Open my heart today to your presence.
Let your Breath in me connect me to all beings.
Open my heart to hear you calling my name.
Let your beauty and grace within me come alive
So I can let your beauty and goodness shine out to the world.
Open my heart to your love-energy.
Gift me with a Ready Heart,
Open to hear the cries of the world,
The world close at home, and the world afar,
Ready to reach out in kindness, caring, and compassion.
May I be able to open all hearts to love
Fulfilling the dream of Mother Josepha.
Resting in the Lord
Most Holy Trinity,Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
You are presence within me,
Healing me,Empowering me,
Making me fully alive as
You form me into the likeness of Jesus.
I am in awe before You andI thank you,I rest in You,
Desiring You above all else,
My Lord and my God.
I surrender all to You,
Take from me all that is not of You in me,
Immerse me in Your Holy Spirit
All glory be to You,
Father, Son and Holy SpiritAs it always was,And is
And forever shall beFore You alone are worthy.
(Fr. Otto G. Shelly, SVD)
Act of Consecration
God Holy Spirit, great love of the Father and the Word, to carry out our mission of love in the world, I consecrate to you all my thoughts and understanding, my heart and desire, my words and actions, my joys and sorrows, my body and soul, my whole being, my life and my death.
I consecrate to you all that I am and have, and all who are dear to me, that your world may be a better place of love. Strengthen and guide us in this mission of love in time till we meet in eternity. Amen
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your spirit, and we shall be recreated. And you shall renew the face of the earth.O God who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to be truly wise and ever to rejoice in his consolation, through Christ our Lord. Amen
Quarter Hour Prayer
God, Eternal Truth,
We believe in you.
God, our strength and our salvation,
We hope in you.
God, infinite goodness,
We love you with our whole heart.
You have sent the Word as Saviour of the world,
Let us all be one in Him.
Send us the Spirit of Your Son,
That we may glorify your name.
May almighty God bless us in our searching
And our climbing;
In our singing and our vision;
In our loving and our witnessing.
May He bless us on all our ways.
Father, Son and Holy Spirit