Dear God

 

Dear God,

I am grateful that You are the Rock that I can stand on and an ever present help in times of need. 

Lord, in those times I feel lost at sea, remind me of Your faithfulness and love. 

May Your Spirit lead me to draw close to You and trust in Your Word over my feelings. 

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Oda to Love

Corcovado jesus

Corcovado jesus (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Hvalospjev ljubavi (1 Kor 13, 1-13)
Kad bih sve jezike ljudske govorio i anđeoske,
a ljubavi ne bih imao,
bio bih mjed što ječi
ili cimbal što zveči.

Kad bih imao dar prorokovanja
i znao sva otajstva
i sve spoznanje;
i kad bih imao svu vjeru
da bih i gore premještao,
a ljubavi ne bih imao – ništa sam!

I kad bih razdao sav svoj imutak
i kad bih predao tijelo svoje da se sažeže,
a ljubavi ne bih imao –
ništa mi ne bi koristilo.

Ljubav je velikodušna,
dobrostiva je ljubav,
ne zavidi,
ljubav se ne hvasta,
ne nadima se;
nije nepristojna,
ne traži svoje,
nije razdražljiva,
ne pamti zlo;
ne raduje se nepravdi,
a raduje se istini;
sve pokriva, sve vjeruje,
svemu se nada, sve podnosi.
Ljubav nikad ne prestaje.

Prorokovanja? Uminut će.
Jezici? Umuknut će.
Spoznanje? Uminut će.
Jer djelomično je naše spoznanje,
i djelomično prorokovanje.
A kada dođe ono savršeno,
uminut će ovo djelomično.
Kad bijah nejače,
govorah kao nejače,
mišljah kao nejače,
rasuđivah kao nejače.
A kad postadoh zreo čovjek,
odbacih ono nejačko.
Doista, sada gledamo kroza zrcalo,
u zagonetki, a tada – licem u lice!

Sada spoznajem djelomično,
a tada ću spoznati savršeno,
kao što sam i spoznat!
A sada: ostaju vjera, ufanje i ljubav
– to troje –
ali najveća je među njima ljubav.

 

Prayer

God of freedom,
You do not cease to go out of Yourself
to give Yourself to others
in the pure spontaneity of your love,
so that in following Jesus of Nazareth,
Your Son and our Lord,
we may have the courage to risk life itself
for freedom,sustained in our weakness and fear
by the Spirit who makes us free.

Give us the gift, Lord Jesus,
to be, like You, free in love,
committed to the truth
and justice of the Kingdom,
so as to seek nothing else
but faithfulness to the Father
ready to pay the price of freedom
in our own persons.
O Lord, grant that we may never be
people of structured lives,
or political revolutionaries,
or puritanical ascetics,
or creature s incapable of solitude,
but free persons,
free from ourselves,

From things, from others,
in the boundless confidence
of the Father’s love,
in the generous risk taking of love for others.

Holy Spirit of freedom,
infuse in us freedom of heart,
the joy and peace of a reconciled life,
received as a gift from You,
spent in faithful service,
especially of those who do not know freedom.

Freed from the prison of the present,
we will thus welcome
the coming Kingdom of freedom in ourselves
and in the history of Your people on earth,
our fellow pilgrims.
Amen. Alleluia!
Prayer by Bruno Forte

 

 

My wishes for all my friends today!

 

May God help me!

May God help me! (Photo credit: radiant guy)

 

My wishes for all my friends today:

 

May God bless You and keep You safe.

 

May God keep You safe from harm.

 

May He have mercy on You and Your family.

 

May the Lord always be by Your side.

 

May He protect You and uphold Your undertakings…

 

May the Lord bless You always where ever You are!

 

 

 

Your friend milena