Saturday, February 9, 2013

Just For Today

My dear friends,

One of my dearest heavenly friends is St. Therese of Lisieux. She inspires me day after day, especially with her simple desire to love.

She speaks of a profound truth in the following poem. If I can "just for today"...LOVE...both the receiving and the giving of...because she understood by divine grace, that is who she is and that is who we are...LOVE. And love is is now, not tomorrow.

"My Song for Today" by St. Therese:

My life is but an instant, a passing hour.
My life is but a day that escapes and flies away.
O my God! You know that to love you on earth,
I only have today!

Oh, I love you, Jesus! My soul yearns for you.
For just one day remain my sweet support.
Come reign in my heart, give me your smile,
Just for today!

Lord, what does it matter if the future is gloomy?
To pray for tomorrow, oh no, I cannot!...
Keep my heart pure, cover me with your shadow,
Just for today.

If I think about tomorrow, I fear my fickleness.
I feel sadness and worry rising up in my heart.
But I'm willing, my God, to accept trial and suffering,
Just for today.

O Divine Pilot! whose hand guides me.
I'm soon to see you on the eternal shore.
Guide my little boat over the stormy waves in peace,
Just for today.

Ah! Lord, let me hide in your Face.
There I'll no longer hear the world's vain noise.
Give me your love, keep me in your grace,
Just for today.

Near your divine Heart, I forget all passing things.
I no longer dread the fears of the night.
Ah! Jesus, give me a place in your Heart,
Just for today.

Deign to unite me to you, Holy and sacred Vine,
And my weak branch will give you its fruit,
And I'll be able to offer you a cluster of golden grapes,
Lord, from today on.

I've just this fleeting day to form
This cluster of love, whose seeds are souls.
Ah! give me, Jesus, the fire of an Apostle,
Just for today.

O Immaculate Virgin! You are my Sweet Star
Giving Jesus to me and uniting me to Him.
O Mother! Let me rest under your veil,
Just for today.

My Holy Guardian Angel, cover me with your wing.
With your fire light the road that I'm taking.
Come direct my steps... help me, I call upon you,
Just for today.

Lord, I want to see you without veils, without clouds,
But still exiled, far from you, I languish.
May your lovable face not be hidden from me,
Just for today.

Soon I'll fly away to speak your praises
When the day without sunset will dawn on my soul.
Then I'll sing on the Angels' lyre,
The Eternal Today!...

And so I say "just for today," my friends, love,


Firm Purpose

A nation of firm purpose
you keep in peace;
in peace, for its trust in you.   Is 26: 3
Let us be a people, O Lord, who seek your promise to Solomon:
a people who humble themselves and pray,
a people who seek your presence,
a people who turn from our evil ways,
that You may hear us from heaven,
and pardon our sins,
and revive our land. 2 Chron 7: 14

Let this be our firm purpose that we may inherit your promise of peace.

Friday, February 1, 2013

I am blessed in the city.
I am blessed in the field.
I am blessed in my down sitting.
I am blessed in my uprising.

I am blessed socially, physically, mentally, psychologically.
I am blessed relationally, interpersonally and physiologically.
I am blessed. Every part of my life is blessed.

I speak to my government that they would come into divine alignment 
and that they would lead morally and ethically.

I speak that our business is successful,
that we are increasing and there is no decrease.
I speak into my day and I download prosperity into my day,
success into my day.

I speak over those that I love - I speak prosperity and success.

I speak into my home, that my home is a haven of shalom.

I speak into my loved ones. I speak that their lives will come back into alignment.

I decree and declare that wealth and riches are in our home.
I speak into my mind peace, into my heart courage;
I speak into my feet that there are paths I can walk on
to overcome every obstacle.

I am the head and not the tail.
I am first and not last. I am above and not beneath.
I am loved by God, I am chosen by God, I am protected by God.

Today shall come into direct alignment with the plans and purposes of God.
Every good and every perfect gift is of God.
TODAY is my gift, therefore it will begin perfectly and it will end well.

In the name of Jesus, Amen.

based on Deuteronomy Chapter 28
Thank you, precious Erin, for sharing this with me.