St Francis Q&A

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Prayers of praise and thanksgiving

Someone recently made a great suggestion that there be prayers of thanksgiving on this site. Great idea, thanks! So, below is a prayer of praise from our patron saint, and then below that is a prayer of thanksgiving of mine. Please feel free to leave your own prayers (thanksgiving, praise, intentions, etc.) under "comments".
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"You are holy, Lord, the only God, and your deeds are wonderful. You are strong. You are great. You are the Most High, You are almighty. You, holy Father, are King of heaven and earth. You are Three and One, Lord God, all good. You are Good, all Good, supreme Good, Lord God, living and true.

You are love, You are wisdom. You are humility, You are endurance. You are rest, You are peace. You are joy and gladness. You are justice and moderation. You are all our riches, And you suffice for us.

You are beauty. You are gentleness. You are our protector, You are our guardian and defender. You are courage. You are our haven and our hope. You are our faith, Our great consolation. You are our eternal life, Great and wonderful Lord, God almighty, Merciful Savior".

St. Francis of Assisi
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A typical prayer of thanksgiving I make each day after Mass: "Lord Jesus, thank you for all that you have given me, especially the incredible gift of the Eucharist. Thank you for your sacrifice on the Cross. Heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of this Bread from Heaven...the Bread of Life. I thank you, Lord, I thank you. Please let me serve you this day in doing the Will of the Father.
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Other prayers??

6 Comments:

  • That was me that suggested the Prayers of Thanksgiving. I was disappointed though in that I can't seem to find my original posting.

    In that same posting I asked you about The Bishops of The United State's position that we need immigration reforms which I believe would allow "more" people into this country.

    I will not ask or suggest we debate that issue. My question was directed specifically at the situation in Mexico, and how Mexico and most of its wealth and industry is controlled by just 80 families who for years have been sending their money to U.S. banks, and investing in the United States, and Europe, rather than in their own country.

    If Mexico, and these families "reformed" their practices of failing to re-invest in there own country, Mexico might see job growth, wage increases, and a truly active and vigorous electorate.

    Instead Vicente Fox, and the Bishops of The United States blame this on U.S. immigration policy, rather than addressing the root of the problem in Mexico.

    I asked in my previous post, why don't the U.S. Bishops address this issue at its roots in Mexico?

    One example I gave of this policy of investing domestic Mexican profits in other countries, is that Mexico has an underdeveloped banking system. Low and middle-income Mexicans CAN NOT borrow money for a mortgage to buy a house, THEY MUST PAY CASH for a house! How many of us can afford to do that here?

    If there was monetary and banking reform in Mexico, we might see many Mexicans choosing to stay in Mexico with their families, rather than come to the United States.

    What are your comments on this issues? And why have the U.S. Bishops chosen to ignore this issue?

    By Blogger Terry, at 11:19 PM  

  • Thank you for honoring our Father Francis in this way.

    -Bruce

    By Blogger 888, at 6:10 PM  

  • Alone in God
    my soul waits, silent.
    My help is from Him. Alone in God
    rest, my soul, in silence.
    My hope is from Him.
    He alone is my rock, my safety;
    I shall not be shaken

    By Blogger Rob, at 3:48 PM  

  • Praise to God of all, who hath done great things in all the earth, who hath increased our days from our mother's womb, and hath done with us according to his mercy. May he grant us joyfulness of heart, and that there be peace in our days in Israel for ever:
    Sirach 50: 24-25

    By Blogger Magnificat wannabe, at 5:36 PM  

  • Rob,

    That was a beautiful poem. Who wrote it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:04 PM  

  • Hi Anonymous,
    It is from the book of Psalms. Chapter 62, verses 2 to 6. I originally found it on the main page from the Abbey of Gethsemani.
    I found it to be a great blessing.
    Rob

    By Blogger Rob, at 1:47 PM  

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