Sunday, December 13, 2015

We are not free for our own purposes, but to do God's work!

My hope is that Trevor Thomas' piece over at the American Thinker today entitled To really fix things, we must pray will inspire you to do just that. If you don't know how to pray, frankly it is just having a conversation with God. But a good start would be the one Jesus taught, called the Our Father by Catholics, or the Lord's Prayer by Protestants. The Lord's Prayer may be found here. Another prayer is the one ascribed to St. Francis of Assisi:

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace!
That where there is hatred, I may bring love.
That where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness.
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony.
That where there is error, I may bring truth.
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith.
That where there is despair, I may bring hope.
That where there are shadows, I may bring light.
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.
To understand, than to be understood.
To love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life.

 —Saint Francis of Assisi—

We must come finally to understand our powerlessness, and instead rely on His power.  The current Leftist project to destroy the United States will ultimately fail, but it will fail sooner if we pray more, and humble ourselves, so that we can more clearly see what God wants us to do.  We are not free for our own purposes, but to do God's work.

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