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FaithLiturgical Reflections

A New Year’s Prayer

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As 2020 draws to a close, take some time to reflect on these words from the prayer of Saint Francis. May this new year be one in which God shapes us to become people who more fully reflect his image in our vocations, our theology, and our culture: Lord, make me an instrument of your...

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FaithLiturgical Reflections

A Prayer of Praise & Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving might look a little different for you this year, but however you might be celebrating, take some time to reflect on God’s goodness and provision using this prayer from The Valley of Vision: O MY GOD, Thou fairest, greatest, first of all objects,       my heart admires, adores, loves thee,   for my little vessel is...

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FaithLiturgical Reflections

“Bless My Enemies, O Lord”

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Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich of Ohrid and Žiča (1881-1956), a Serbian Orthodox bishop,  was arrested and sent to the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau following the German invasion of Yugoslavia. This prayer was published in Prayers By the Lake (2nd ed.; Serbian Orthodox Metropolitinate of New Gracanica, 1999), the seventy-fifth in a collection of one hundred prayers...

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