Pray that we celebrate God's love for us


#1

The Sea of Love
by Henri Nouwen

Dear Lord, today I thought of the words of
Vincent van Gogh; “It is true there is an ebb and
flow, but the sea remains the sea.” You are the
sea. Although I experience many ups and
downs in my emotions and often feel great
shifts and changes in my inner life, you remain
the same. Your sameness is not the sameness
of a rock, but the sameness of a faithful lover. Out
of your love I came to life; by your love I am
sustained; and to your love I am always called
back. There are days of sadness and days of joy;
there are feelings of guilt and feelings of
gratitude; there are moments of failure and
moments of success; but all of them are embraced
by your unwavering love.

My only real temptation is to doubt in your love,
to think of myself as beyond the reach of your
love, to remove myself from the healing radiance
of your love. To do these things is to move into
the darkness of despair.

O Lord, sea of love and goodness, let me not
fear too much the storms and winds of my
daily life, and let me know there is ebb and flow
but that the sea remains the sea. Amen.


#2

Love Henri Nouwen, thanks for posting…


#3

Thankfulness
Creator, Redeemer and Indwelling God, the true sin of humanity is of ingratitude towards You. Figuratively, our first parents, instead of appreciating all gifts You bestowed, craved the one gift denied to their possession. They sacrificed their many other precious gifts to the desire to obtain it. We, who easily fall into the same ingratitude, ask grace and endeavour to be grateful for each blessing You offer.

We thank You for everything in our lives whether happy or sad, comfortable or unpleasant, because You can bring blessing out of anything. You can draw goodness out of both our successes and our failures. We thank You for our losses, which can teach us appreciation for what remains to us. Thank You for everything that makes us anxious or uneasy, because we can learn patience and trustfulness if we continue to thank You for every circumstance.

Thank You for every person who contributes to our progress and maturity by their goodwill, interactions or advice and even through their or our vulnerability or weakness. Bless our relationships with mutual growth in joy, in routine and in difficulty.

Thank You for all that is good and wholesome in our lives. Thank You for our possessions, for our talents and achievements. We determine, with Your grace, to steward them well, never allowing them to distract us from love of You and other people.

It is difficult to appreciate difficulties that seem disastrous and cause great sorrow, but we seek to be thankful for everything given to our loved ones and ourselves. Therefore, with Your grace we determine to be joyful and thankful in every situation and circumstance, trusting that You will work all things to good.

We thank You for the Sacraments, the priesthood, and the Church. We thank You for entering our lives with Christ’s teaching and redemption, sharing divine love with us and leading us into eternal life. Thank You for everything, our God.


#4

Amen


#5

Beautiful post!
Amen!


#6

from the RSVCE

Psalm 100 [99] A Psalm for the thank offering.

1 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the lands! * 2 Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the LORD is God! It is he that made us, and we are his; * we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him, bless his name! 5 For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures for ever, and his faithfulness to all generations


#7

Loving God,

We also thank you for the blessing of our friends who are your Son’s face to us, who inspire us, and to help us become the people you called us to be. I thank you for my friend Trishie today and for all my friends.

Amen.


#8

Thanksgiving

Our dear God, You spared Abraham but not Yourself, in allowing the incarnation and death of Your Son for our sake. Thank You for saving us with this double generosity of Jesus. Thank You for His redeeming love that embraces each person, however ordinary, as Your child.

Jesus thank You for coming as a human baby who grew up amongst ordinary people, so that we know how much God treasures us as humans. Thank You for redeeming us in ordinariness, blood and resurrection.

Thank You for Your miracles—obvious, or disguised in ordinariness—as in Eucharistic ritual and in the ‘ordinary’ human kindnesses of our lives. Through our natural human responses to Your Sacrifice and love proved in human reality, let the glory of God’s kingdom reign in each person through the Holy Spirit.


#9

Dearest Lord Jesus,

You are the Good Shepherd of the flock, you tend and feed
and protect your chosen people and only ask us to put our
trust in your loving care. As host, you entertain us at your
welcome table and anoint us with your Holy Spirit. Make
us ever thankful for all of your blessings, O Savior of the
world, living and reigning with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

May the great Shepherd of the flock, by the blood that sealed
an eternal covenant, bless us and keep us.

