Monday, May 31, 2010

For another , who for now must remain unnamed, I pray.  For her journey I will offer my works and small sacrifices.  For she has made a great decision based on trust and love, and she is my friend and a lover of our Beloved.  I will pray and give for her so that God may hopefully grace and protect her as she takes this path and walks in faith.  To our mutual Mother Mary our mutual Queen, ever virgin ever giving, I will ask that Mary protects and leads her gently ever closer to her Beloved Son.  I tool my Consecration before she did and told her how she should consider doing the same, how thrilled I was when she told me was making her Consecration.  It is these little things... quiet, shared between two enjoined in a common love and purpose that make me marvel at the tender weave that reaches from one to another to another as the love of our God spreads out to touch the world in our time.

Love spreads from one to another, a force unseen, indescribable... love in its true sense.
How our age has besmirched the beautiful innocence and care that is true loving care between individuals.  A return to innocence, a return to the pure is needed. 

Dear Mother Mary, how greatly I wish to do more, everything for your Son, for our loving Divine God.  Read today the great news about ****, please keep her close and safe Mother, for she is such a special, special young woman.  The news , dear Mary, brought such joy to my heart on this day we remember and celebrate the wonderful mystery of The Most Holy Trinity.  But to you admit it also brought a little sadness to my heart... selfish of me I know and I am sorry for that, but still I yearn so much to do more, to join with others who have that same desire to live for nothing but our God, doing His will, offering all we are for His glory, sacrificing ourselves in atonement for our selves and the world. So we might work under your guidance to heal the world of its evil ways and save the lost.  Sigh, yes, I admit I so greatly miss that time I spent in Combermere, I thank you for helping draw me closer to your Son, Jesus, and for the graces I received and the healing that was started. I thank you, God Most Holy Trinity, for leading there. You are an amazing loving God, I am so humbled knowing even in my tiny way the love You shower upon me!
Dear Mother Mary, I know the time back was a great lesson in faith and patience for me.  I thank God for the humbling lesson, for only in the perceived absence have I been able to learn solidly and forever(hopefully) that even when silent Jesus and you are always with me.  that the consolations received are loving islands of refuge to build the heart, mind and body for the times of testing and battle.  I hope despite my falling you were overall pleased with my feeble attempts to persevere.  thanks to the love and lessons God allowed me to learn when there and only through His grace have I made it to where I am today.  Still a nobody, but a nobody who has been given the grace to stand thanks to my Baptism and the loving sacrifice of Jesus and the Resurrection that gives all us miserly humans hope of salvation. But still I yearn for more!  It seems as if I am standing still and all others are moving forward on the path despite their hardships.  O how the burning within never wanes, nor do I ever wish it to stop by even one tiny degree!  Let me always hunger for a greater, closer union with our merciful God.  I just ask that I might someday get a little clue on how you think the Father might want me to serve Him... some little signpost or flickering light that says over here Linda is where I wish for you to go, this is what I wish for you to do.  I know, I know..How can I dare even ask the Almighty to do such a little thing for one as myself?  But Mary, I have hope, and I know the Father loves me and has the power to make happen whatever He wills, so I again will bow down and pray and trust for His great grace to guide me to whatever He desires of me.  For I will follow, I will doo for He never asks us to do anything for Him without also giving us the grace to accomplish the task.  If that means staying where I am for Him and to continue in this little, hidden way, then so be it.  For our almighty Holy Trinity I shall gladly, for God and you are much wiser then I and I am a willing slave and lover who will sing within my heart as I do His will. 
Please pray for me, Holy Mother of God. Please pray for us all who are trying to follow the Will of God in our tiny, hidden lives out in the world.  Protect us from all evil so we may never stray from always seeking the face of Jesus before us and in all our brothers and sisters until the day we are called home to live in God's house.

Blessed Feast Day! The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 1:39-56.

During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled." And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name. His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him. He has shown might with his arm, dispersed the arrogant of mind and heart. He has thrown down the rulers from their thrones but lifted up the lowly. The hungry he has filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty. He has helped Israel his servant, remembering his mercy, according to his promise to our fathers, to Abraham and to his descendants forever." Mary remained with her about three months and then returned to her home.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity-solemnity

Litany to The Most Holy Trinity
V. Blessed be the holy Trinity and undivided Unity;
R. We will give glory to Him, because He hath shown His mercy to us.

V. O Lord our Lord, how wonderful is Thy Name in all the earth!
R. O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God!

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy
Blessed Trinity, hear us.
Adorable Unity, graciously hear us.

