Our Lady of Snows Shrine at dusk… August

Lord forgive me as I have grown weary in this life,  forgive me for becoming too enthralled in my human” being”,

Forgive me for not seeing the lashes on your back, as I focused on  each person that has hurt me,

Forgive me for not seeking to always use my tongue to soothe and nurture,

Forgive me for not using more of the minutes and hours in the day to do your Will,

forgive me for not being open to spending more time alone with you in your Home of the Adoration Chapel,

Forgive me for not trusting more completely in the power that only You possess!

Forgive me as I naïvely think that I alone am in control of my life and have enough wisdom to know thy Will for me,

Forgive me for the times that “I”  have hurt someone with the things that I have said or not said,

with a look or with the absence of a kind act.

Forgive me for living in the memory of those who are with you now instead of using the time to pray for the poor souls in purgatory,

And using their lives as an example with which to live this life more fully and intentionally.

Forgive me for seeking comfort for myself, forgive me for seeking companionship for myself, forgive me for not doing more quietly  and being more willing to just  listen.

Forgive me for ever thinking that the little person that “I” am could have such a huge effect on anyone around me,

Forgive me for not remembering to begin the day with you and laying myself at your feet to do with as You Will,

Forgive me for all this and more~

Only you have the power to cleanse my heart and soul and make me  new in this moment, to fill me with all that I need to serve you sincerely and honestly in this life.

Protect me if You Would, from anything that would separate me from you and my final destination which is to reside with you in heaven.

For this and for all the lost souls,  I pray never take your life away from me.  Amen

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