St Dominic’s Holy Hour

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Lord, I am an earthenware vessel
In which you have placed a treasure.
Help me to reveal your extraordinary power.
When I feel I afflicted, free me from constraints.
When I am perplexed, lead me beyond despair.
When I feel persecuted, do not forsake me.
When I am struck down, renew your life in me.
As I carry within myself the death of Jesus,
May the life of Jesus, too, be revealed in me.

Help me to realize that death at work in me,
Means life to those for whom I offer myself.

Do not let me lose heart, but grant me abundant grace,
So that my thanksgiving may overflow to the glory of God.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
and the Holy Spirit, one God,
Forever and ever.

Amen.

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Daily reflection

Let love be sincere;
hate what is evil,
hold on to what is good;
love one another with mutual affection;
anticipate one another in showing honor.
Do not grow slack in zeal,
be fervent in spirit,
serve the Lord.
Rejoice in hope,
endure in affliction,
persevere in prayer.

Romans chapter 12

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Response

In you, Lord, I have found my peace.

O LORD, my heart is not proud,
nor are my eyes haughty;
I busy not myself with great things,
nor with things too sublime for me.

In you, Lord, I have found my peace.

Nay rather, I have stilled and quieted
my soul like a weaned child.
Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap,
so is my soul within me.

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St Dominic Holy Hour

Author unknown

Teach me, my Lord,
To be sweet and gentle in all events of life,
In disappointments, in the thoughtlessness of those I trusted,
In the unfaithfulness in those whom I relied.
Let me put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others,
To hide my little pains and heartaches,
So that I may be the only one to suffer from them.
Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes across my path.
Let me so use it that it may mellow me,
Not harden, nor embitter me;
That it may make me patient, not irritable.
That it may make me broad in my forgiveness,
Not narrow, haughty, and overbearing.
May no one be less good for having come within my influence.
No one less pure, less true, less kind,
Less noble for having been a fellow-traveler
In our journey Toward Eternal Life.
As I go my rounds from one distraction to another,
Let me whisper from time to time, a word of love to Thee.
May my life be lived in the supernatural, full of power for good,
And strong in its purpose for sanctity.
Amen.

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All Saints Day

“Who are these, clothed in white robes, and whence have they come?”
I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
And he said to me, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation;
they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Revelation

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Moving on

Reminiscing through North Dakota photos, appreciation for this photo blossomed.

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