Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Thursday! Getting Through the Days

In the mornings I end my daily devotional time with reading first, "Let nothing disturb thee, nothing affright thee; all things are passing; God never changeth.(St. Teresa of Avila) and then especially, now, O Holy Spirit, beloved of my soul, I adore You ending with this prayer. Just in case y'all wondered how I make it through the day and want to join me in these readings:)
Veni, Sancte Spiritus

Come, Holy Spirit,
and send out a ray
of your heavenly light.

Come, father of the poor,
Come, giver of gifts,
Come, light of our hearts.

Come, kindly comforter,
Sweet guest of our soul
And sweet freshness.

Rest in hardship,
Moderation in the heat,
Relief in pain!

O most blessed light,
fill the innermost hearts
of those who believe in you.
Without your divine power
There is nothing in man,
Nothing that is harmless.

Wash what is unclean,
Water what is arid,
Heal what is wounded.
Bend what is stiff,
Warm what is cold,
Guide what has gone astray.

Give to those who believe in you
and trust in you
Your seven sacred gifts.
 Give the reward of virtue,
Give the end of salvation,
Give lasting happiness!


 A  Thirteenth century prayer by Stephen Langton

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