An Irish Welcome

Céad Míle Fáilte friend and rover ...
Wherever you come from and whosoever you may be.
That's an Irish greeting and it means

you are welcome
a thousand times over.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My most merciful and all-loving God, Lord Jesus Christ,

Through Your great love You came down and took flesh to save all.

And again, O Saviour, save me by Your grace, I pray You, For if You should save me for my works, this would not be grace or a gift, but rather a duty.

Indeed, in Your infinite compassion and unspeakable mercy, You O my Christ have said:

Whoever believes in Me shall live and never see death.

If faith in You saves the desperate, save me, for You are my God and Creator. Impute my faith instead of deeds, O my God, for You will find no deeds which could justify me, but may my faith suffice for all my deeds.

May it answer for and acquit me, and may it make me a partaker of Your eternal glory. And may satan not seize me, O Word, and boast that he has torn me from Your hand and fold. O Christ, my Saviour, whether I will or not, save me.

Make haste, quick, quick, for I perish. You are my God from my mother's womb.

Grant me, O Lord, to love You now as once I loved sin, and also to work for You without idleness, as I worked before for deceptive satan.

But supremely shall I work for You, my Lord and God, Jesus.

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