Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A short story from Fables of Good Will


A man was walking down the street one day. It was a small, quiet town. He was caught up in his thoughts as he kicked a few pebbles beneath his feet. When he passed the little well by the village gate, he began to hear a gentle whimper. The nearer he got, the whimper grew into a cry and the cry, into a yell. He came close to the well and looking down into its depths, he could not see anything. When he raised his voice, calling into the well, the response came immediately. It was a weakened yelp. The man could not see. A dog? A calf? He quickly rushed back to the town and gathered a number of others who could help. And quickly gathering some supplies, a ladder, a basket and a rope, they rushed back to the well. The man called back and received a response. The response this time was weak and even more frightened than it had been. The group gathered around the well could hear the splashing of the water as the animal struggled. Slowly, then and cautiously, the man, aided by the others, lowered the basket, which they had hastily but efficiently tied to the rope. When the rope on the basket stopped descending, they heard an excited cry and suddenly, it grew taut. The group, quickly lifted the rope to the top of the well. What they saw when the basket came in sight surprised them. It was a child! He was panting and crying now. When the basket had been completely hoisted out of the well, the group placed it on the ground. The child, no more than five years old had clearly been terrified. When he surveyed the group, he burst out in tears and held out his arms. The man lifted him up and held him, stroking the back of his head. That moment, the group started to hear other shouts. This time from the village. After a couple of minutes, a woman came running up the hill to the group. She saw her child and rushed to the man who handed him to her. She didn’t know what had happened. The group collected their tools and dispersed. The man stood at the well for a moment, watching the mother as she carried the child down the hill. The child was weeping still but through his tears and over his mother’s shoulder, he looked up to the man, standing on the hill and smiled warmly to him.
This is the first short story in my collection of short stories called Fables of Good Will.

Rosary of Justice and Protection


Our Father

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Mic 6:8) Hail Mary

Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause. (Isa 1:17) Hail Mary

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (Js 1:27) Hail Mary

A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge. (Pv 29:7) Hail Mary

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him. (Pv 14:31) Hail Mary

But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. (Lk 11:42) Hail Mary

Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place. (Jer 22:3) Hail Mary

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and will execute justice for the needy. (Ps 140:12) Hail Mary

He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. (Deut 10:18) Hail Mary

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” (Rm 12:19) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

For I the Lord love justice; I hate robbery and wrong; I will faithfully give them their recompense, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. (Isa 61:8) Hail Mary

Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.’ (Deut 32:35) Hail Mary

“‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’ (Deut 27:19) Hail Mary

If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. (Deut 15:7) Hail Mary

You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. (Lev 19:15) Hail Mary

But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? (1 Jn 3:17) Hail Mary

Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (Js 2:5) Hail Mary

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” (Lk 4:18,19) Hail Mary

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Mt 6:33) Hail Mary

No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. (Mt 6:24) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts. (Mal 3:5) Hail Mary

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” (Zec 7:9,10) Hail Mary

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. (Amos 5:24) Hail Mary

Therefore I have poured out my indignation upon them. I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath. I have returned their way upon their heads, declares the Lord God. (Eze 22:31) Hail Mary

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well. Is not this to know me? Declares the Lord. (Jer 22:16) Hail Mary

Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. (Isa 58:9,10) Hail Mary

Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. (Isa 30:18) Hail Mary

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. (Ps 68:5) Hail Mary

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. (Rev 21:3) Hail Mary

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you. (Js 5:1-6) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ep 6:11) Hail Mary

You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah (Ps 32:7) Hail Mary

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Ps 46:1) Hail Mary

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” (Heb 13:6) Hail Mary

No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their vindication from me, declares the Lord. (Isa 54:17) Hail Mary

You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great. You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip. (Ps 18:35,36) Hail Mary

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge. (Ps 16:1) Hail Mary

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent. (Ex 14:14) Hail Mary

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Pl 4:13) Hail Mary

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ - “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” (Mt 25:31-46) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (Pv 4:23) Hail Mary

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. (Ps 16:8) Hail Mary

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. (Ps 3:3) Hail Mary

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. (Pv 18:10) Hail Mary

For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? (2 Sm 22:32) Hail Mary

The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (2 Tim 4:18) Hail Mary

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. (Nah 1:7) Hail Mary

Do you think that I cannot appeal to my Father, and he will at once send me more than twelve legions of angels? (Mt 26:53) Hail Mary