God the Father of Heaven, 
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, 
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Ghost, 
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, 
Have mercy on us.
Father from Whom are all things, 
Have mercy on us.
Son through Whom are all things, 
Have mercy on us.
Holy Ghost in Whom are all things, 
Have mercy on us.
Holy and undivided Trinity, 
Have mercy on us.
Father everlasting, 
Have mercy on us.
Only-begotten Son of the Father,
Spirit Who preceedeth from the Father and the Son, 
Have mercy on us.
Co-eternal Majesty of Three Divine Persons, 
Have mercy on us.
Father, the Creator, 
Have mercy on us.
Son, the Redeemer, 
Have mercy on us.
Holy Ghost, the Comforter, 
Have mercy on us.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of hosts, 
Have mercy on us.
Who art, Who was, and Who art to come, 
Have mercy on us.
God Most High, Who inhabits eternity, 
Have mercy on us.
To Whom alone are due all honor and glory, 
Have mercy on us.
Who alone doest great wonders, 
Have mercy on us.
Power infinite, 
Have mercy on us.
Wisdom, incomprehensible, 
Have mercy on us.
Love unspeakable, 
Have mercy on us.

Be merciful,
Spare us, O Holy Trinity.
Be merciful,
Graciously hear us, O Holy Trinity.

From all evil, 
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all sin,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all pride,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all love of riches,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all uncleanness,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all sloth,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all inordinate affection,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all envy and malice,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From all anger and impatience,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From every thought, word, and deed contrary to Thy holy law,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
From Thine everlasting malediction,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
Through Thy plenteous loving kindness,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
Through the exceeding treasure of Thy goodness and love,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
Through the depths of Thy wisdom and knowledge,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.
Through all Thy unspeakable perfections,
Deliver us, O Holy Trinity.

We sinners,
Beseech Thee, hear us.

That we may ever serve Thee alone, 
We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may worship Thee in spirit and in truth,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may love Thee with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our strength,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.
That, for Thy sake, we may love our neighbor as ourselves,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may faithfully keep Thy holy commandments,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may never defile our bodies and souls with sin,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may go from grace to grace, and from virtue to virtue,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.
That we may finally enjoy the sight of Thee in glory,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to hear us,
  We beseech Thee, hear us.

O Blessed Trinity,
We beseech Thee, deliver us.
O Blessed Trinity,
We beseech Thee, save us.
O Blessed Trinity,
Have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy.

Our Father (silently);
Hail Mary (silently).

V. Blessed art Thou, O Lord, in the firmament of Heaven,
R. And worthy to be praised, and glorious, and highly exalted forever.

Let Us Pray:
Almighty and everlasting God, Who hast granted Thy servants in the confession of the True Faith, to acknowledge the glory of an Eternal Trinity, and in the power of Thy majesty to adore a Unity: we beseech Thee that by the strength of this faith we may be defended from all adversity. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Prayer of the Chalice

Father, to Thee I raise my whole being,
a vessel emptied of self. Accept Lord,
this my emptiness, and so fill me
with Thyself-- Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Life-- that these precious gifts
may radiate through me and over-
flow the chalice of my heart
into the hearts of all with
whom I come in contact this
day, revealing unto them
the beauty of
Thy Joy
of Thy Peace
which nothing can destroy 


This is one of my all time favorite prayers.  Love the way it leads you to ask for the Father's precious gifts to share them with others in addition to raising yourself in closer union with The Holy Trinity.

While working today over at the fieldhouse, a hot day which reminds me of the fast approaching southern summer (ah a good sacrifice that is also fun and allows you to see the fruits of your manual labor-gardening and yardwork. Plus a nice tan doesn't hurt), this prayer has returned to my heart.  Took a few months where it just didn't spring to my mind or heart, but over the last few days has come back to my consciousness while praying. Seemingly like I  just rediscovered it for the first-time. Makes me pause to think why does this happen within us?  Of course the flow of life demands at times different needs within our spiritual journey, hence in formal prayer the shifts of what is needed takes place to nourish, remind, or ask for our loving God's help, which then allows the flow to informal prayer to have a guiding jumping off point.  Thanks Holy Spirit, Blessed Mary, Guardian Angel!

OK to be honest, didn't really think too deeply about this besides "Wow, why did I get complacent and stop saying this wonderful prayer?"  Guess it is all part of trying to get adjusted to life back home.  Duh. Recognizing the missteps and stumbles I'm making, double duh Linda. Ahhh, it is always a continual shifting this way and that as awareness makes me slap my forehead at how easy it is to become distracted, complacent, selfish and plain lazy in trying to love and follow Jesus as He teaches and shows in the Gospels.  

