Friday, February 01, 2008

A Prayer in Time of Debt

I just recieved this prayer through a yahoo group I belong to (Catholic Curriculum Swap Chat), and given my current giveaway for Dave Ramsey's "Total Money Makeover" book, I thought this was very fitting. It comes from the Rural Life Prayerbook (one I probably should look into!)


ALMIGHTY, everlasting God, we beg of You to help us soon to pay off our
debts to our fellowmen. Give us strength and courage to persevere until the
last penny is paid. Give patience to those to whom we are in debt, and let
them not treat us unjustly. Help us have great confidence in You and in the
workings of Your providence, trusting that You will always direct things to
our greatest good.
Make us also fully realize that no debt to our fellowmen can begin to equal
the debt that we owe You on account of our sins, to say nothing of the
immense debt we owe You for the gifts of Your divine grace. These we could
never pay at all but for the coming of Your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. To
Him be all honor and thanksgiving, now and forever. Amen.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Hi Majellamom! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. It's exciting to run into other Catholic bloggers at BloggyGiveaways.

Thank you so much too, for your kind words. Feel free to lurk, and I'll be checking back to your blog frequently. I love your banner - I remember that stage with my daughter. Gregory is much calmer....but I'm going on and on.

Nice to meet you again. And this is a really cool prayer too. :)