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. (Pv 2:8) Hail Mary

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Rev 7:16,17) Hail Mary

Glory be

Rosary of Love


Our Father

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. (1 Cn 13:4-5) Hail Mary

Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Cn 16:14) Hail Mary

Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. (Ps 143:8) Hail Mary

Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. (Pv 3:3,4) Hail Mary

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Cl 3:14) Hail Mary

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (1 Jn 4:16) Hail Mary

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ep 4:1-3) Hail Mary

We love because he first loved us. (1 Jn 4:19) Hail Mary

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Pt 4:8) Hail Mary
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ep 3:14-19) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. (Rm 12:9) Hail Mary

And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. (1 Cn 13:2) Hail Mary

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (Jn 15:12) Hail Mary

Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. (Isa 49:15,16) Hail Mary

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Rm 12:10) Hail Mary

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. (Ep 5:25,27) Hail Mary

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ. (2 Thess 3:5) Hail Mary

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. (1 Jn 4:12) Hail Mary

If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. (1 Jn 4:20) Hail Mary

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (Jn 15:13) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. (Isa 43:4) Hail Mary

But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Cn 2:9) Hail Mary

Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. (Rm 13:8) Hail Mary

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (1 Jn 3:1) Hail Mary

But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. (1 Tim 6:11) Hail Mary

And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ep 5:2) Hail Mary

When I thought, “My foot slips,” your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up. (Ps 94:18) Hail Mary

For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. (1 Jn 3:11) Hail Mary

And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” (Lk 10:27) Hail Mary

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. (Hb 13:1,2) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Gal 5:22,23) Hail Mary

Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. (Jn 14:21) Hail Mary

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. (2 Pt 1:5-7) Hail Mary

Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. (Ps 63:3,4) Hail Mary

Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. (1 Jn 4:11) Hail Mary

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (1 Jn 2:15) Hail Mary

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (Jn 13:34) Hail Mary

For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. (Ps 86:5) Hail Mary

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. (Jn 14:23) Hail Mary

My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. (Pv 3:11,12) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Rm 13:9) Hail Mary

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Rm 8:28) Hail Mary

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Gal 5:14) Hail Mary

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (Rev 3:19) Hail Mary

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. (2 Thess 1:3) Hail Mary

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (Jn 13:35) Hail Mary

For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (Cl 2:2) Hail Mary

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. (Ep 2:4-7) Hail Mary

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. (1 Jn 4:7) Hail Mary

I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them. (Jn 17:26) Hail Mary

Glory be

Rosary of Repentance and Redemption


Our Father

Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus (Act 3:19,20) Hail Mary

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Pt 3:9) Hail Mary

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Act 2:38) Hail Mary
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Mt 4:17) Hail Mary

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. (Act 17:30) Hail Mary

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? (Rm 2:4) Hail Mary

When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.” (Act 11:18) Hail Mary

Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. (Mt 3:8) Hail Mary

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Ch 7:14) Hail Mary

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. (Isa 26:3-4) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 Jn 1:9) Hail Mary

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Lk 13:3) Hail Mary

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. (Rev 2:5) Hail Mary

I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance. (Lk 5:32) Hail Mary

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. (2 Cn 7:10) Hail Mary

And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. (2 Tim 2:24-26) Hail Mary

Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. (Rev 3:19) Hail Mary

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. (Pv 28:13) Hail Mary

“Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me. To this day I have had the help that comes from God, and so I stand here testifying both to small and great, saying nothing but what the prophets and Moses said would come to pass: that the Christ must suffer and that, by being the first to rise from the dead, he would proclaim light both to our people and to the Gentiles.” (Act 26:19-23) Hail Mary

Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance for the forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. (Lk 24:46,47) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling, and you said, “No! We will flee upon horses”; therefore you shall flee away; and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”; therefore your pursuers shall be swift. (Isa 30:15,16) Hail Mary

But if a wicked person turns away from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all my statutes and does what is just and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die. None of the transgressions that he has committed shall be remembered against him; for the righteousness that he has done he shall live. Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? (Eze 18:21-23) Hail Mary

Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you. (Rev 3:3) Hail Mary

Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you. (Act 8:22) Hail Mary

Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. (Ps 51:13) Hail Mary

Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and blind their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed. (Isa 6:10) Hail Mary

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. (Js 5:19,20) Hail Mary

No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day. (Jn 6:44) Hail Mary

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Lk 13:5) Hail Mary

Say to them, As I live, declares the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live; turn back, turn back from your evil ways, for why will you die, O house of Israel? (Eze 33:11) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment. (Ps 51:4) Hail Mary

