Say 'The Lord's Prayer'
Say three 'Hail Marys'
Say one 'Glory Be'
Prayer of Intercession
O Michael! By the grace of Christ Jesu
Glorious among angels, the heavenly champion
Exemplary symbol of virtue,
Who in battle vanquished the Dragon
Be our shield and our protection
against every mischief of the infernal
Defend us, present our oration
to the Lord that governs all
Interpretation from John Lydgate's prayer to St. Michael
Peril, or God's power... in today's world, believers stand at a crossroad and are met with these two propositions. "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28)
So many people around us look passive, 'dormant'... maybe we feel the same way. There are many things we are ready to do to save face, to keep our reputation intact in society: We indulge in compromises, cowardice, denial... And too bad for our consciousness! We have become too afraid to examine it every evening anyway.
The Bible (Psalms) abounds with passages addressing this: "the wicked exult... they crush the people of God".
But really, what is there to fear for those who live 'by' God and who only strive to seek His light while others prefer to live in darkness ? God's power springs from this source: "life eternal, life of the Eternal..." said Cardinal Ratzinger... Eternal life does not run out. Death itself did not manage to snuff it out.
Tiredness, weariness comes from sin. Life of the Eternal is the essential nourishment for our soul: "My food […] is to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish his work" (John 4:34).
In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God - John of the Cross
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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