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A Daily Dose   Sunday, June 30, 2013


Love others the way that God has loved you, with tenderness.

Blessed Mother Teresa

 

Psalm 100:5

For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

A Daily Dose   Saturday, June 29, 2013


Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his holy ones. No type of cruelty can tear down the religion established by the mystery of Christ’s cross. The Church is not diminished by persecutions, but rather increased. The field of the Lord is always being enriched with a more abundant harvest, while the seeds which are sown one by one yield a manifold return.

Pope St. Leo the Great

 

John 16:33

I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world!

A Daily Dose    Friday, June 28, 2013


As long as anyone has the means of doing good to his neighbors, and does not do so, he shall be reckoned a stranger to the love of the Lord.

St. Ireneaus of Lyons

 

Proverbs 3:21

My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of sight. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

A Daily Dose   Thursday, June 27, 2013


Joy is really a road sign pointing us to God. Once we have found God... we no longer need to trouble ourselves so much about the quest for joy.

C. S. Lewis, author

 

1 Peter 1:8-9

Although you have not seen him you love him; even though you do not see him now yet believe in him, you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

A Daily Dose   Wednesday, June 26, 2013


The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.
St. Vincent de Paul

 

Micah 6:8

You have been told, O mortal, what is good, and what the LORD requires of you: only to do justice and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God.

A Daily Dose   Tuesday, June 25, 2013


When your prayers are at their end and your heart is resting in God’s care, listen confidently and trust Him then to handle things beyond your efforts.

 

Hebrews 4:15-16

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin. So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

A Daily Dose   Monday, June 24, 2013


We can go our whole lives completely unaware that we are like God in some way that no one else is.

Anthony DeStefano

 

Psalm 139:16

Your eyes saw me unformed; in your book all are written down; my days were shaped, before one came to be.

A Daily Dose   Saturday, June 22, 2013


Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them.
St. Francis de Sales

 

Exodus 33:14

The LORD answered: I myself will go along, to give you rest.

A Daily Dose   Friday, June 21, 2013


Let us submit to God in all things and not contradict Him, even if what He says seems to contradict our reason and intellect; let His word prevail over our reason and intellect.

St. John Chrysostom

 

Nehemiah 1:5-7

I prayed: “LORD, God of heaven, great and awesome God, you preserve your covenant of mercy with those who love you and keep your commandments. May your ears be attentive, and your eyes open, to hear the prayer that I, your servant, now offer in your presence day and night for your servants the Israelites, confessing the sins we have committed against you, I and my ancestral house included.We have greatly offended you, not keeping the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances you entrusted to your servant Moses.

A Daily Dose  Thursday, June 20, 2013


It is not a back-up plan prayer.

It should not be a prayer 'just to say' when you cannot think of anything else to pray.

It is the prayer we have be taught and we continue to hear and learn and understand.

It is the prayer we have been given by our Father for us and for all ages.

 

Matthew 6:9-13

“This is how you are to pray:
‘Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’

A Daily Dose   Wednesday, June 19, 2013


The man who doesn’t pray is like a chicken or a turkey, which cannot rise into the air. They may fly a little, but they soon have to come down…The man who prays, on the other hand, is like a fearless eagle, and seems always to want to get closer to the Sun.

St. John Vianney

 

Colossians 3:16-17

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

A Daily Dose   Tuesday, June 18, 2013


For all of us struggling with the answers to our prayers, let us pray.

How do hear the answers to our prayers? Or even know they are heard?

We put our words, our faith, our lives in God’s hands and trust and live and know they were.

 

Jeremiah 29:11-14

For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—oracle of the LORD—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me—oracle of the LORD—and I will change your lot; I will gather you together from all the nations and all the places to which I have banished you—oracle of the LORD—and bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you.

A Daily Dose   Monday, June 17, 2013


If everything were already known and assured to us, where would be room for our confidence in God? Now we have only the shadow of these things. Where would be room for hope, if we possess them already?

St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

Psalm 92:6-7

How great are your works, LORD! How profound your designs! A senseless person cannot know this; a fool cannot comprehend.

A Daily Dose    Saturday, June 15, 2013


What sin is there so deadly that it cannot be pardoned by the death of Christ? And so if I bear in mind this strong, effective remedy, I can never again be terrified by the malignancy of sin.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

 

Romans 12:12-9-11

Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor.Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

A Daily Dose   Friday, June 14, 2013


In the literal version of the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius, we are called to the consideration of the “Principle and Foundation”.

Man is created to praise, reverence, and serve our God our Lord, and by this means to save his soul.

St. Ignatius

 

Hebrews 13:15

Through him then let us continually offer God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name.

A Daily Dose   Thursday, June 13, 2013


But St. Augustine writes, that the barking of dogs is more pleasing to God than the prayers of bad ecclesiastics. The ecclesiastic who neglects mental prayer soon falls away from virtue, for without meditation he shall scarcely acquire the ecclesiastical spirit.

St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

 

Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

A Daily Dose   Wednesday, June 12, 2013


He who truly desires Love, seeks it truly; and he who truly seeks it, surely finds it.
St. Francis de Sales

 

1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

A Daily Dose   Tuesday, June 11, 2013


God takes life's pieces and gives us unbroken peace.

W. D. Gough

 

Isaiah 55:6

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

A Daily Dose   Monday, June 10, 2013


If you love truth, be a lover of silence. Silence, like the sunlight will illuminate you in God.

St. Issac

 

Exodus 14:14

The LORD will fight for you; you have only to keep still.

A Daily Dose    Friday, June 7, 2013


Teach me to know you, God, and show me what you see in me.

You know, Lord. You knew yesterday who I would be today, and you know today who I'll be tomorrow. Maybe I don't need to know myself as well as I thought.

Maribeth Walker

 

Proverbs 19-21

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

A Daily Dose    Thursday, June 6, 2013


It is for us to make the effort. The result is in God's hands.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body.

A Daily Dose   Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Let us pray for each other as we seek the Almighty through prayer.

Prayer is a communication between God and mankind, not a scientific formula in which everything is certain. Nor is prayer an 'open sesame' guarantee to open the doors of the universe to give you anything you want. Prayer is not magic. It is more than that.

Don A. Aycock

 

Matthew 7:24

Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.

A Daily Dose   Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light.

Victor Raymond Edman

 

Job 22:28

What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.

A Daily Dose   Monday, June 3, 2013


Prayer is more than words. It is listening, seeing, feeling.

Norman Vincent Peale

 

Philippians 4:6-7

Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

A Daily Dose    Sunday, June 2, 2013


Whoever surrenders unconditionally to the Lord will be chosen by Him as an instrument for building His kingdom.

St. Edith Stein

 

Ephesians 2:19-20

So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the holy ones and members of the household of God,built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.

A Daily Dose     Saturday, June 1, 2013


Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself.

Mother Teresa

 

Proverbs 8:17

I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.