And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. (Act 11:21) Hail Mary

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the Lord your God and obey his voice. For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them. (Deut 4:29-31) Hail Mary

I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes. (Job 42:5,6) Hail Mary

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity. (Hos 14:1) Hail Mary

Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may be restored! Renew our days as of old— unless you have utterly rejected us, and you remain exceedingly angry with us. (Lam 5:21,22) Hail Mary

Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. Even now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Lk 3:8,9) Hail Mary

For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears. (Hb 12:17) Hail Mary

And they will look to the earth, but behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish. And they will be thrust into thick darkness. (Isa 8:22) Hail Mary

If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it. (Jer 18:7,8) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live? (Eze 18:23) Hail Mary

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Ps 34:14) Hail Mary

For if you return to the Lord, your brothers and your children will find compassion with their captors and return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn away his face from you, if you return to him. (2 Ch 30:9) Hail Mary

Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! (Lam 3:40) Hail Mary

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isa 55:7) Hail Mary

And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had very many flocks and herds, but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And he brought it up, and it grew up with him and with his children. It used to eat of his morsel and drink from his cup and lie in his arms, and it was like a daughter to him. Now there came a traveler to the rich man, and he was unwilling to take one of his own flock or herd to prepare for the guest who had come to him, but he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him.” Then David's anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves to die, and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity.” Nathan said to David, “You are the man! Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you out of the hand of Saul. And I gave you your master's house and your master's wives into your arms and gave you the house of Israel and of Judah. And if this were too little, I would add to you as much more. Why have you despised the word of the Lord, to do what is evil in his sight? You have struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and have taken his wife to be your wife and have killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ Thus says the Lord, ‘Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house. And I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. For you did it secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel and before the sun.’” David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die. (2 Sm 12:1-13) Hail Mary

He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (Jn 21:16-18) Hail Mary

Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him, and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.” (Lk 17:3,4) Hail Mary

For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. And even when you saw it, you did not afterward change your minds and believe him. (Mt 21:32) Hail Mary

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. (Rev 21:4) Hail Mary

Glory be

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Rosary of Trust


Our Father

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. (Pv 3:5) Hail Mary

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? (Ps 56:3,4) Hail Mary

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jer 29:11) Hail Mary

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. (1 Jn 4:18) Hail Mary

My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. (Pv 3:1-4) Hail Mary

But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. (Ps 13:5) Hail Mary

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. (Mk 11:24) Hail Mary

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. (Ps 37:5) Hail Mary

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! (Ps 40:4) Hail Mary

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. (Isa 26:3-4) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

Do not be anxious about anything, 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 understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Pl 4:6,7) Hail Mary

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. (Ps 9:10) Hail Mary

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Pv 3:6) Hail Mary

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile. (Jer 29:12-14) Hail Mary

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Rm 15:13) Hail Mary

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. (Pv 3:7,8) Hail Mary

But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand; rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors! (Ps 31:14,15) Hail Mary

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Rm 12:2) Hail Mary

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Rm 10:8,9) Hail Mary

He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. (Ps 112:7) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. (Ps 118:8) Hail Mary

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isa 40:31) Hail Mary

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. (Jn 14:1) Hail Mary

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. (Ps 37:5,6) Hail Mary

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (Jer 17:7,8) Hail Mary

In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? (Ps 56:4) Hail Mary

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. (Ps 37:4) Hail Mary

But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” (Mk 5:36) Hail Mary

One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. (Lk 16:10) Hail Mary

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. (Ps 20:7) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Ps 56:3) Hail Mary

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. (Hb 11:6) Hail Mary

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Tit 3:4-7) Hail Mary

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Jos 1:9) Hail Mary

The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe. (Pv 29:25) Hail Mary

Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face. (Jb 13:15) Hail Mary

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. (Ps 55:22) Hail Mary

Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mk 9:24) Hail Mary

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Rm 12:1,2) Hail Mary

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. (Nah 1:7) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Pl 4:19) Hail Mary

Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. (Ps 32:10) Hail Mary

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hb 13:8) Hail Mary

But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. (Js 1:6) Hail Mary

Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.” And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.” But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus who appeared to you on the road by which you came has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; and taking food, he was strengthened. (Act 9:10-19) Hail Mary

