Saturday, November 6, 2010
Since I had my picture taken last week and sent to me, I thought I would send it to my brother and my sister as both live in Arizona and maybe would find my blog to see it. The picture would not let itself be sent by e-mail; it was blocked, so I am sending it in my blog for all my readers and perhaps it is even time to admit again that I am almost 80 years old and still loving and enjoying life.
My invocation for today from the Litany of the Sacred Heart in "Sacred Heart of Jesus, to your obedience I unite myself." This is the tenth day I have used a single invocation as a "walking prayer" to be said at odd moments during the day after I have used it during my morning prayer. For those who may have missed the others I give them from memory: Sacred Heart of Jesus
to your adoration, I unite myself;
to your burning love, I unite myself;
to your ardent zeal, I unite myself;
to your reparation, I unite myself;
to your thanksgiving, I unite myself;
to your firm confidence, I unite myself;
to your fervent prayers, I unite myself;
to your silence, I unite myself;
to your humility, I unite myself;
to your obedience, I unite myself...
Now, today I want to share a little verse that may be helpful for quieting down before prayer; it is by M.J.Higgins, RSM and is something I copied ages ago but did not note the source:
"You who calmed the winds and sea,
Jesus, calm and center me.
Draw me in and hold my gaze
Soothe and silence me these days.
Deep is calling unto deep.
I give you all my cares to keep.
You who calmed the winds and sea,
Jesus,calm and center me."