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For the glory of the Father.

For the glory of the Father.

'I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named.' (Ephesians 3,14)


Invocation to the Holy Spirit:

In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Come to me, Holy Spirit, Spirit of wisdom!

Confer me a view and an inner ear so that I won't be enticed by material goods,

But rather may I always look for the truths of the Spirit.

Come to me, Holy Spirit, Spirit of love:

May my heart always be capable of greater charity.

Come to me, Holy Spirit, Spirit of truth:

Grant me to finally know the truth in its entirety.

Come to me, Holy Spirit, Living Water that streams in eternal life:

Give me the grace to contemplate the face of the Father into life and joy everlasting.

Amen.

St. Augustine.


Psalm 118 (119):

How I love your law, Lord!/I study it all day long./Your commandment makes me wiser than my foes,/as it is forever with me./[...]I keep my steps from every evil path,/that I may observe your word./From your judgment I do not turn,/for you have instructed me./[...]Your word is a lamp for my feet,/a light for my path./[...]I am very much afflicted, Lord;/give me life in accord with your word./[...]Your testimonies are my heritage forever;/they are the joy of my heart./My heart is set on fulfilling your statutes;/they are my reward forever.[...]


Reading: Ephesians 1,3-8

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before him. In love, he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ, in accord with the favor of his will, for the praise of the glory of his grace that he granted us in the beloved. In him, we have redemption by his blood, the forgiveness of transgressions, in accord with the riches of his grace that he lavished upon us. 


Meditation:

The plan adopted by the three persons of the Blessed Trinity in the Incarnation, the first coming of Jesus Christ, is adhered to each day in an invisible manner throughout the Church and they will pursue it to the end of time until the last coming of Jesus Christ.

God the Father gathered all the waters together and called them the seas (maria). He gathered all his graces together and called them Mary (Maria). The great God has a treasury or storehouse full of riches in which he has enclosed all that is beautiful, resplendent, rare, and precious, even his own Son. This immense treasury is none other than Mary whom the saints call the "treasury of the Lord". From her fullness, all men are made rich. The salvation of the world began with Mary, and by Mary, it must be achieved.

St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, Treatise on True Devotion, §22-23.

Pray a chaplet decade.

Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6

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