So try and fail, get back up ask forgiveness and mercy, remember that our Lord loves us and will help us if we just ask and do our humanly best to live and love Him. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hehe, was bored so I played

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Monday, May 24, 2010

There is a certain calm that fills the being when you look at yourself in open honesty.  Allowing yourself to accept your weaknesses, your strengths, your gifts, and your mundaneness. Wisdom of the self, awareness of the self as God has made you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Am I not here who am your mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the folds of my mantle, in the crossing of my Arms? Do you need anything more?

Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego
Glorious is our Father!  Glorious is our Brother!  Glorious is our Advocate!
Photo courtesy of NASA

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

To be accepted as your true self is more then love from those closest to you.  Does the true inner you feel at peace and real?  Does one feel at home, and free to breathe?
Love the memory of my I knew it so long ago
Love those who live here, so dear to my heart.
Love so many things of this town now turned a city

Wish I didn't feel the way I do every time I leave and return.
Wish I could still feel the love and home peace.

veni, veni...hope...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Wasn't gonna post anything tonight since I just came back from a retreat and wanted some downtime to distill....but my printer that has refused to print black since this past week gave me inspiration to write a lil blurb.

There  was a tiny little verse stuck in my head all weekend I wished to print on some 4 by 6 paper.  tried 2 times and the black was still not working.  The third time I tried, already saying to myself if it didn't print it isn't meant to be, but my secular stupid self was thinking "ain't gonna work".. but I said a lil prayer to Jesus and said "if you want me to have a copy of this then make the printer work"  LOL, Jesus just kicked my obstinate butt and out came the Lil Mandate printed up in black no problem. Laaa-dee-daa, I am a fool and idiot!  Jesus nicely reminded me of my lack of trust as the next thing I tried to print in black but had nothing to do with God....came out the lately usual blank.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy feast day!  The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven, His Father's home....Our Father's home.  What a beautiful wonder is our loving God!  Glory be to the Father , Son, and Holy Spirit!  As it was in the beginning, is now and forever shall be, world without end,  Amen.  Alleluia!

All I can say is this has been an evening of smiles inside my heart.  Oh how I marvel at the merciful, tender  love of the most Holy Trinity, our God!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Whispering winds bend and dance trees, bushes and grass... a wonder to behold!
Swirling waves of motion mesmerize the eyes with beauty.
Breathing deep, feeling the majesty surrounding
Heart, mind quickening with the energy of God's handiwork
Oh, what wonder that surrounds!

Sunlight dappled with clouds sprinting pass overhead,
Wanting to run, skip, laugh immersed in the beauty all around,
Roses bloom, open receiving the sun,
Tender plants reaching upwards,
Bowing down I thank Your glorious beautiful gift.
Thank you, oh, thank you my God!
Thank you, o, thank you for eyes that see, for a heart that feels,
Thank you, O thank you dear sweet Father Almighty for this gift of faith!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

It is time to leave things behind.
Since I have way too much down time right now, figure it would give my mind a workout and also be fun/good to learn Spanish.  Plus my Mother would like to learn so here is one of my first lessons thanks to trolling the web for freebies.  What better way to at least learn the important stuff, praying, then calling on Mother Mary!
Deleted Youtube link due to their blocking video postings

Haven't written much lately I know, sometimes I get a bit too attached to the computer and its distractions.  Found myself spending more time then felt right on-line doing time wasting things and it was leading me away from prayer and quiet time.  So I took a bit of a break.  Not a cold-turkey absolutely 'no pc' break but just a head clearing, get my butt back on track and not have anything being a barrier between our Lord and me, a false attachment to worldly things.

