Thanksgiving, Happy New Year

I was away for Thanksgiving visiting family and had a work trip so I did not post.  I am still playing catch up in my life.  I am grateful for this life of mine and am thankful to the Lord.  That is a recurring theme in my prayers, even when I am down.  The Lord has been kind and merciful to me.

I pray to him in this New Year to enlighten me.  I am down.  I am confused.  I need my valley to be broadened and nourished.  I need the mountain to be laid lower to let the light in.

I tell myself not to want.  Wanting brings trouble.  I pray that my wanting doesn’t get in my way.  I ask for prayers to move forward, to not fall into the pit.

I found this prayer by Origin here,

Origen (ca. 184-254)

May the Lord Jesus touch our eyes, as he did those of the blind. Then we shall begin to see in visible things those which are invisible. May he open our eyes to gaze, not on present realities, but on the blessings to come. May he open the eyes of our heart to contemplate God in Spirit, through Jesus Christ the Lord, to whom belong power and glory through all eternity.

I beg the Lord’s forgiveness for my lack of Charity.


About sisterbernice

I am a practicing Catholic in love with the Lord. Whatever his failings, I recognize the same in our Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. He serves as one of my great teachers. A truly misunderstood figure, I hope all who have reviled him might actually read him and find their way to God.
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