Here's a good prayer

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Here's a good prayer
Mon, 06-28-2010 - 10:40pm

From St. Ignatius Loyola:

Teach us to be generous, good Lord;

Teach us 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 any reward, save that of knowing we do Your will.


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Registered: 08-26-2000
Wed, 06-30-2010 - 7:15am

Where's the "like" button?


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Registered: 03-28-2003
Thu, 07-01-2010 - 2:23pm

That's what I thought! I need to start praying this daily, if for no other reason than to remind me there's a larger purpose in life. I've been lost in the weeds -- 4 kids at home, running them everywhere, and more work than anyone should have to do -- yet I'm in no position to turn it down. So I'm not sleeping, which is making me grumpy.

This prayer was a wake-up call. Surely I can offer up my troubles and find time to fight the good fight.


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Registered: 09-02-2008
Fri, 07-02-2010 - 9:14am
Love it!