Guide my life, calm Haven of the storm-tossed. With your Sovereign Spirit steady my mind, that, guided and guarded each day, I may be able to practice your commandments, always mindful of your glorious presence.
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, O God, instill the wisdom of your Holy Spirit in my heart; protect my soul and body, every fiber of my being, from all possible harm, all traps of the Devil and every temptation to sin.
O Holy Spirit, through the course of this day grace me with your fruit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.
Today is the feast day of the Holy Prophet Joel, who foretold of the descent of the Holy Spirit of God, fulfilled on the day of Pentecost.
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.” (Joel 2:28)
O Holy Spirit, Powerful Consoler! You love the humble and resist the proud. Come to me, O glory of the living and hope of the dying. Lead me by your grace that I may always be well-pleasing to you.
With your Sovereign Spirit steady my mind, that, guided and guarded each day, I may be able to practice your commandments, always remembering your glorious presence that looks upon the deeds of all people.
The assumption that our beliefs are only best guesses at what Jesus meant when he shared his Gospel neglects a critical part of the equation. My sermon at St. Nicholas Fort Wayne (#stnicholasfw) on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020.
Lord, give rest to the souls of your departed servants, in a place of brightness, refreshment, and repose; where all suffering, sorrow, and sighing have fled away.
Christianity was never meant to be merely a topic of academic study. Christianity is communion with the living God. “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” (Psalms of David)
Yes, we must use our heads when learning the Faith. But Christ doesn’t want us to leave him in our heads, he wants us to invite him to sit on the throne of our hearts.
In my sermon on Sunday, August 9, 2020, I talked about what it takes to see God working in our lives.