What shall we say, then? That Gentiles who did not pursue righteousness have attained it, that is, a righteousness that is by faith; but that Israel who pursued a law that would lead to righteousness did not succeed in reaching that law. Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as if it were based on works. (Rm 9:30-32 Hail Mary

And now, O Lord God, you are God, and your words are true, and you have promised this good thing to your servant. (2 Sm 7:28) Hail Mary

But his servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. (2 Kg 5:13,14) Hail Mary

After these things and these acts of faithfulness, Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah and encamped against the fortified cities, thinking to win them for himself. And when Hezekiah saw that Sennacherib had come and intended to fight against Jerusalem, he planned with his officers and his mighty men to stop the water of the springs that were outside the city; and they helped him. A great many people were gathered, and they stopped all the springs and the brook that flowed through the land, saying, “Why should the kings of Assyria come and find much water?” He set to work resolutely and built up all the wall that was broken down and raised towers upon it, and outside it he built another wall, and he strengthened the Millo in the city of David. He also made weapons and shields in abundance. (2 Ch 32:1-5) Hail Mary

The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Hear the words of this covenant, and speak to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. You shall say to them, Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: Cursed be the man who does not hear the words of this covenant that I commanded your fathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, from the iron furnace, saying, Listen to my voice, and do all that I command you. So shall you be my people, and I will be your God, that I may confirm the oath that I swore to your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as at this day.” Then I answered, “So be it, Lord.” (Jer 11:1-5) Hail Mary

Glory be

Rosary of Gratitude


Our Father

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thess 5:18) Hail Mary

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps 118:24) Hail Mary

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Cl 3:17) Hail Mary

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. (Ps 136:1) Hail Mary

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. (Ep 1:16) Hail Mary

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (Js 1:17) Hail Mary

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. (Cl 3:15) Hail Mary

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. (Hb 12:28,29) Hail Mary

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! (Ps 107:1) Hail Mary

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Rm 8:28) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ep 5:19,20) Hail Mary

The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God! (Ps 50:23) Hail Mary

Since through you we enjoy much peace, and since by your foresight, most excellent Felix, reforms are being made for this nation, in every way and everywhere we accept this with all gratitude. (Act 24:2,3) Hail Mary

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me. (1 Cn 15:10) Hail Mary

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Mt 6:21) Hail Mary

On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.” (Lk 17:11-19) Hail Mary

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Cl 3:16) Hail Mary

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. (Ps 28:7) Hail Mary

You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (Ps 118:28,29) Hail Mary

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. (Hb 13:15) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. (Ep 1:16-18) Hail Mary

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Ps 103:1-5) Hail Mary

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (Ps 105:1) Hail Mary

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. (1 Tim 2:1,2) Hail Mary

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! (1 Ch 16:34) Hail Mary

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lam 3:22,23) Hail Mary

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Pl 4:13) Hail Mary

I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High. (Ps 7:17) Hail Mary

Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Lk 12:32-34) Hail Mary

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! (Ps 100:4) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Cl 4:2) Hail Mary

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (Js 1:2-4) Hail Mary

But Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go, return each of you to her mother's house. May the Lord deal kindly with you, as you have dealt with the dead and with me.” (Rt 1:8) Hail Mary
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cn 15:57) Hail Mary

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. (Num 6:24-26) Hail Mary

You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way, which through us will produce thanksgiving to God. (2 Cn 9:11) Hail Mary

The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge! (Rt 2:12) Hail Mary

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. (2 Thess 1:2,3 Hail Mary

By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others, while they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! (2 Cn 9:13-15) Hail Mary

Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! (1 Ch 16:8) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. In your hand are power and might, and in your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all. And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name. (1 Ch 29:12,13) Hail Mary

At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules. (Ps 119:62) Hail Mary

So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” (Jn 11:41,42) Hail Mary

But I with the voice of thanksgiving will sacrifice to you; what I have vowed I will pay. Salvation belongs to the Lord! (Jh 2:9) Hail Mary

After they had eaten and drunk in Shiloh, Hannah rose. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the Lord. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the Lord and wept bitterly. And she vowed a vow and said, “O Lord of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a son, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall touch his head.” As she continued praying before the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved, and her voice was not heard. Therefore Eli took her to be a drunken woman. And Eli said to her, “How long will you go on being drunk? Put your wine away from you.” But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman troubled in spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.” Then Eli answered, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.” And she said, “Let your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. They rose early in the morning and worshiped before the Lord; then they went back to their house at Ramah. And Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembered her. And in due time Hannah conceived and bore a son, and she called his name Samuel, for she said, “I have asked for him from the Lord.” (1 Sm 1:9-20) Hail Mary