Amen.


#10

Thankfulness
Creator, Redeemer and Indwelling God, the true sin of humanity is of ingratitude towards You. Figuratively, our first parents, instead of appreciating all gifts You bestowed, craved the one gift denied to their possession. They sacrificed their many other precious gifts to the desire to obtain it. We, who easily fall into the same ingratitude, ask grace and endeavour to be grateful for each blessing You offer.

We thank You for everything in our lives whether happy or sad, comfortable or unpleasant, because You can bring blessing out of anything. You can draw goodness out of both our successes and our failures.

We thank You for our losses, which can teach us appreciation for what remains to us. Thank You for everything that makes us anxious or uneasy, because we can learn patience and trustfulness if we continue to thank You for every circumstance.

Thank You for every person who contributes to our progress and maturity by their goodwill, interactions or advice and even through their or our vulnerability or weakness. Bless our relationships with mutual growth in joy, in routine and in difficulty.

Thank You for all that is good and wholesome in our lives. Thank You for our possessions, for our talents and achievements. We determine, with Your grace, to steward them well, never allowing them to distract us from love of You and other people.

It is difficult to appreciate difficulties that seem disastrous and cause great sorrow, but we seek to be thankful for everything given to our loved ones and ourselves. Therefore, with Your grace we determine to be joyful and thankful in every situation and circumstance, trusting that You will work all things to good.

We thank You for the Sacraments, the priesthood, and the Church. We thank You for entering our lives with Christ’s teaching and redemption, sharing divine love with us and leading us into eternal life. Thank You for everything, our God.


#11

Thankfulness
Creator, Redeemer and Indwelling God, the true sin of humanity is of ingratitude towards You. Figuratively, our first parents, instead of appreciating all gifts You bestowed, craved the one gift denied to their possession. They sacrificed their many other precious gifts to the desire to obtain it. We, who easily fall into the same ingratitude, ask grace and endeavour to be grateful for each blessing You offer.

We thank You for everything in our lives whether happy or sad, comfortable or unpleasant, because You can bring blessing out of anything. You can draw goodness out of both our successes and our failures.

We thank You for our losses, which can teach us appreciation for what remains to us. Thank You for everything that makes us anxious or uneasy, because we can learn patience and trustfulness if we continue to thank You for every circumstance.

Thank You for every person who contributes to our progress and maturity by their goodwill, interactions or advice and even through their or our vulnerability or weakness. Bless our relationships with mutual growth in joy, in routine and in difficulty.

Thank You for all that is good and wholesome in our lives. Thank You for our possessions, for our talents and achievements. We determine, with Your grace, to steward them well, never allowing them to distract us from love of You and other people.

It is difficult to appreciate difficulties that seem disastrous and cause great sorrow, but we seek to be thankful for everything given to our loved ones and ourselves. Therefore, with Your grace we determine to be joyful and thankful in every situation and circumstance, trusting that You will work all things to good.

We thank You for the Sacraments, the priesthood, and the Church. We thank You for entering our lives with Christ’s teaching and redemption, sharing divine love with us and leading us into eternal life. Thank You for everything, our God.


#12

Dearest Lord Jesus,

You are the Good Shepherd of the flock, you tend and feed
and protect your chosen people and only ask us to put our
trust in your loving care. As host, you entertain us at your
welcome table and anoint us with your Holy Spirit. Make
us ever thankful for all of your blessings, O Savior of the
world, living and reigning with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

May the great Shepherd of the flock, by the blood that sealed
an eternal covenant, bless us and keep us.

Amen.


#13

Thankfulness
Creator, Redeemer and Indwelling God, the true sin of humanity is of ingratitude towards You. Figuratively, our first parents, instead of appreciating all gifts You bestowed, craved the one gift denied to their possession. They sacrificed their many other precious gifts to the desire to obtain it. We, who easily fall into the same ingratitude, ask grace and endeavour to be grateful for each blessing You offer.

