Moderator: Lord God, our Father and Creator, we ask You to look with favor upon Your servants gathered here today to pledge themselves to Your service as Catholic physicians. Catholic physicians, you are called to imitate Christ, the Divine Physician, to make your work His work and His work yours, to dedicate yourselves to the needs of your patients, keeping all financial and political interests secondary to the personal needs of each patient. Moderator: Do you promise to embrace the Spirit of poverty, giving of your time, professional skill, and material goods for those in need? Moderator: Do you promise to live chastely according to your state in life, especially in regard to your patients, who trustingly place themselves in your care? Moderator: Do you promise to adhere faithfully to the teachings of the Holy Father and the Bishops united with him, in matters of faith and morals, especially as related to the science and practice of medicine? Moderator: Do you promise to work together with other Catholic physicians with mutual support and understanding and to bring them to the apostolate? Moderator: Do you promise to support the work of the Catholic Physicians' Guild and to pray for all Catholic physicians? A A A  Lord Jesus Christ, help me to submit my mind and heart to you in all my actions, personal and professional, to bring Your Holy Spirit to all who are touched by my science and art, and to be available humbly to assist the Vicar of Christ, the Bishops, and the whole Christian community with the particular knowledge, skill and experience I have as a Christian physician. A A A  O Divine Physician, help me to uphold the principles of Catholic faith and morality in the science and practice of medicine, to communicate these principles to the medical profession and to society at large, to uphold Catholic hospitals in the application of Catholic moral principles, to work with my colleagues in charity, truth, and understanding, and to work to bring others to the apostolate. A A A  Mother of God, who at Cana occasioned the entry of your Divine Son upon His public life of compassion, mercy, and healing, intercede for us, asking especially for us the graces of humanity and of fidelity to your Son's Vicar on earth. A A A  Watch, O Lord, with those who wake, or watch, or weep tonight, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. A A A  Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the sick, we turn to You in this time of illness.
A A A  Behold me, my beloved Jesus, weighed down under the burden of my trials and sufferings, I cast myself at Your feet, that You may renew my strength and my courage, while I rest here in Your presence. A A A  O Divine King, Jesus, whose heart is so compassionate to the afflicted, I wish to live in Your; suffer and die in You. A A A  Almighty and Everlasting God, preserver of souls, who dost correct those whom Thou dost love, and for their betterment dost tenderly chastise those whom Thou dost receive, we call upon Thee, O Lord, to grant Thy healing, that the soul of Thy servant, at the hour of its departure from the body, may by the hands of Thy holy Angels be presented without spot unto Thee. A A A  Most Merciful Jesus, lover of souls, I pray You, by the agony of Your most Sacred Heart, and my the sorrows of your Immaculate Mother, to wash in Your Most Precious Blood, the sinners of the world who are now in their agony, and who will die today.
A A A  Heavenly Father, You created man in Your own image and You desire that not even the least among us should perish. A A A  O merciful Father, who have wonderfully fashioned man in your own image, and have made his body to be a temple of the Holy Spirit, sanctify, we pray you, our doctors and nurses and all those whom you have called to study and practice the art of healing the sick and the prevention of disease and pain. We ask You to forgive their sins, enlighten their minds, strengthen their wills, and open their hearts to Your grace. Give me singleness of purpose, strength to lift at least a part of the burden of my suffering fellowmen, and a true realization of the rare privilege that is mine. Make each one of us, aware of the great mission that is entrusted to him, strive always to be, in the performance of daily service, an instrument of your merciful love. Following the example of the holy medical doctors who have preceded us, help us to offer our generous contribution to the constant renewal of health care structures . Lastly, grant to us, having constantly loved and served You in our suffering brethren, that at the end of our earthly pilgrimage we may contemplate your glorious countenance and experience the joy of the encounter with You in your Kingdom of joy and everlasting peace.
O dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us the grace and strength to accept this burden.
During my life be to me my model and my support; At the hour of my death be my hope and my refuge. Strengthen them in body and soul, and bless their work, that they may give comfort to those for whose salvation your Son became Man, lived on this earth, healed the sick, and suffered and died on the Cross. Raphael, great prince of the heavenly court, you are illustrious for your gifts of wisdom and grace. Take from my heart all guile and worldliness, that with the simple faith of a child I may rely on Thee.
There is no health in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no wholeness in my bones because of my sin.
Now, in Your love, protect against the wickedness of the evil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life. You are the guide of those who journey by land or sea or air, consoler of the afflicted, and refuge of sinners. We place our sick under Your care and humbly ask that You restore Your servant to health again. I beg you, assist me in all my needs and in all the sufferings of this life, as once you helped the young Tobias on his travels. If it be Your will, restore me to health so that I may work for your honor and glory and the salvation of all men. You who are the Life, provide us with the gift of preaching and bearing witness to the 'Gospel of life' in our profession, committing ourselves to defending it always, from conception to its natural end, and to respect the dignity of every human being, and especially the dignity of the weakest and the most in need. Above all, grant us the grace to acknowledge Your holy will and know that whatsoever You do, You do for the love us. Because you are the Medicine of God, I humbly pray you to heal the many infirmities of my soul and the ills that afflict my body. Well, Ephesians 6:16A assures you that if you have your shield of faith lifted high in front of you, you will be supernaturallyA empowered to defend yourself against the fiery darts of the enemy. The flesh produces a€?worksa€? a€” from the Greek word ergos, which implies hard work or hard labor. I especially ask of you the favor (name your request) and the great grace of purity to prepare me to be the temple of the Holy Ghost.
