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Jesus, Please Come to Us

Jesus, Please Come to Us

When all feels dark and hope is hard to find, remind us, loving God, that you are closest to us at the points where we most need you. For nothing, nothing at all, can take us away from your love in Christ Jesus. Amen.Angela, Great Britain♦ — ♦Dear Lord, the numbness still remains, the memories play and replay in our minds. We go through the motions but nothing has the same meaning anymore. With lives destroyed, is there now unmeaning? Yet, I sense a new spir...
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Prayer to the Mother of Sorrows

Prayer to the Mother of Sorrows

Mary, here I am, a bruised and wounded person, perhaps shunned or rejected by others. Frustration, anger, sorrow flood my soul. You invite me to stand by you, stand beneath the cross, stand as you help me carry my cross with the tenderness shown only by mothers.Mary, Mother of Sorrows, my comfort, standing beneath the cross you grasped for any glimpse of hope as you watched and waited and loved—loved until the last breath of your Son. In that horrible moment when the sacred body of your be...
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Praying Amid Scandal

Praying Amid Scandal

This beautiful prayer is written by Br. Joseph Martin Hogan, OP. It first appeared on the website Dominicana  How do we pray amid Church scandals? One helpful way is to return to the basics: The Our Father. For this meditation, I’ll look to the various parts of the prayer in reverse order.Deliver us from evil — Father, you alone are holy. You alone are pure. The evil within your Church overwhelms me. It is too much for me to understand, let alone overcome. Please ...
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"I Will Save My Sheep"

"I Will Save My Sheep"

Yesterday I walked onto our back porch and sat for a while in silence. The sunshine played across the flowers and the distant shrine of Mary, Queen of Apostles. But the beauty and the light did little to calm the emotions that are tearing at my heart, as they are, I'm sure, at yours.I was stationed here in Boston for the “long great lent” of 2002 after the Globe’s Spotlight report. I never heard the “repent and be saved” nature of the daily Lenten Mass readings ...
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Prayer for Unfailing Hope

Prayer for Unfailing Hope

Lord Jesus, you see my entire life:past, present, and future.You know my thoughts and feelings.You see how hard life can be,how unfair it can seem at times.In all the confusion, one thing is certain:your love for me never changes.I place all my hope in you.You embrace me as I am.You walk with me and guide me.Help me to recognize your presenceand to follow where you lead with trust.You desire only the greatest good for me;you are on my side.I place all my hope in you.Help me to know how much you ...
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