Monday, January 30, 2006


Replace the tension within us
with a holy relaxation.
Replace the turbulence within us
with a sacred calm.
Replace the anxiety within us
with quiet confidence.
Replace the fear within us
with a strong faith.
Replace the bitterness within us
with the sweetness of grace.
Replace the darkness within us
with a gentle light.
Replace the coldness within us
with a loving warmth.
Replace the night within us
with your day.
Replace the winter within us
with your spring.

Straighten our crookedness.
Fill our emptiness.

Dull the edge of our pride,
sharpen the edge of our humility.

Light the fires of our love,
quence the flames of our lust.

Let us see ourselves as you see us.

That we may see you as you have promised.

And be fortunate according to your Word.

"Blessed are the pureof heart for they shall see God."

Msgr. John J. Dougherty

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