Having a Rotten Day, Need Prayer


#1

Today at work didn’t seem all too productive. What’s worse is at lunchtime I went to complain about some treatment received by someone handling my claim at my insurance agent. (I just felt slighted and humiliated by this person.) I am hardly ever the kind of person to lodge a customer service complaint, so this sudden urge “to stand up for myself” actually surprised me a little.

I noticed after talking to the supervisor there that I felt worse instead of better. I wasn’t satisfied with the resolution over my treatment, but when I looked inward, I couldn’t answer for myself what would satisfy me.

So I’ve had this hollow pit in my stomach the whole rest of the day, and it’s colored everything. I’m going to my priest tomorrow, but I ask you all to pray for me now.


#2

From today’s Liturgy of the Hours:

Compline (Night Prayer)

Hymn

Jesu, the world’s redeeming Lord,
The Father’s co-eternal Word,
Of light invisible true Light,
Thine Israel’s Keeper day and night.

Our great Creator and our Guide,
Who times and seasons dost divide,
Refresh at night with quiet rest,
Our limbs by daily toil oppressed.

We pray thee, while we dwell below,
Preserve us from our ghostly foe;
Nor let his wiles victorious be
O’er them that are redeemed by thee.

That while in this frail house of clay
A little longer here we stay,
Our flesh in thee may sweetly sleep,
Our souls with thee their vigils keep.

All praise be thine, O risen Lord,
From death to endless life restored;
All praise to God the Father be,
And Holy Ghost eternally.


#3

Praying for you. I know that hollow feeling, I think!


#4

Lord, I hope Paul has a better day tomorrow. May his visit with his priest relieve him of the disappointment he feels from today’s events. Bless him and let him know that You suffered a physical blow to your face from someone and then went on to be crucified for that same mean person. May Paul offer up his pain and aggravation for the redemtion and conversion of souls (even for the souls of those who have wronged him, if possible) and may he find much benefit in communicating his disappointment to a good priest who possesses a sympathetic ear and heart. Amen.


#5

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth, as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen.


#6

Our Father, Who art in heaven,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.


#7

Hail Mary,
Full of Grace,
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the Fruit Of Thy Womb,
Jesus.
Holy Mary,
Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now,
and at the hour of our death.
Amen


#8

Lord please help Paul to find peace. Help him to find thoughts that are more helpful to his mood and feelings.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now,
and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen


#9

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