Plan on going to a retreat weekend  in a few days if everything  goes as planned.  It will be a good thing to be immersed with others seeking closeness with The Holy Trinity.  Pray for me that everything works out  :)  thanks!  I'll be praying for you also!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!!!  May God bless you all for the unselfish everything you do for the children, no matter their age.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pope: In Extreme Solitude, We Won't Be Alone
Reflects on Death During Visit to Shroud of Turin
TURIN, Italy, MAY 2, 2010 ( Even in the extreme solitude of death, there will be a voice that calls to us and a hand extended to us, says Benedict XVI.
The Pope made this reflection today during his visit to Turin where he venerated the Shroud, believed to be the cloth in which Christ was buried.
"This is a moment that I have been waiting for for quite some time," he said. "I have found myself before the sacred Shroud on another occasion but this time I am experiencing this pilgrimage and this pause with particular intensity: perhaps because the years make me more sensitive to the message of this extraordinary icon; perhaps, and I would say above all, because I am here as Successor of Peter, and I carry in my heart the whole Church, indeed, all of humanity."
The Shroud is on display for the first time in a decade. The exposition ends May 23.
The Holy Father expressed his thanks to God for the "gift of this pilgrimage," and he shared a reflection based on the title of the exposition: “The Mystery of Holy Saturday.”
"One could say that the Shroud is the icon of this mystery, the icon of Holy Saturday," he proposed.
The Pontiff said that the "most obscure mystery of faith" is simultaneously "the most luminous sign of a hope without limits."
He explained: "Holy Saturday is the 'no man’s land' between death and resurrection, but into this 'no man’s land' has entered the One, the Only One, who has crossed it with the signs of his passion for man. [...]
"[The Shroud] witnesses precisely to the unique and unrepeatable interval in the history of humanity and the universe, in which God, in Jesus Christ, shared not only our dying, but also our remaining in death. The most radical solidarity."
A voice in the dark
Benedict XVI reflected how in "that 'time-beyond-time' Jesus Christ 'descended into hell' -- 'agli inferi.'"
What does this mean, he asked? "It means that God, made man, went to the point of entering into the extreme and absolute solitude of man, where no ray of love enters, where there is total abandonment without any word of comfort: 'hell' ('gli inferi'). Jesus Christ, remaining in death, has gone beyond the gates of this ultimate solitude to lead us too to go beyond it with him."
The Pope compared this solitude to the childhood experience of fear of the dark, when only the presence of a loved one could bring comfort.
"So, it is exactly this that happened in Holy Saturday," he said. "In the kingdom of death there resounded the voice of God. The unthinkable happened: that Love penetrated 'into hell -- 'negli inferi' -- that in the most extreme darkness of the most absolute human solitude we can hear a voice that calls us and find a hand that takes us and leads us out.
"The human being lives by the fact that he is loved and can love; and if love even has penetrated into the realm of death, then life has also arrived there. In the hour of extreme solitude we will never be alone."
The Pontiff affirmed that in the "heart of death there now beats life, inasmuch as love lives there."
And this, he said, is the "power of the Shroud."
"From the countenance of this 'Man of sorrows,' who takes upon himself man’s passion of every time and every place, even our passion, our suffering, our difficulties, our sins -- 'Passio Christi. Passio hominis' -- from this moment there emanates a solemn majesty, a paradoxical lordship," he said.
"This face, these hands and these feet, this side, this whole body speaks, it is itself a word that we can hear in silence," the Pope continued. "How does the Shroud speak? It speaks with blood, and blood is life! The Shroud is an icon written in blood; the blood of a man who has been scourged, crowned with thorns, crucified and wounded in his right side.
"Every trace of blood speaks of love and of life. Especially that large mark near the side, made by blood and water that poured copiously from a great wound caused by a Roman spear, that blood and that water speak of life. It is like a spring that speaks in silence, and we can hear it, we can listen to it, in the silence of Holy Saturday."
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Sunday, May 2, 2010

walking these streets I turn and wonder at the scenes that surround me... so many lost, so many lost.  I've walked these streets so many years. decades unfolding and turning.  A myriad of emotions and tensions, a myriad of hopes and dreams. "have I been blind, have I been lost inside my self and my own mind. hypnotized  mesmerized by what my eyes have seen?"
Always searching "have I been blind?  Have I been lost?"

Streets call, hidden places call, the lost call, where has the sun lit?  Who are the chosen?  Who are the struggling?  Who decides the cost?  Who decides the salvation?  Why one and not the other?  Walking hands bound... walking minds bound, walking...searching..wandering..wondering.  Where is the light?  Where is the ease?  Where is the peace?  Why such an intangible thing at times?  Why do we walk with hands bound?  Why do we walk hoping?  Hoping?  We know the path...why is it so hard to follow?  Why is it so hard to feel?  Why does it have to be so hard at times?  Why does He have to hide so at times?  Why do some find the way so easily when others must struggle so hard, so painfully?  Why?  Why? Why?  "I will walk with my hands bound.  I will walk into your garden.... I don't know I don't care."  I walk with hope, I walk with hope, I walk with hope....for that is all I have have... hope at times strong, at times weak and small.  I will walk with hope, searching, needing, desiring.   Were am I going? Where do You wish me to go?  Hope, some days strong and certain...some days weak and tenuous... some days barely there and shredding.  Why is it that I go from one high to a new low?  Why do I feel more like a forgotten nothing at times then a reborn somebody?  Why do I have to feel such raw tenderness?  Why do I have to feel these extremes of this existence?  Sometimes I get so,so tired of it all.  But then I remember..then I grab hope and remember....

