The Prayer of Jabez

This is a quick post to remind my readers that this blog is still an active presence. I am waiting for God to allow me to write here at Lilyboat again. I have been quite busy for the good reasons- mainly for my graduate school andĀ child-rearing tasks. I often come here on the sleepless nights…

Prayer for Freedom

Lord of hosts under whom the world is in submission, Envelope the world by the ray of your Mercy.   Let your people dwell under the wings of your protection and lead us on an exodus. You are writing Exodus even now, in the lives of every person who belongs to you. Grant us freedom…

Pope St. Martin I

Today is the feast day of Pope Saint Martin I. We remember his outspoken declaration of the Truth againstĀ Monothelitism. His refusal to remain silent against the wrong resulted in his being abducted by Emperor Constance II and the Pope died a friendless death in exile. He did not forget to pray for all people to…

You Are Our God

  For You who have created the heaven and the earth, For You who can move the mountains and the seas, Healing one human body is nothing.   There is not a single human who does not receive Your love, There is no place that Your hands have not touched, And no corner that Your…

Smile, Live, Love, and Pray

* * * Smile, have no fear, I am with you till the end of the days.   Live, in my name, Celebrate my Resurrection for everything began anew.   Love, all you can, Bring my Love to the ends of the world.   Pray, and persevere, For with My Coming, you will finally arrive….

Lord Jesus Christ, in Your Name

  * * * Lord Jesus Christ, in your name, I pray for the conversion of the world. Look upon our lowliness, not our evil deeds, only remember our sacrifices.   Lord Jesus Christ, in whom we find redeeming grace, We pray to You, Holy One, Heal the darkened eyes of the world, Cleanse us…

Father, Forgive Me

  Like a dead soul, I did not want to feel anything– Father, forgive me.   I have feared, when with my mouth I proclaimed my perfect trust in You, I filled my heart with fear– Father, forgive me.   I complained for not getting what I desired. I got frustrated for things that didn’t…

We Are God’s Prophets

Then he(Zechariah) lifted John high above his head. “And you, Yohannan, you shall be called a prophet of the Most High, for you shall go before the Lord to prepare his way, to tell the children of their salvation through his grace and tender mercy. You shall turn the hearts of children back unto their…

For You, for me

  I lay down my life before You and walk the path you have gone before me. Suffering pain and sharing gladness with You, the spirit of your divine presence is always with me. Until the world finds home in You, help me to carry Your people in me. I walk this path for You,…

Create in Me a Pure Heart

  For my sin is only too clear to me, my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, what is evil in your eyes, this I have done… Purify me: I shall be cleaner than spring water. Wash me: I shall be whiter than snow… O God, create in me…