Praying through the Scriptures Online together as one body in Christ
I have just completed a 6 week course with a Priest from Papua New Guinea on praying through the Scriptures . Moved by a new thirst for the words of Christ I want to change my Blog to meditatation on Scriptures. I hope you will join me on my new journey. I invite you to share your feelings , thoughts and prayers as we walk in search of truth through the words and life of Jesus in the Gospel . The Holy Spirit will help and guide us on this new path together.
“Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is to life.”
I learned recently that when you read the Gospel allow the God in you talk to the God in the Gospel and enter into dialogue with the Scriptures. I’m inspired by this idea. Let’s pray together and I’m sure we will learn from each other in prayer.
“There is a hunger in mens hearts which is not in material things to satisfy”
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.”
When I steeped myself in prayer, I was transported in spirit to the Chapel, where I saw the Lord Jesus, exposed in the Monstrance. In place of the Monstrance I saw the glorious face of the Lord, and He said to me, “What you see in reality , these souls see through faith. Oh, how pleasing to Me is their great faith! You see, although there appears to be no trace of life in Me, in reality it is present in its fullness in each and every Host. But for Me to be able to act upon the soul, the soul must have faith. O how pleasing to Me is living faith! (1420)
St. Faustina, Divine Mercy in my Soul
Let’s apply the eternal truth of the Gospel to the concrete circumstances of our lives.”Jesus said where two or three are gather together in my name, there I am in the midst” let’s unite together across the world in the Scriptures. I will post the Gospel reading each week on Tuesday before Sunday and that will always be our primary weekly meditation. I ask the Holy Spirit to lead us so that we can inspire each other. My Blog is Praying through the Scriptures and my search for Truth. Finding a path that will lead you to God is ultimately our real goal in life and our only source of true happiness in a world full of mixed messages leading us away from God in many conflicting directions leaving us feeling very confused isolated and depressed. God said I am the way the truth and the life. Let’s search the Gospel for real peace and find together love and joy in the Scripture that shaped the lives of Saints and inspired many to a life of truth
“Through dreams, God awakened me; through prayers, God directed me.”
“Make us love and obey you so that the works of our hands may always display what your hands have done, until we gaze upon the beauty of your face.”
The Catholic Church, Liturgy of the Hours
El Alma que Anda en Amor
The soul filled by love never tires others nor grows tired
There is no other way but to walk in the light.
God Loves You
Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion.”
Let the God in the Scripture meet the God in your heart
“Lord, teach me to be generous;
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil, and not to seek for rest;
To labor, and not to ask for reward –
except to know that I am doing your will.”
Ignatius of Loyola
“Prayer bends the omnipotence of heaven to your desire. Prayer moves the hand that moves the world.”
Charles H. Spurgeon
“In order to resist fear and discouragement, it is necessary that through prayer – through a personal experience of God re-encountered, recognized and loved in prayer – we taste and see how good the Lord is (Psalm 34).”
Jacques Philippe, Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart
“I wanted my sons to know that, whatever kinds of prayers we utter, no matter how wretched, God hears them, even when we pray badly.”
Wendy Murray, Facing Forward
PER CRUCEM TUAM ADORAMUS DOMINE
“Through your cross we adore you Oh Lord.”
“Choose to view life through God’s eyes. This will not be easy because it doesn’t come naturally to us. We cannot do this on our own. We have to allow God to elevate our vantage point. Start by reading His Word, the Bible…Pray and ask God to transform your thinking. Let Him do what you cannot. Ask Him to give you an eternal, divine perspective.”
Charles R. Swindoll
“You matter. Your heart matters.”
“God will not give me humility, or patience, or holiness, or love as separate investments of His grace. He has given only one gift to meet our need, His Son Christ Jesus.”
Watchman Nee, The Normal Christian Life
“When God will have any great matters done, he sets his people’s hearts to work at prayer by a kind of gracious instinct. He stirs them up and moves their hearts by the influence of his Holy Spirit.”
Thomas Goodwin, What Happens When I Pray
“From Les Miserables
All at once, in the midst of this profound calm, a fresh sound arose; a sound as celestial, divine, ineffable, ravishing, as the other had been horrible. It was a hymn which issued from the gloom, a dazzling burst of prayer and harmony in the obscure and alarming silence of the night; women’s voices, but voices composed at one and the same time of the pure accents of virgins and the innocent accent of children, — voices which are not of the earth, and which resemble those that the newborn infant still hears, and which the dying man hears already. This song proceeded from the gloomy edifice which towered above the garden. At the moment when the hubbub of demons retreated, one would have said that a choir of angels was approaching through the gloom.
Cosette and Jean Valjean fell on their knees.
They knew not what it was, they knew not where they were; but both of them, the man and the child, the penitent and the innocent, felt that they must kneel.
These voices had this strange characteristic, that they did not prevent the building from seeming to be deserted. It was a supernatural chant in an uninhabited house.
While these voices were singing, Jean Valjean thought of nothing. He no longer beheld the night; he beheld a blue sky. It seemed to him that he felt those wings which we all have within us, unfolding.
The song died away. It may have lasted a long time. Jean Valjean could not have told. Hours of ecstasy are never more than a moment.”
“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.”
St. Joan of Arc