A Prayer in All the Circumstances of Life

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My Jesus, only as Thou willest,
when Thou willest,
and in the way Thou willest!
To Thee be all glory and thanksgiving,
Who rulest all things mightily and sweetly,
and Who fillest the earth with Thy manifold mercies. Amen.

One who prays in this way, allows Our Lord to deploy His grace and manifest His munificence in all places and in all the circumstances of one's life. Our Divine Lord desires to heap blessings upon us. He asks only that we give Him the freedom to act upon us, and around us, and through us, as He wills.

When more souls give Our Lord this freedom to act as He wills, His Church will begin to know the springtime of holiness that is His burning desire for her, and these souls, by their entire submission to all the dispositions of His providence will be the ones to usher in His kingdom of peace and holiness on earth.

Look at Mary, the most pure Mother of the Lord. This was her way, and this was her life: nothing but His will and the will of His Father, in complete submission to the Holy Spirit. Let us imitate Mary, then, and so too will we bring the presence of Christ into a world that waits for Him.

The image is of the Holy Face of Manoppello. Tomorrow will be the third anniversary of my memorable pilgrimage to Manoppello with three dear friends.

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About Dom Mark

Dom Mark Daniel Kirby is Conventual Prior of Silverstream Priory in Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland. The ecclesial mandate of his Benedictine community is the adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar in a spirit of reparation, and in intercession for the sanctification of priests.

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