Archive for November 2011

God Befriend and Bless You   Leave a comment

May every blessing this life

can hold

Be yours in the fullest


May content, that is better

Than gems or gold,

Fill your future days with


May clouds ne’er gather above

your way,

Nor grief nor gloom op-

press you,

And every hour and every day

May God befriend and

bless you.

Posted November 12, 2011 by Grumpa Joe in Help, Inspiration

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Anima Christi   Leave a comment

Jesus, may all that is you flow into me.

May your Body and Blood

be my food and drink.

May your passion and death

be my strength and life.

Jesus, with you by my side

enough has been given.

May the shelter I seek

be the shadow of your cross.

Let me not run from the love which you offer,

but hold me safe from the forces of evil.

On each of my dyings

shed your light and your love.

Keep calling to me until that day comes,

when, with your saints,

I may praise you forever. Amen.

Lord Jesus, Bread of Life and Covenant of Love

Nourish us with your Body and Blood

Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Pray for us.

Saint Francis of Assisi   Leave a comment

A Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.

Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

Where there is injury, pardon.

Where there is doubt, faith.

Where there is despair, hope.

Where there is darkness, light, and where

there is sadness, joy. O Divine

Master, grant that I may not so much

seek to be consoled, as to console;

To be understood, as to understand;

To be loved, as to love;

For it is in giving that we receive;

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

Pray for Me   Leave a comment

I cannot tell why there should come to me

A thought of some one miles and years away,

In swift insistence on the memory,

Unless there be a need that I should pray.

Old Friends are far away: we seldom meet

To talk of Christ or changes day by day,

Of pain or pleasure, triumph or defeat,

Or special reasons why ’tis time to pray.

We are too busy even to spend thought

For days together of some friends away;

Perhaps God does it for us, and we ought

To read His signal as a call to pray.

Perhaps my friend just then has fiercer fight,

A more appalling weakness or decay,

Of courage, darkness, some lost sense of right

And so, in case you need my prayer I pray.

Friend, do the same for me. If I intrude

Unmasked upon you on some crowded day,

Give me a moment’s prayer as interlude;

Be sure I need it, therefore pray.

—–Marianne Farmington

Gentle Jesus   Leave a comment

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild

Look upon a little child!

Make me gentle as thou art,

Take my childish hand in Thine,

Guide these little feet of mine.

So shall all my happy days

Sing their pleasant song of praise,

And the world shall always see

Christ, the Holy Child, in me.

Prayer to Saint Jude   Leave a comment

O Holy St Jude!
Apostle and Martyr,
great in virtue and rich in miracles,
near kinsman of Jesus Christ,
faithful intercessor for all who invoke you,
special patron in time of need;
to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart,
and humbly beg you,
to whom God has given such great power,
to come to my assistance;
help me now in my urgent need and grant my earnest petition.
I will never forget thy graces and favors you obtain for me
and I will do my utmost to spread devotion to you. Amen.

St. Jude, pray for us, and all who honor thee and invoke thy aid.
(Say 3 Our Father’s, 3 Hail Mary’s, and 3 Glory Be’s after this.)

Posted November 7, 2011 by Grumpa Joe in Help

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God Saw You Getting Tired   Leave a comment

God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be

So He put His arms around you and said,

Diane, come live with me.

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer

And slowly your strength fade away,

We loved you dearly,

We couldn’t make you stay.

A golden heart stops beating,

Your hard working hands put to rest,

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.

God bless you, Barb.

We love you.

IT’S ME AGAIN GOD   Leave a comment


I come every day

Just to talk with you, Lord,

And to learn to pray. . .

make me feel welcome,

You reach out Your hand,

I  need never to explain

For YOU understand.

I come  to YOU frightened

And burdened with care

So lonely and lost

And so filled with despair,

And suddenly, Lord,

I’m no longer afraid,

My burden is lighter

And the dark shadows fade.

Oh, God, what a comfort

To know that You care

And to know when I seek YOU


Helen Steiner Rice

Posted November 4, 2011 by Grumpa Joe in Help

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Prayer   Leave a comment

Lord, teach me to be generous.
Teach me to serve you as you deserve;
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labor and not to ask for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your will.

Posted November 3, 2011 by Grumpa Joe in Help, Inspiration

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