Glory of God Prayer Group, St. Cecilia Parish, Wa Diocese, Ghana - Let Your Light Shine

Saint of the Day

Progress

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. C. S. Lewis

False words

False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. Socrates

The future

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is. C. S. Lewis

In season at all times

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. Mother Teresa

How to find God

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. Mother Teresa

Come unto me all ye that labor

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden. Saint Augustine

Pray and work

Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you. Saint Augustine

Passion

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act. Saint Augustine

Forgive those who hurt you

One who is injured ought not to return the injury, for on no account can it be right to do an injustice; and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man, however much we have suffered from him. Socrates

Pride of a false knowledge

Don't be proud of a false knowledge that there is no God when you are not God.   Felix Dordaa Mahama

People of worth

Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live. Socrates

Money is not enough

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. Mother Teresa

I gave in

I gave in, and admitted that God was God. C. S. Lewis

Judging disputes

If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend. Saint Augustine

We must be hatched

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. C. S. Lewis

A drop in the ocean

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. Mother Teresa

Necessary to possible to impossible

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. Francis of Assisi

Belief in Christianity

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. C. S. Lewis

Scatter there Thy cheerful beams

O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams. Saint Augustine

Even the rich are hungry for love

Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own. Mother Teresa

Matthew 13:44-46

Have you ever fallen in love? Do you remember when the phone rang and he or she was on the other end? Your heart fluttered with excitement. You couldn’t wait to see your loved one again. However, the romantic attraction you’ve ever had is nothing compared to the way Jesus loves you. You’re always on his mind. To him, you are the “pearl of great price” (Matthew 13:46). He gave up everything for your salvation. If only this would sink into our hearts! It’s hard to grasp such unconditional love. But there are two things you can do to make it more real in your life. First, begin your day-every day-by dedicating yourself to Jesus. Give him your heart and ask for him to lead you and direct you. If you are facing specific challenges, ask for his wisdom and peace in those circumstances. It’s simply a matter of telling him you want to rely on him and asking for his Holy Spirit to guide you. Then, listen for the ways he inspires you and leads you throughout the day. Second, before you go to sleep, look back over your day. Ask the Spirit to show you how Jesus was present with you: Did he remind you of his promises? Did he strength you during a difficult situation?  

Recall also how you might have strayed from him, whether through sin or negligence. Remember: If you confess your faults, he is faithful to forgive you (1 John 1:9). Let his grace fill you so you can rest calmly and receive joy and hope for another day. As you start to practice anchoring your day in Jesus, don’t be surprised if you notice a difference. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll be able to pray as the Psalmist, “I shall sing of your strength, and extol your love at dawn.’’ (Psalm 59:17). Things will go more smoothly as his grace begins to flow into everything you do. Others too will see the change!  When you go to bed at night, you’ll be able to give your troubles to Jesus and tell him, “In peace I shall both lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me secure” (Psalm 4:8, originally verse 9).

Prayer

“Jesus, I give you my heart and my life today. I want to walk every step of my journey with you. I say yes to your Holy Spirit and ask him to work in me as he desires.”

Credit
Please, note that this article, except the title, was taken from “Abide in My Word”. This is the “meditation of the day” for 31st July, 2013.

 

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