Then at times in the silence of dark fall I wonder...will there ever a place I can call mine?  A home where others will welcome me?  Will I ever for once in my life "fit in".. will there ever a place where I can rest and be in peace and comfort?   Always a bit on the outside, always a bit too far to the left or the right, not quite here or there.  It is the solitude that is speaking in me... it is the silence of the moment late at night before the dawn comes.  It is that ever known human state of quiet without comfort.  Where are the loving arms to hug me close?  Where is that soothing voice that tells me it is alright?  But it is fine, it is OK in the day's light I will put on the proper face and smile and laugh... the feelings of the late night placed behind me to their rightful place... as I again might feel hope.. Might feel solace..Might feel a sense of belonging somewhere...anywhere.  God have mercy on me at this late hour..have mercy on all who feel this way at this hour...sorry for my darkness of thought has been ..well, it has been a day of awareness of things human.  It has been a day that reminded me of what is being fast lost that was within me, and of reminding me of what was that I wanted to forget and never go back to... it was a day that reminded me  Yes, reminded me of me.  At times I pondered why this state of being, why this isolation.  What did I do to end up in this place?  Did I do things so bad?  Was I such a displeasing person?  Am I so undesirable to be around?  What?  Why?  But I know that is the human weakness in me questioning...I remind myself that there must be something decent in me for God to give these consolations of peace and comfort before returning me to these torturous islands of isolation.  Guess God knows I am strong enough to endure and make it through another day, another week, another year... He knows me too well, that I will endure and offer up in blind faith and hope.   But...I shall stop now.  wait until the day comes and see what the Light brings.  Gotta feeling this post will be edited heavily LOL!
Mary, Queen of Heaven and St Joseph the Worker- A pretty hefty combo if I dare say so myself!

Haven't written much lately, although looking at the number of posts I had over the past couple months, it is probably a good thing to take a step back for awhile.  LOL, plus hadn't had much to say.  It has been a fairly nice couple of weeks, even if they were mundane and uneventful. 

Hope y'all had a chance to check out the MH video "Prayer to The Spirit of God" further down.  This video really typifies the whole of my MH experience.  The simplicity of the prayer and the desires of the prayer speak the truth of what this lil ol heart desires and craves more then anything.  To be a servant and slave of our Lord and Savior.  To give all to our God no matter the cost or hardship! Oh how freakin hard that is at times!  Not so much the desire within to do as much, but the reality of the world around us that demands it.  Ain't life a bitch at times?

"Breath in me Spirit of God, that I may I may think what is holy.  Drive on me Spirit of God, that I may do what is holy.  Draw on me Spirit of God, that I may love what is holy.  Strengthen me, Spirit of God, that I may preserve what is holy.  Guide me Spirit of God, that I may never lose what is holy."

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Psalm 141 (142)
You are my refuge

You have led my soul out of prison to proclaim your name, O Lord. Alleluia.

My voice cries out to the Lord;
my voice cries out its entreaty.
I pour out lamentation in his sight,
I proclaim my troubles before him.

When my spirit is failing within me,
still, Lord, you know my paths.
On the road I was travelling,
they set up a trap for me.
I looked about me and saw
there was no-one beside me to help.
I have nowhere to flee;
and no-one will miss me.

I have cried to you, Lord,
I have said: “you are my refuge, my share in the land of the living.
Listen to my call for help, for I am crushed down.”
“Lead my spirit from prison, so that I may praise your name.
The upright will gather around me, because you have restored me.”

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.

You have led my soul out of prison to proclaim your name, O Lord. Alleluia.

Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. Alleluia.

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
and my spirit rejoices in God, my salvation.
For he has shown me such favour –
me, his lowly handmaiden.
Now all generations will call me blessed,
because the mighty one has done great things for me.
His name is holy,
his mercy lasts for generation after generation
for those who revere him.

He has put forth his strength:
he has scattered the proud and conceited,
torn princes from their thrones;
but lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things;
the rich he has sent away empty.

He has come to the help of his servant Israel,
he has remembered his mercy as he promised to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children for ever.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.

Now has the Son of Man been glorified, and in him God has been glorified. Alleluia.

"Prayer to The Spirit of God" sung by the Madonna House Schola; from the video "Madonna House Schola,Music From Our Life"  Song by Steve Heroux; Produced by Villagers Media Productions 2001  Madonna House Publications