A Beautiful Prayer

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Teach Me, O Lord

Teach me, my Lord to be KIND and GENTLE in all the events of life;
in disappointments,
in the thoughtlessness of others,
in the insincerity of those I trusted,
in the unfaithfulness of those on whom I relied.
Let me put myself aside, to think of the happiness of others,
to hide my pain and heartaches,
so that I may be the only one to suffer from them.
Teach me to profit by the suffering that comes across my path.
Let me use it that it may mellow me,
that it may make me PATIENT, not irritable;
that it may make me broad in my FORGIVENESS,
not narrow, proud and overbearing.
May no one be less good for having come within my influence.
No one less pure, less true, less kind, less noble

for having been a fellow traveler
in our journey toward eternal life.
As I go about my rounds from one task to another,
let me say, from time to time, A WORD OF LOVE TO YOU.
May my life be lived in the supernatural,
full of good,and strong in its purpose of sanctity.


from Father Hardon's Catholic Prayer Book with Meditations
As I remember my beautiful blogging friends in my prayers,

I will say "Buona Notte'" . . . Good Night!

~ Bella

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Sofia said...

Thank you for this beautiful prayer.
I'm waiting for my confirmation in November and I make sure it's for me.
Thanks again. It's so lovely!

Sofia said...

Thank you for this beautiful prayer.
I'm waiting for my Confirmation in November and I make sure it's for me!
Thanks again. It's so lovely.

bella said...

Sophia, I am so happy for you and your Holy Confirmation to the Catholic Church....and I am happy that you found Father's prayer on my blog to use for your most holy and special occasion! May God Bless You in Your Catholic Journey! Blessings to you, Roz (aka "Bella"). I also hope to hear back from you about your Confirmation and your continual Journey with our Lord!