::The Prayer of St. Francis::
Lord, make me a channel 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.
My date of birth is July 1st, 2007, for it is in Christ that I began to live in spirit; I was dead since the day I was born in the summer of the year 1990, but the Lord has given me life on this new day, and I wish to celebrate it accordingly.
My date of baptism was August 26th, 2007. By His good Grace, I have been reborn in Christ, and I belong to Him forever.
"He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. 'Get behind me, Satan!' he said, 'You do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.'" (Mark 8:31-33)
"And he said unto all, 'If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.'" (Luke, 9:23)
"Consider it all joy, my breathren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." (James, 1:2)
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians, 4:6-7)
"If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As is it, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you." (John 15:19)
"Remember that I have commanded you to be determined and confident! Do not be afraid or discouraged, for I, the Lord your God, am with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
"The end of all things is near. Therefore, be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray."
(1 Peter 4:7)
"The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them."
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you."
"I lift up my eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth."
"But of COURSE I am a Princess! My Father is the King of Kings~."
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Expressions of a Heart that Seeks His Face
I'm still mapping out His world, and the wonders that are to come. The old has gone, the new has come - a barren heart is filled at last, and sounds, rejoicing. Praise and glory to His Name!
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