Always L♥ve

In a world of pain and suffering, we are called to be a light unto others and to love our neighbour.

Sometimes it's hard -- we all have struggles of our own, and we're so bombarded by the noise and negativity around us that we get sucked into it ourselves.

Sometimes all we hear, know, and see is hatred, judgement, and intolerance.

Always love.

Love never fails.

Posts tagged christian

Feb 2 '12

Prayer for the Single Christian Woman.

Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I come boldly before Your throne of grace confessing Your Word over my life as a single Christian.
I pray that You would help me to live a Godly life as a single Christian – a life that is holy, sanctified and set aside for the Master’s use, and prepared for Your good work.
I confess Your word, that as a single Christian, my life is crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet it’s not I that live, but it’s Christ that lives in and through me; and the life which I now live in the flesh as a single Christian, I live it by faith, power and strength of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Father, You said that You would not leave us alone, but You promised to send us the Comforter. I pray therefore, that You would fellowship with me daily through the Comforter of the Holy Spirit.
I pray that while I am single, may You be the One to whom I am married. Lord, when I get lonely, may You, through the Holy Spirit, be the One who comforts my heart. May You be unto me as a close friend that sticks closer than any brother. When I need someone to talk to, may I also find comfort, as well as pleasure in talking to You. And as I talk to You, may You speak continually back to my heart, and may You be my daily companion who keeps me company, as You walk with me each and everyday.
I pray that You would give me Godly friends and acquaintances that will be an encouragement to me to live for, love and serve You with all of my heart, soul, strength, and might. And, keep me away from those who would draw my heart away from You and draw me into idleness, worldliness, carnalness or ungodly situations or relationships.
Your Word says that You are able to keep me from falling and present me faultless with exceeding great joy. I pray, therefore, that You would help me to keep watch of the evil one in my life. Father, as a single Christian, help me not to be drawn or lured into sexual temptation, and keep me from falling into fornication, adultery or any other sexual sin, immorality or perversion.
By the power and strength of the Holy Spirit, I pray that You would also keep me from each and every satanic spirit of seduction. May You help me to flee youthful lust, keep me from compromising situations, and help me to avoid the very appearance of evil.
Father, help me to not allow the devil to conform my mind to see the single Christian life as one that is boring, incomplete or unfulfilling. I pray that through Christ Jesus, You help me to see my life as joyous, exciting and fully complete. I pray that You would fill every empty and lonely place of my heart with excitement in You and Your work. And may You always be the center of my joy, as You strengthen and renew my heart in You each and every day.
I pray that You would help me to be continually occupied doing Your work and Your will. Help me not to allow my mind to be consumed with the desire or want for a mate, but rather, consumed with You, Your Word, doing Your will, and pleasing You. And help me to keep my eyes, as well as my heart and mind stayed upon You.
Now Father, I thank You that my heart safely rests in You, Your provisions and Your loving arms of care. And may You continually be all of my fulfillment, my desire and completeness. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, AMEN.

Prayer for the Single Christian Woman.

Father in the name of Jesus Christ, I come boldly before Your throne of grace confessing Your Word over my life as a single Christian.

I pray that You would help me to live a Godly life as a single Christian – a life that is holy, sanctified and set aside for the Master’s use, and prepared for Your good work.

I confess Your word, that as a single Christian, my life is crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live; yet it’s not I that live, but it’s Christ that lives in and through me; and the life which I now live in the flesh as a single Christian, I live it by faith, power and strength of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.

Father, You said that You would not leave us alone, but You promised to send us the Comforter. I pray therefore, that You would fellowship with me daily through the Comforter of the Holy Spirit.

I pray that while I am single, may You be the One to whom I am married. Lord, when I get lonely, may You, through the Holy Spirit, be the One who comforts my heart. May You be unto me as a close friend that sticks closer than any brother. When I need someone to talk to, may I also find comfort, as well as pleasure in talking to You. And as I talk to You, may You speak continually back to my heart, and may You be my daily companion who keeps me company, as You walk with me each and everyday.

I pray that You would give me Godly friends and acquaintances that will be an encouragement to me to live for, love and serve You with all of my heart, soul, strength, and might. And, keep me away from those who would draw my heart away from You and draw me into idleness, worldliness, carnalness or ungodly situations or relationships.

Your Word says that You are able to keep me from falling and present me faultless with exceeding great joy. I pray, therefore, that You would help me to keep watch of the evil one in my life. Father, as a single Christian, help me not to be drawn or lured into sexual temptation, and keep me from falling into fornication, adultery or any other sexual sin, immorality or perversion.

