Archive for January 2011

Prayer for Saturday in the Second Week of Lent   3 comments

Dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England, United Kingdom

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Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 39

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo

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I do not know myself outside of those who gather in your name

to praise your sacred deeds for our salvation

proclaimed in the gospel and celebrated in our Eucharist.

Give me the grace to cleave myself to the assembly gathered by you.

There is no salvation for me outside the presence of my brothers and sisters

who together hear and do your word.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/devotion-for-the-fifteenth-and-sixteenth-days-of-lent-lcms-daily-lectionary/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/sixteenth-day-of-lent/

Posted January 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist, Lent/Confession of Sin 2000s

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Prayer for Friday in the Second Week of Lent   3 comments

President Lyndon Baines Johnson Signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into Law

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Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 37

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo

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My God, help me to see the mystery and beauty in every person

and to respond with love and joy

to your presence within them.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/devotion-for-the-fifteenth-and-sixteenth-days-of-lent-lcms-daily-lectionary/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/fifteenth-day-of-lent/

Posted January 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Lent/Confession of Sin 2000s

Prayer for Thursday in the Second Week of Lent   3 comments

A Slum in Jakarta, Indonesia

Image Source = Jonathan McIntosh (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jakarta_slumhome_2.jpg)

Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 35

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo

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Let me feel shame, Lord, for my sins,

particularly ones based on injustice and unconcern.

Let me know my heart as it is in your sight

and my neighbors’ sight.

Straighten the torturous paths of my heart.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/devotion-for-the-thirteenth-and-fourteenth-days-of-lent-lcms-daily-lectionary/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/fourteenth-day-of-lent/

Posted January 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Lent/Confession of Sin 2000s

Prayer for Wednesday in the Second Week of Lent   3 comments

Title Card of La Haine (1995)

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Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 33

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo

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I listen to the words of your prophets

as they express in human terms the alienation we experience

when we ignore your counsel and become self-centered,

both as individuals and collectively.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/devotion-for-the-thirteenth-and-fourteenth-days-of-lent-lcms-daily-lectionary/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/thirteenth-day-of-lent/

Posted January 30, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Lent/Confession of Sin 2000s

Prayer for Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent   3 comments

Shift Change from Metropolis (1927)

The above image is a screen capture.

Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 30

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo

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Save me, O God,

from being a full participant in a society

grown fat and rich on the backs of others.

Take off my blinders so I may see

the injustice and poverty everywhere around me.

Help me understand the need

for a repentance that turns my heart

to a loving and just relationship with everyone.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/devotion-for-the-eleventh-and-twelfth-days-of-lent-lcms-daily-lectionary/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/twelfth-day-of-lent/

Prayer for Monday in the Second Week of Lent   3 comments

2010 Workers Memorial Day Poster

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Prayer Source = Jonathan Montaldo, compiler, Lent and Easter Wisdom from Thomas Merton:  Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Thomas Merton’s Own Words (Liguori, MO:  Liguori, 2007), page 27

Prayer by Jonathan Montaldo

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You enjoin me to give up everything to follow you.

You teach me that the price of genuine freedom

is to become poor and hungry for the kingdom of heaven.

Freedom for your disciples is freedom

to do justice and liberate our neighbors,

as we liberate ourselves,

from whatever keeps us fettered in ignorance

of your command to love our neighbors as ourselves.

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/devotion-for-the-eleventh-and-twelfth-days-of-lent-lcms-daily-lectionary/

http://lenteaster.wordpress.com/2010/10/28/eleventh-day-of-lent/

When We Think That We Are Alone…   Leave a comment

Moonlight

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Prayer source = Gates of Prayer:  The New Union Prayerbook–Weekdays, Sabbaths, and Festivals:  Services and Prayers for Synagogue and Home (New York:  Central Conference of American Rabbis, 1975), page 672

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As the moon sinks on the mountain-edge

The fisherman’s lights flicker

Far our on the dark wide sea.

When we think that we are alone

Are steering our ships at midnight,

We hear the splash of oars

Far beyond us.

Posted January 27, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Praise of God/Seeking God 1900s