My lack of acceptance and love of others


#1

Be it my family, friends or workplace. My misanthropic attitude is getting worse and out of control.
I wasn’t always like this. In fact I used to love the company of others and saw their good points.

And to think that I have reverted to Catholicism only 2 years ago. Done so much reading on history and all the intellectual side of things/apologetics Yet my character is if anything, worse. I’m most likely number 1 hypocrite on CAF.

I need to do an all night vigil I think. Because the distance between my good intentions and reality is ever widening.
I appreciate your prayers. Pray that I learn to pray better. Pray that my relationship with God becomes real and that I can pass on God’s love to others. I had a serious argument with my brother last week. I just know God must be totally pissed off with me. (oops bad language) Because all I managed to do was make both of us feel more depressed and anxious. In my defence I will say I needed to tell him to stop dominating our conversations. But the communication on my part was poor.

Look. Can I just say a word of thanks to all you sincere people who pray for others. it truly is a selfless act. The world needs you and so do I.


#2

Praying for your intentions. Remember, you are not perfect, but God still has mercy on you. Extend that mercy to others.


#3

Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.

To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy hear and answer me, Amen. :pray:


#4

Gracious God, give us generous hearts:
to share whatever gift that you have given to us;
to acknowledge you as the giver of all good gifts;
to give without counting the cost;
to share without expecting something in return;
to be wise in caring for ourselves and others;
to see others as though through the eyes of God;
to hold all of our treasures with open hands;
to align our life, actions and time with the Gospel;
to be gracious and unbegrudging in our giving;
to recognize the abundance of blessings in each day;
to accept our talents and the talents of others,
whether many or few;
to use our talents in service of others;
to grow in giving thanks for everything;
to love deeply the God of all generosity so that our
hearts are strong enough to give away freely
whatever is asked.

O gracious God, who generously lavishes
our lives with goodness, create in our hearts
a deep center of gratitude, a center that grows
so strong in its thanksgiving that sharing freely
of our treasures becomes the pattern of our
existence. May we always be grateful for your
surprises of joy, growth and unconditional love.
Amen.

(adapted from Joyce Rupp, Fresh Bread)


#5

Dear Lord, please govern goodcatholic’s actions, guide his decisions, bless his effort, and be with him in his journey towards spiritual perfection, in Jesus’ name, Amen.


#6

much appreciated everyone. May God Bless your generous souls!


#7

O Jesus! meek and humble of heart, Hear me.
From the desire of being esteemed,
Deliver me, Jesus. (repeat after each line)
From the desire of being loved,
From the desire of being extolled,
From the desire of being honored,
From the desire of being praised,
From the desire of being preferred to others,
From the desire of being consulted,
From the desire of being approved,
From the fear of being humiliated,
From the fear of being despised,
From the fear of suffering rebukes,
From the fear of being calumniated,
From the fear of being forgotten,
From the fear of being ridiculed,
From the fear of being wronged,
From the fear of being suspected,
That others may be loved more than I,
Jesus, grant me the grace to desire it. (repeat after each line)
That others may be esteemed more than I ,
That, in the opinion of the world,
others may increase and I may decrease,
That others may be chosen and I set aside,
That others may be praised and I unnoticed,
That others may be preferred to me in everything,
That others may become holier than I, provided that I may become as holy as I should,


#8

Remember,
O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
To you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.
O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in Thy mercy
hear and answer me. Amen


#9

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.


#10

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.

Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Amen.


#11

Hail Mary
Full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou amongst 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 death, Amen


#12

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