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Reflection: Mouth Guards

The tongue of the wise uses knowledges rightly, but the mouth of the fools pours forth foolishness – Proverbs 15:2

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Be careful of your thoughts – they may become words at any time. Bite your tongue before it bites other. 

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Reflection: The Father of Lies

When the devil speaks a lie, he speaks from his resources for he is a liar and the father of it – John 8:44

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Spirituality: Prodigal Son

Father I have sinned, help me find my way

Remember not my sins, just let me hear You say

Chorus
I forgive you, I love you. You are mine, take my hand
Go in peace, sin no more, beloved one.

Father I have turned, my back and walked away
Depended on my strength and lived life my own way  - Chorus

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Father I have closed, my heart to those in need
Thought only of myself, a victim of my greed – Chorus
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Father I Have Love if Love’s the word to use
I’ve player so many game they’ve left me so confused-Chorus

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Father I’ve returned, I’m home with You to stay
Standing by your door, knowing that You’ll say-Chorus

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Spirituality: God’s Love

No temptation has overtaken you except such is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape that you may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13)

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Spirituality: Love

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up. Love does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil. Love does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoice in the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tounge, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away – 1 Corinthians 13: 4 – 8

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Spirituality: The Prayer of Trust in the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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I place my trust in You, O Sacred Heart of Jesus [2013: E O]

In all my temptations, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my weaknesses, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my difficulties, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my trials, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my sorrows, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In all my work, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In every failure, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In every discouragement, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In life and in death, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In time and in eternity, I place my trust in You,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus.

From: The Catholic Book of Prayer

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Spirituality: The Prayer of Remember O Most Gracious Virgin Mary

Mother Mary statue in St. Theresia Church, Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia [2013: Oktofani]

Mother Mary statue in St. Theresia Church, Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia [2013: Oktofani]

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,
that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection,
implored your help or sought your intercession,
was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence,
I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother;
to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate,
despise not my petitions,
but in your mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.

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Spirituality: The Prayer for The Family

The Holy Family of Nazareth [2013: Oktofanu]

The Holy Family of Nazareth [2013: Oktofanu]

Lord God, from You every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.

Father, you are Love and Life.

Through your Son, Jesus Christ, born of woman, and through Holy Spirit, fountain of devini charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love.

Grant that Your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good their family and of all the families in the world.

Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love.

Grant that love, strengthened by the Sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier than all the weaknesses and trial through which our family sometimes pass.

Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in and through the family.

Through Christ our Lord, Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life for ever and ever. Amen.

Pope John Paul II

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Spirituality: To Everything There is a Season

There is a season for everything

There is a season for everything

To everything there is a season.

A time for every purpose under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.

A time to plant and a time to pluck what is planted.

A time to kill and a time to heal.

A time to break down and a time to build up.

A time to weep and a time to laugh.

A time to mourn and a time to dance.

A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones.

A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.

A time to gain and a time to lose.

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

A time to tear and a time to sew.

A time to keep silence and a time to speak.

A time to love and a time to hate.

A time of war and a time of peace. – Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

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Spirituality: The Prayer for Today Needs

Prayer for Today Needs

Lord, for tomorrow and its needs I don’t pray; 

keep me, my God, from stain of sin, just for today;

Let me both diligently work and duly pray;

let me be kind in word and deed just for today. 

Let me be slow to do my will, prompt to obey;

help me to mortify my flesh, just for today.

Let me no wrong or idle word unthinking say;

set a seal upon my lips, just for today.

Let me in season Lord, be grave in season gray;

let me be faithful to Your grace just for today.

And if today my tide of life should edd away,

give me Your Sacraments divine sweet Lord, today.

So for tomorrow and its needs, I don’t pray;

but keep me, guide me, love Lord … just for today.

-sister M. Xavier, S.N.D-

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