You brought me into life as if into an enchanted paradise. We have seen the sky like a chalice of deepest blue, and listened to the soothing murmur of the forest and melodious music of the streams. It is a pleasure to be your guest. Glory to You, O God, from age to age!
I will extol you, Lord, for you have lifted me up, and have not let my foes rejoice over me. Lord my God, I cried out to you, and you healed me. Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! For His mercy endures forever.
Lord God and Master! Father Almighty, Only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit, one Godhead, one power: have mercy on me a sinner; and by the judgments which you know, save me, your unworthy servant.
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.
How many times with your own hand have you held out to me your Body and your Blood, and I, though a miserable sinner, have received this Sacrament, and have tasted your love, so ineffable, so heavenly. Glory to you, O God, from age to age!
“Like a flash of lightning, you unexpectedly light up my heart with flashes of intense joy. After your blinding light, how drab, how colorless, how illusory all else seems. Glory to You, O God, from age to age!”
In the wondrous blending of sounds, it is your call we hear. In the harmony of many voices, in the sublime beauty of music, in the glory of the works of great composers. All true beauty has the power to draw the soul towards you, O God, and make it sing in ecstasy: Alleluia!
Everlasting King, your will for our salvation is full of power. Your right arm controls the course of human life. We thank you for all your mercies seen and unseen: For eternal life, for the heavenly joys of the kingdom which is to be. Glory to you, O God, from age to age!
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.