A Beautiful Prayer by St. Augustine

I beg of You, my God,

let me know You and love You so that I may be happy in You.

And though I cannot do this fully in this life, yet let me improve from day to day till I may do so to the full.

Let me know You more and more in this life, that I may know You perfectly in heaven.

Let me know You more and more here, so that I may love you perfectly there,

so that my joy may be great in itself here, and complete in heaven with You.

O Truthful God, let me receive the happiness of heaven which You promise so that my joy may be full.

In the meantime,

let my mind think of it,

let my tongue talk of it,

let my heart long for it,

let my mouth speak of it,

let my soul hunger after it,

let my flesh thirst after it,

let my whole being desire it,

until such time as I may enter through death into the joy of my Lord,
there to continue forever, world without end.

Amen.

Prayer for Sean Taylor and Family After His Passing

Heavenly Father, Comforter and Protector, I come asking You to watch over Sean Taylor. Please take the soul of this young man into Your arms, comfort him and welcome him home, into Your eternal kingdom.

Lord, I ask that You touch his family, friends and fans. Grant them the graces necessary to shoulder this cross. Although it appears to be the darkest of times, let them realize Your Light of Love shines upon them and that Your children grieve with them and pray for them.

In Jesus name,

Amen.

Following is the post from the evening of November 26, 2007, as we all prayed and waited for God’s will.

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope

~~ Romans 15:13

Dear Heavenly Father, full of grace and love, I come to ask your comfort for Sean Taylor and his family of relatives, friends and fans.

Thank You Father for your mercy and healing power. If it is your will, heal our brother, bless his soul and lead him to be the person that you have made him to be.

Thank You Father, that through Your Son Jesus there is a place prepared for all of Your children. If it is Your will to bring our brother home, take away the fear in his heart; let him find peace in Your grace, comfort in Your love, and strength in Your mighty power over death.

The family, friends and fans of Sean are of heavy hearts because of the tragedy that has befell Sean.

Thank You Father, that because of Jesus, You know our pain and sorrow intimately, as well as the path through this dark shadow. May we lay our fears at your feet. As it says in Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Thank you Father, for the comfort found in Your presence. Send us Your peace Lord; the peace that passes all understanding. Don’t let us waiver and doubt. As we wait and watch, lead us to do so in faith. Comfort us as our grief seems to overpower us. You are a good, just and loving Father, don’t let us grow bitter in this shadow of death.

Thank You Father for Your righteousness. We trust that You will do what is right; what is loving. Whether in death or in life Your will is accomplished and You are sovereign. May we know Your presence, Lord. Keep us ever aware of Your loving hand guiding us through all things.

In the name of Jesus,

Amen.

Prayer for Sean Taylor and Family

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope

~~ Romans 15:13

Dear Heavenly Father, full of grace and love, I come to ask your comfort for Sean Taylor and his family of relatives, friends and fans.

Thank You Father for your mercy and healing power. If it is your will, heal our brother, bless his soul and lead him to be the person that you have made him to be.

Thank You Father, that through Your Son Jesus there is a place prepared for all of Your children. If it is Your will to bring our brother home, take away the fear in his heart; let him find peace in Your grace, comfort in Your love, and strength in Your mighty power over death.

The family, friends and fans of Sean are of heavy hearts because of the tragedy that has befell Sean.

Thank You Father, that because of Jesus, You know our pain and sorrow intimately, as well as the path through this dark shadow. May we lay our fears at your feet. As it says in Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

Thank you Father, for the comfort found in Your presence. Send us Your peace Lord; the peace that passes all understanding. Don’t let us waiver and doubt. As we wait and watch, lead us to do so in faith. Comfort us as our grief seems to overpower us. You are a good, just and loving Father, don’t let us grow bitter in this shadow of death.

Thank You Father for Your righteousness. We trust that You will do what is right; what is loving. Whether in death or in life Your will is accomplished and You are sovereign. May we know Your presence, Lord. Keep us ever aware of Your loving hand guiding us through all things.

In the name of Jesus,

Amen.

Every Morning

 

Every Morning

Every morning lean thine arms awhile

Upon the window-sill of heaven

And gaze upon thy Lord,

Then, with vision in thy heart,

Turn strong to meet thy day.

 

~by Thomas Blake

Prayer for Donda & Kanye West


Heavenly Father, Comforter and Protector, I come asking You to watch over Donda West. Please take her soul into Your arms, comfort her and welcome her home, into Your loving care.

Donda is gone now from this earthly dwelling, and has left behind those who mourn her absence. Grant them the graces necessary for them to shoulder this cross. When they falter, let them know that it is You who bears their burden and enables them to carry on.

Bless her loving son Kanye West. Grant that he may hold his mother’s memory dear, never bitter for the lost, never regretful for the past, but always in hope of the eternal kingdom where you will bring them together again.

I ask this through Christ our Lord,

Amen

Prayer for Rowan Ford and Her Family

Heavenly Father, Comforter and Protector, I come asking You to watch over young Rowan Ford. Please take the soul of this little girl into Your arms, comfort her and welcome her home, into Your eternal kingdom.

Lord, I ask that You touch her family and grant the graces necessary for them to shoulder this cross. Although it appears to be the darkest of times, let them realize Your Light of Love shines upon them and that Your children grieve with them and pray for them. Father, walk with her family as they take each difficult step forward. When they falter, let them know that it is You who bears their burden and enables them to carry on. May they never doubt Your love for them, and may they find the peace that comes from abiding with You.

Lord, I ask that You touch the heart of those who harmed her, or have knowledge of the circumstances, that they may do the right thing. I pray that they should come to repentance and receive your forgiveness.

Lord, I ask that You touch the minds of all parents of young children, that they may be given the wisdom and means to protect their children from those that might do them harm.

Lord, finally, I ask that You touch me. Help me to not hate the people that killed this innocent little girl. As hard as it is for my mortal mind to understand: You still love them and I should love them too.

In Jesus name,

Amen.