Thursday, June 21, 2012

Reflections For The Fortnight


The Fortnight for Freedom begins today.  The USCCB has published reflections for each of the fourteen days. Our religious freedom, one of our most basic freedoms, is being attacked and compromised. Our forefathers fought for it and many saints died for it. Now more than ever, we need to pray for it.
You can find the reflections for each day here. I will also post a separate page for them. Just go to the "Pages" drop down menu above and click the link for Fortnight Reflections.
May true freedom ring!

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.