Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A Prayer of St. Alphonsus Liguori-Make Me a Saint

Oh my God, help me to remember that time is short, and eternity is long.
What good is all the greatness of this world at the hour of death?
To love You, my God, and save my soul is the one thing necessary.
Without You, there is no peace, no joy.
My God, I need fear nothing but sin.
For to lose You, my God, is to lose everything.
Oh my God, help me to remember that to gain everything I must leave everything;
That in loving you I have all good things; the infinite riches of Christ and His Church,
the motherly protection of Mary,
peace beyond understanding, Joy unspeakable!
Eternal Father, your Son has promised that whatever we ask in His Name will be given to us.
In His Name I pray: give me a burning faith, a joyful hope, a holy love for Jesus Christ.
Give me the grace of perseverance in doing Your will in all things.
Do with me what You will. I repent of having offended You.
Grant, Oh Lord, that I may love You always and never let me be separated from You.
O my God and my All, make me a Saint.


Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

I can't think of a more beautiful or timely prayer. Thank you TJ.

August 06, 2008 8:35 PM  

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