The man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the Lord the yearly sacrifice and to pay his vow. But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “As soon as the child is weaned, I will bring him, so that he may appear in the presence of the Lord and dwell there forever.” Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you; wait until you have weaned him; only, may the Lord establish his word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him. And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, along with a three-year-old bull, an ephah of flour, and a skin of wine, and she brought him to the house of the Lord at Shiloh. And the child was young. Then they slaughtered the bull, and they brought the child to Eli. And she said, “Oh, my lord! As you live, my lord, I am the woman who was standing here in your presence, praying to the Lord. For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord. As long as he lives, he is lent to the Lord.” And he worshiped the Lord there. (1 Sm 20-28) Hail Mary

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed. (2 Cn 4:8,9) Hail Mary

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing. (1 Thess 5:16,17) Hail Mary

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. (Js 1:17) Hail Mary

Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hb 12:2) Hail Mary

Glory be

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Rosary of Peace


Our Father

Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thess 3:16) Hail Mary

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (Jn 16:33) Hail Mary

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isa 26:3) Hail Mary

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Pl 4:6) Hail Mary

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Mt 5:9) Hail Mary

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Pt 5:6,7) Hail Mary

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. (Rm 12:18) Hail Mary

Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. (1 Pt 3:10,11) Hail Mary

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. (Hb 12:14) Hail Mary

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. (Cl 3:15) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Ps 4:8) Hail Mary

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. (Rm 8:6) Hail Mary

When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Pv 16:7) Hail Mary

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Gal 5:22,23) Hail Mary

What do you mean that you have gone up, all of you, to the housetops, you who are full of shoutings, tumultuous city, exultant town? Your slain are not slain with the sword or dead in battle. (Isa 22:1-2) Hail Mary

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble. (Ps 119:165) Hail Mary

And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (Js 3:18) Hail Mary

Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Ps 34:14) Hail Mary

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Pl 4:7) Hail Mary

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. (Pl 4:9) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah's womb. (Rm 4:19) Hail Mary

“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you. (Isa 54:10) Hail Mary

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (Jn 14:27) Hail Mary

Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rm 12:17-21) Hail Mary

Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Cn 13:11) Hail Mary

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. (Isa 32:17) Hail Mary

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isa 53:5) Hail Mary

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isa 9:6) Hail Mary

See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. (1 Thess 5:15) Hail Mary

Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. (Ps 85:8) Hail Mary

Glory be

Our Father

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Mt 6:25-34) Hail Mary

For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. (Isa 55:12) Hail Mary

Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you. (Job 22:21) Hail Mary

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Jn 20:19) Hail Mary

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. (Isa 54:13) Hail Mary

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” (Isa 52:7) Hail Mary

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. (Pv 20:3) Hail Mary

Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind. (Ecc 4:6) Hail Mary

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Ps 73:26) Hail Mary

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Ps 46:10) Hail Mary

Glory be


Our Father

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. (Num 6:24-26) Hail Mary

I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. And I will remove harmful beasts from the land, and the sword shall not go through your land. (Lev 26:6) Hail Mary

Then Abram said to Lot, “Let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen, for we are kinsmen. Is not the whole land before you? Separate yourself from me. If you take the left hand, then I will go to the right, or if you take the right hand, then I will go to the left.” And Lot lifted up his eyes and saw that the Jordan Valley was well watered everywhere like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, in the direction of Zoar. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself all the Jordan Valley, and Lot journeyed east. Thus they separated from each other. Abram settled in the land of Canaan, while Lot settled among the cities of the valley and moved his tent as far as Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were wicked, great sinners against the Lord. (Gen 13:8-13) Hail Mary

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. (1 Cn 14:33) Hail Mary

Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, O Judah; fulfill your vows, for never again shall the worthless pass through you; he is utterly cut off. (Nah 1:15) Hail Mary

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility. . . (Ep 2:14) Hail Mary

My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear, and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. (Mal 2:5) Hail Mary

And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him. And there was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty. (1 Kg 5:12) Hail Mary

There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. And his delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide disputes by what his ears hear, but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his loins. (Isa 11:1-5) Hail Mary

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious. (Isa 11:6-10) Hail Mary

Glory be