"To God what belongs to God”
“The greatest grace God can give someone is to send them a trial they cannot bear with their own powers … and then sustain them with His grace so they may endure to the end and be saved.” - St. Justin, Martyr
Loving and merciful Father, we ask for Your grace that we may always “greatly delight in your commands” with a “heart that is firm and trusting” in you.
Lord, we are weak, and even though the desire to do what is right and pleasing to you resides in our hearts, too often we fail and fall short.
Lord, we ask you to reign in our heart and soul and in the world around us, that our hearts may be steadfast in loving you and our sisters and brothers, especially those most in need.
May we turn away from every sinful and evil inclination and commit our lives totally and completely to you, to give to you God, what belongs to you, through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.
Fr. Vidal Martinez, OSM