Glory of God Prayer Group, St. Cecilia Parish, Wa Diocese, Ghana - Let Your Light Shine

Saint of the Day

Spread love everywhere

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. Mother Teresa

Humility

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it's thinking of yourself less. C. S. Lewis

In the absence of justice

In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? Saint Augustine

God dispenses beauty even to the wicked

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. Saint Augustine

False words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Socrates

meet with a smile

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. Mother Teresa

Seeking without that wert within

I found thee not, O Lord, without, because I erred in seeking thee without that wert within. Saint Augustine

Prayer does not change God

Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard

Men should wonder at themselves

Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering. Saint Augustine

Belief in Christianity

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis

He that is evil is a slave

He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Saint Augustine

Importance of Christianity

Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important. C. S. Lewis

The gift of overcoming self

Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self. Francis of Assisi

The cause makes the martyr

It is not the punishment but the cause that makes the martyr. Saint Augustine

The beginning of good works

The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. Saint Augustine

Man is a great depth

Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart. Saint Augustine

Forgive those who hurt you

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him. Socrates

Intense love does not measure

Intense love does not measure, it just gives. Mother Teresa

The hunger for love

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. Mother Teresa

Truth

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. C. S. Lewis

Matthew 13:44-46

Have you ever fallen in love? Do you remember when the phone rang and he or she was on the other end? Your heart fluttered with excitement. You couldn’t wait to see your loved one again. However, the romantic attraction you’ve ever had is nothing compared to the way Jesus loves you. You’re always on his mind. To him, you are the “pearl of great price” (Matthew 13:46). He gave up everything for your salvation. If only this would sink into our hearts! It’s hard to grasp such unconditional love. But there are two things you can do to make it more real in your life. First, begin your day-every day-by dedicating yourself to Jesus. Give him your heart and ask for him to lead you and direct you. If you are facing specific challenges, ask for his wisdom and peace in those circumstances. It’s simply a matter of telling him you want to rely on him and asking for his Holy Spirit to guide you. Then, listen for the ways he inspires you and leads you throughout the day. Second, before you go to sleep, look back over your day. Ask the Spirit to show you how Jesus was present with you: Did he remind you of his promises? Did he strength you during a difficult situation?  

Recall also how you might have strayed from him, whether through sin or negligence. Remember: If you confess your faults, he is faithful to forgive you (1 John 1:9). Let his grace fill you so you can rest calmly and receive joy and hope for another day. As you start to practice anchoring your day in Jesus, don’t be surprised if you notice a difference. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll be able to pray as the Psalmist, “I shall sing of your strength, and extol your love at dawn.’’ (Psalm 59:17). Things will go more smoothly as his grace begins to flow into everything you do. Others too will see the change!  When you go to bed at night, you’ll be able to give your troubles to Jesus and tell him, “In peace I shall both lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me secure” (Psalm 4:8, originally verse 9).

Prayer

“Jesus, I give you my heart and my life today. I want to walk every step of my journey with you. I say yes to your Holy Spirit and ask him to work in me as he desires.”

Credit
Please, note that this article, except the title, was taken from “Abide in My Word”. This is the “meditation of the day” for 31st July, 2013.

 

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