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Friday, May 29, 2009

Lukewarm

I've been feeling lukewarm lately. Prayer life has been horrible and I've been neglecting anything spiritual.

I do read catholic literature and pray from time to time, but it feels dull and dry. I haven't had the energy to fight off any old habits or to improve in areas I know I must. I need a reboot or something to get me back on track.

I need to go to confession and pray.

2 comments:

TJ said...

Victor-
my wife and I find that daily mass and frequent confession helps us so much.
I find that the longer the time goes between confession, the harder it is to go back. It is so beautiful though to know that once Christ forgives you through the priest, you are as clean as the day of baptism!how cool is that.
God bless, I'll pray with you.
Check out this prayer of surrender which has really been a blessing to me when my "feelins" get me down:

Lord, Jesus Christ, I ask the grace to accept the sadness in my heart, as your will for me, in this moment. I offer it up, in union with your sufferings, for those who are in deepest need of your redeeming grace. I surrender myself to your Father's will and I ask you to help me to move on to the next task that you have set for me.

Spirit of Christ, help me to enter into a deeper union with you. Lead me away from dwelling on the hurt I feel to thoughts of charity for those who need my love,
to thoughts of compassion for those who need my care, and
to thoughts of giving to those who need my help.

As I give myself to you, help me to provide for the salvation of those who come to me in need.


May I find my healing in this giving.
May I always accept God's will.
May I find my true self by living for others in a spirit of sacrifice and suffering.
May I die more fully to myself, and live more fully in you.

As I seek to surrender to the Father's will, may I come to trust that he will do everything for me.


God bless

Victor said...

TJ,

That was a beautiful prayer. Thank you so much for sharing.

May God richly bless you.