Sunday, 6 November 2011

A PRAYER OF A YOUNG PRIEST

DEAR LORD,
Author of my Vocation,
Never allow me to be tired before my work is done;
Be resting when the harvest needs me;
... Be partying when I should be praying;
Be silent when I should be speaking out;
To be drunk when I shold be sober.
May I not be reaping when I should be sowing;
Destroying when I should be restoring;
Desecrating when I should be consecrating;
Tearing down when I should be building up; Or
Cursing when I should be blessing!
But GRACIOUS LORD,
Those times when I should sleep, rest, reap, eat, drink, or party,
LET THESE NOT BE DENIED ME!
I do not say no to your call, give me discernment to understand and the courage to answer.
I do not refuse your crown of thorns, but I ask for fortitude to wear it.
I do not turn from my cross, but may I have strength to carry it.
From the lance I do not shrink, but give me the heart to receive it.
To the sick may I be able to impart healing,
bring your love and forgiveness to sinners, and
care for your flock with deligence, patience, and understanding.
May I have the voice to comfort those who mourn,
the key to unlock those imprisoned, and
the food to feed your hungry people.
Amen.
Fr Bernard Dan

''The truth might be hard to say, painful to bear or even drastic for the truth sayer but still needed to be said''. ALISON.

1 comment:

  1. This is nice. It feels different when you read your words from someone else' post.

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