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.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Prayer for one seeking marriage

O Good Lord, I know that any lasting happiness in my life depends upon loving thee with all my soul and all my heart and upon acting according to Thy Holy Will in all things.

Direct my soul O my God and fill my heart.

I want to please thee alone for though art my creator and God.

Preserve me from pride and self-love. May reason, modesty and chastity adorn me.

Idleness is hatefull to thee and breeds vice.

Give me the inclination to perform fruitful labour and bless my work.

Since they law commands people to live in chaste matrimonial union lead me Holy Father to this blessed calling.

Not for the satisfcation of my passions but for the fulfilment of thy commandment.

For thou has said it is not good that man should be alone and having created a woman as a helper bless hem to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth.

Hear my humble prayer, which I send up to thee from the depths of my heart.

Give me a spouse who is honest and pious so that we through our love and harmony can praise thee The Compassionate God, the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit now and ever and unto the ages of ages.

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