By the power and strength of the Holy Spirit, I pray that You would also keep me from each and every satanic spirit of seduction. May You help me to flee youthful lust, keep me from compromising situations, and help me to avoid the very appearance of evil.

Father, help me to not allow the devil to conform my mind to see the single Christian life as one that is boring, incomplete or unfulfilling. I pray that through Christ Jesus, You help me to see my life as joyous, exciting and fully complete. I pray that You would fill every empty and lonely place of my heart with excitement in You and Your work. And may You always be the center of my joy, as You strengthen and renew my heart in You each and every day.

I pray that You would help me to be continually occupied doing Your work and Your will. Help me not to allow my mind to be consumed with the desire or want for a mate, but rather, consumed with You, Your Word, doing Your will, and pleasing You. And help me to keep my eyes, as well as my heart and mind stayed upon You.

Now Father, I thank You that my heart safely rests in You, Your provisions and Your loving arms of care. And may You continually be all of my fulfillment, my desire and completeness. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, AMEN.

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Jan 31 '12

Anonymous asked: The Catechism says that God created all men equal, but clearly this is not true because there’s Mary, who is “holy” (set apart) and “blessed among women”. How do you explain this?

fathershane:

We’re all equal in dignity, a dignity that comes from being “called to share, by knowledge and love, in God’s own life” (Catechism 356).

But we’re not all called to be identical. Each of us has a different path to walk in this life. For me, it’s as a priest; for you, it’s as an anon; for the Blessed Mother, it was as the only woman to receive the special mission of being God’s mother. So her mission was different, but her dignity of being called to share in God’s own life is the same as yours.

Of course, she’s enjoying it much more fully than either of us right now, since she’s in Heaven in surpassing holiness, so I guess we’re only right to fulfill Elizabeth’s prophecy and tell her “Most blessed are you among women” (Luke 1:42)!

God bless you!

- Father Shane

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Jan 30 '12
I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing to the glory to be revealed for us.
— Romans 8:18 (via fathershane)

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Jan 25 '12

fathershane:

Did Jesus Ever Smile?

When you look carefully at the Gospels, you find a man with an obvious joie de vivre, a preacher who told funny stories to make a point, a leader who gave his disciples nicknames and a former carpenter who enjoyed a good joke.

So why do we often think of Jesus as gloomy, and why do all those statues, paintings and mosaics portray him as downcast?

Read the rest.

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Jan 20 '12
justcallmezim:

Creative project of the afternoon in response to a challenge/request posted by Fr. Shane. He’s great. Go visit him if you need some encouragement!
Stock photo from jxr006 on stock.XCHNG. Used with permission.

justcallmezim:

Creative project of the afternoon in response to a challenge/request posted by Fr. Shane. He’s great. Go visit him if you need some encouragement!

Stock photo from jxr006 on stock.XCHNG. Used with permission.

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Jan 17 '12

fathershane:

Did you know that when Tim Tebow wrote John 3:16 in his black eye shade that 92 million people googled “John 3:16″ to see what it was?

More here.

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Jan 16 '12
Every time we make the Sign of the Cross we should remember not to confront injustice with other injustice or violence with other violence: Let us remember that we can only overcome evil with good and never by paying evil back with evil.
— Pope Benedict XVI (via fathershane)

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Jan 11 '12

Catholic Facepalm

  • Sorry Father, I can't be ordained! ^_^; But I'm working toward youth/family ministry! Adult/family catechesis has become my life mission.
  • ---
  • Them (last night): Do you have time to hear some confessions?
  • Me (to myself): Nuts, now was the only time I had to answer Tumblr questions.
  • Me (to them): Sure!
  • Me (2 hours later): Go directly to bed. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.Answers.com (this morning): There are currently 16,202 unanswered questions about Catholicism on Answers.com.
  • Yahoo Answers (this morning): We can't even tell you accurately how many unanswered questions there are about Catholicism on Yahoo!
  • Quora (this morning): There are currently 25 unanswered questions about Catholicism and no Catholic priests on Quora.
  • Me: Mmmph. Not sure if that makes me feel good or bad about having 29 unanswered questions in my Tumblr inbox STILL.
  • Me (to Tumblr): Hey, can some of you get ordained and help answer everyone's questions about the Faith? Thanks in advance!

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Oct 4 '11

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Oct 3 '11
truechristian:

GOD IS GREAT.

truechristian:

GOD IS GREAT.

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