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“The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”

Saint Augustine

Here's a letter from home, from God - to you.

Open your letter from Him, and see what He has to say to you today.....

ISAIAH 43 God says to you...

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;

when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour. Because you are precious in my sight, Do not fear, for I am with you.

“You have made us for yourself,

and our hearts are restless

till they rest in you.” Saint Augustine


some thoughts of an anonymous French writer

If you wait to be an angel before you give me your love,

you will never love me.

Love me as you are.

If you want to be perfect before giving me your heart,

you will never love me.

Love me as you are.

I don’t need your achievements,

your gifts, your virtues.

I have not laid down

high goals for you.

I created you for the purpose of loving.

In the present moment, therefore,

in these circumstances,

just love me!


I stand at the door of your heart

as a beggar.

I knock and wait.

Do not make your misery an excuse,

your misery is my excuse for loving you more!

Believe me, trust me,

love me -

this is all I ask -

I will do the rest.

When doubt,

or suffering,

or temptation come your way,

remember me

and call on me;

I am with you.”

Make yourself comfortable, and relax as you think about

the words from God to you today....

Breathe slowly and deeply.

Become aware of tensions and anxieties.

Become aware through the intellect that Jesus is present.

Desire His presence through your heart,and desire sincerely

to surrender to Him.

Focus on Jesus present to you now,

and give Him all your worry and tension.

Rest in His presence,

ask Him how you might deal with

and overcome your worries.

Recall something for which you are grateful; Give thanks to God.

Thanks be to thee, my Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits thou hast won for me; For all the pains and insults thou hast borne for me. O most merciful Redeemer,

Friend, and Brother, May I know thee more clearly, Love thee more dearly, And follow thee more nearly: day by day.....

Prayer of St Richard of Chichester - 1197-1253

Try to make the “Glory be to the Father…”

a living part of your way of life.

Live it in such a way that your life glorifies God.

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. Amen.

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