Lord I know not what to ask of You.
You alone know what my true needs are. You love me more than I myself know how to love. Help me to see my real needs which may be hidden from me. I do not ask for either a cross or a consolation. I can only wait upon You, my ❤️ is open to You. Visit and help me in Your steadfast love. Strike me and heal me, cast me down and raise me up. I worship in silence Your Holy will. I offer myself to You as a living sacrifice. I put all my trust in You. I have no other desire than to fulfill Your will. Teach me to pray. Pray Yourself in me. Amen.
What is our living sacrifice we give God?
It's our frailities, faults and weeknesses for exchange of His love, mercy and grace to change us; to help us attain His likenesses, in being one with Him.
Power in Power!
Mother Teresa once was asked, why her sisters spend several hours a day praying in chapel instead of devoting that time to their work? Mother Teresa replied "if my sisters were not in chapel praying two or three times a day they would not go out in the streets of Calcutta at all."
Prayer is more essential to us, more an integral part of ourselves, than the rhythm of breathing or the beating of our heart. Without prayer there is no life. Prayer is our nature. As human persons we are created for prayer just as we are created to speak and think. The human animal is best defined not as a logical or tool -making animal, or an animal that laughs, but rather as an animal that prays; a Eucharistic animal capable of offering the world back to God in thanksgiving and intercession.