Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Conversations with Jesus II

Meditation Before Holy Communion Continued

"Hast thou no favors to ask of Me? Give Me, if thou wilt, a list of all thy desires, all the wants of thy soul. Tell Me, simply, of all thy pride, sensuality, self-love, sloth; and ask for My help in thy struggles to overcome them."

"Poor child! be not abashed, many that had the same faults to contend against are now saints in heaven."

"They cried to Me for help, and by degrees they conquered."

"Do not hesitate to ask for temporal blessings, - health, intellect, success. I can bestow them, and never fail to do so, where they tend to make the soul more holy. What wouldst thou have this day, My child?....If thou didst but know how I long to bless thee!"
(Source: Gold Dust. Published by Altemus Press, Philadelphia, PA. 1897.)

Prayer ~ O Saving Victim
O Saving Victim opening wide
The gate of heaven to all below.
Our foes press on from every side;
Thine aid supply, Thy strength bestow.
To Thy great name be endless praise
Immortal Godhead, One in Three;
Oh, grant us endless length of days,
In our true native land with Thee.
(by St. Thomas Aquinas)

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