Communion with God - Daily Mental Prayer

Daily Mental Prayer Jul 16, 2020

“Man is made to live in communion with God in whom he finds happiness”

Confessions of Saint Augustine
How do you commune with God on a daily basis?



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ENLIGHTENMENT PRAYER

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
My God, I firmly believe that Thou art everywhere present and seest all things...cleanse my heart from all vain, wicked, and distracting thoughts. Enlighten my understanding, and inflame my will, that I may pray with reverence, attention, and devotion.

REFLECTION

Man is made to live in communion with God in whom he finds happiness.
St. Augustine

Reflect on the quote for a while.
What does it mean to you?
Sit quietly and consider this:
How do you commune with God on a daily basis?

THANKSGIVING PRAYER

Almighty and eternal God, I adore Thee, and I thank Thee for all the benefits which Thou, in Thy infinite goodness and mercy, hast conferred upon me.

RESOLUTION

Based on this reflection, I resolve to avoid all sin.
However, I should especially resolve to avoid one particular deadly sin:
(Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Wrath, Pride, Sloth)

Here is a reading from the Shepherd of Hermas which relates to this meditation:

"For if you be patient, the Holy Spirit that dwells in you will be pure. He will not be darkened by any evil spirit, but, dwelling in a broad region, he will rejoice and be glad; and with the vessel in which he dwells he will serve God in gladness, having great peace within himself. But if any outburst of anger take place, immediately the Holy Spirit, who is tender, is straitened, not having a pure place, and He seeks to depart. For he is choked by the vile spirit, and cannot attend on the Lord as he wishes, for anger pollutes him. For the Lord dwells in long-suffering, but the devil in anger."

RESOLUTION PRAYER

My God, I offer Thee these resolutions; unless Thou deignest to bless them, I can not be faithful to them. I beseech Thee most earnestly to bless me, that I may serve Thee faithfully this day by a perfect devotedness to all my duties and a steadfast adherence to all my promises and good resolutions. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Thank You and God Bless ☦️
And until next time … stay holy my friends!

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