We thank You for everything in our lives whether happy or sad, comfortable or unpleasant, because You can bring blessing out of anything. You can draw goodness out of both our successes and our failures. We thank You for our losses, which can teach us appreciation for what remains to us. Thank You for everything that makes us anxious or uneasy, because we can learn patience and trustfulness if we continue to thank You for every circumstance.

Thank You for every person who contributes to our progress and maturity by their goodwill, interactions or advice and even through their or our vulnerability or weakness. Bless our relationships with mutual growth in joy, in routine and in difficulty.

Thank You for all that is good and wholesome in our lives. Thank You for our possessions, for our talents and achievements. We determine, with Your grace, to steward them well, never allowing them to distract us from love of You and other people.

It is difficult to appreciate difficulties that seem disastrous and cause great sorrow, but we seek to be thankful for everything given to our loved ones and ourselves. Therefore, with Your grace we determine to be joyful and thankful in every situation and circumstance, trusting that You will work all things to good.

We thank You for the Sacraments, the priesthood, and the Church. We thank You for entering our lives with Christ’s teaching and redemption, sharing divine love with us and leading us into eternal life. Thank You for everything, our God.


#14

Dearest Lord Jesus,

You are the Good Shepherd of the flock, you tend and feed
and protect your chosen people and only ask us to put our
trust in your loving care. As host, you entertain us at your
welcome table and anoint us with your Holy Spirit. Make
us ever thankful for all of your blessings, O Savior of the
world, living and reigning with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

May the great Shepherd of the flock, by the blood that sealed
an eternal covenant, bless us and keep us.

Amen.


#15

Thanksgiving

Our dear God, You spared Abraham but not Yourself, in allowing the incarnation and death of Your Son for our sake. Thank You for saving us with this double generosity of Jesus. Thank You for His redeeming love that embraces each person, however ordinary, as Your child.

Jesus thank You for coming as a human baby who grew up amongst ordinary people, so that we know how much God treasures us as humans. Thank You for redeeming us in ordinariness, blood and resurrection.

Thank You for Your miracles—obvious, or disguised in ordinariness—as in Eucharistic ritual and in the ‘ordinary’ human kindnesses of our lives. Through our natural human responses to Your Sacrifice and love proved in human reality, let the glory of God’s kingdom reign in each person through the Holy Spirit.


#16

Dearest Lord Jesus,

You are the Good Shepherd of the flock, you tend and feed
and protect your chosen people and only ask us to put our
trust in your loving care. As host, you entertain us at your
welcome table and anoint us with your Holy Spirit. Make
us ever thankful for all of your blessings, O Savior of the
world, living and reigning with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

May the great Shepherd of the flock, by the blood that sealed
an eternal covenant, bless us and keep us.

Amen.


#17

Thank You for Your love for us our God.
Please help us to celebrate Your love by genuinely and faithfully living the gospel and the Sacraments.
Our Mother, our angels and patron saints, please pray that we will love God above all and others as Your desire.


#18

Dearest Lord Jesus,

You are the Good Shepherd of the flock, you tend and feed
and protect your chosen people and only ask us to put our
trust in your loving care. As host, you entertain us at your
welcome table and anoint us with your Holy Spirit. Make
us ever thankful for all of your blessings, O Savior of the
world, living and reigning with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

May the great Shepherd of the flock, by the blood that sealed
an eternal covenant, bless us and keep us.

Amen.


#19

Thank You for Your love and goodness for us our God.
Please help us to celebrate Your love by genuinely and faithfully living the gospel and the Sacraments.
Our Mother, our angels and patron saints, please pray that we will love God above all and others as Your desire.


#20

Dearest Lord Jesus,

You are the Good Shepherd of the flock, you tend and feed
and protect your chosen people and only ask us to put our
trust in your loving care. As host, you entertain us at your
welcome table and anoint us with your Holy Spirit. Make
us ever thankful for all of your blessings, O Savior of the
world, living and reigning with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.

May the great Shepherd of the flock, by the blood that sealed
an eternal covenant, bless us and keep us.

Amen.


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