As noted earlier (see July 14), a life dominated by the flesh is filled with excess, imbalance, unhealthy extremes, laziness, selfabuse,A hatred, strife, bitterness, irresponsibility, and neglect. Therefore, leta€™s look at Ephesians 6:16 to see exactlyA what it says about us being able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the enemy.
I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky.
First, IA want you to notice the phrase a€?a€¦wherewith ye shall be ablea€¦.a€? The first part of this Greek phraseA would be better translatedA by which.
If there is no seed, there is no fruit a€” and the kind of seed that is sown determines the fruitA that will be produced (Genesis 1:11,12).
15: But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful. When a believer lifts his shield high and holds it out in front of himA where it belongs, that shield divinely energizes the believer to stand bravely against every assault of theA devil. It turns you into a spiritual tank so you have theA ability to move your position forward without taking any losses yourself. Let me know, O Lord, my end and what is the number of my days, that I may learn how frail I am.
8: But God has shown us how much he loves us a€“ it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!Hebrews 13, vs. A short span you have made my days, and my life is as nought before you; only a breath is any human existence. YouA see, before Roman soldiers went out to battle, they purposely soaked their shields in water until theyA were completely water-saturated.
The fruit that the Spirit produces is wonderful, godly fruit,A overflowing with blessings and life.
The soldiers did this because they knew the enemy would be shootingA fire-bearing arrows in their direction. As you allow the Holy Spirit to produce these fruits in you, youa€™llA find that people love to be near you because youa€™re such a pleasurable experience for them. I would come home from work and plop myself in the chair for A? hour or so, wash up, change my clothes and eat dinner. So as we regularly submit ourselves to the Word of God, we soak our faith with the Word just as a Roman soldier soaked his shield with water. I can count on my one hand the number of times I played ball with my boy or took my daughter shopping.


And when our faith becomes Word-saturated or Word-soaked, it becomes just like the soldiera€™s water-saturated shield. I know that Your life resides in me, longing to be released, so today I make the choice to let Your Spirit start working mightily inside me. In other words, it will be so heavily inundatedwith the water of Goda€™s Word that even if a fiery dart pierces our shield, the huge amount of Word in us will extinguish the flames and put out a potentially damaging situation!A The words a€?fiery dartsa€? are from the Greek word belos. It referred to an arrow with its tip wrapped with fabric soaked in flammable fluids so it would burn with hot and angry flames. The flesh no longer rules or dominates me, for I yield to the peaceful fruit of the Holy Spirit in every sphereA of my life. I feel sorry for my children for not being there for them and sorry for my wife because she raised the kids pretty much on her own and she did a great job of it. The famous Greek writer Thycidides used this Greek wordA belos to depict specially-made, long, slender arrows that outwardly looked harmless; however, the hollow interior of the arrow was filled with flammableA fluids that, upon impact, exploded into a raging fire.
I demonstrate love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance in my life. I am sorry for myself also because the moments that I missed with my children can never be recovered.
I thought I was doing my best by beingA a goodA provider but in my older wisdom I know that being a Dad was the most important thing they needed.
Can you think of one person who manifests the character of Jesus Christ so much that when you are with him or her, you feel as if you have been with Jesus?
What specific qualities are exhibited in the life of this person that make you feel that way?A 2.
What steps do you need to take so the Holy Spirit can more readily produce this godly fruit in your own life? For instance, what role do you think prayer or reading your Bible has in developing the fruit of the Spirit in your life?A 3. Help me to be brave and bold and to holdA my shield high in front of me to stop every attack of the enemy. After reading todaya€™s Breakfast,I understand that I have a responsibility to soak my faith in Your Word soA it can extinguish each and every flaming arrow the devil tries to shoot into my life. The devil may try to attack me, butA my faith is held out high in front of me, covering my life completely and extinguishing every flaming arrow the devil attempts to shoot in my direction. Are you spending enough time in the Word to see that your shield of faith is soaked and saturated with the water of Goda€™s Word? Or is your faith so parched from a lack of the Word that your shield isna€™t working anymore?A 2. Can you remember a time when a fiery dart struck that would have normally set everything ablaze with negative emotions and destruction a€” but because your faith was Word-soaked and in place, that attack had very little impact in yourlife? He created us, molded us, watches over our lives, provides for us, and when we die He brings us into His kingdom. Have you ever seen a fiery dart from the enemy that released a blaze of destruction when it struck?
Because the Lord had promised him success in conquering Jericho, he knew the outcome of the battle, but as the day of combat approached, he needed a specific strategy for victory. What he heard the Lord say must have made his jaw drop.A A Can you imagine the soldiers' thoughts as they carried out this bizarre battle strategy? In confusing times like this, it's good to remember three requirements for benefiting from God's instructions. His victory in any area of struggle is available only to those who act upon His directions.A A Submitting to the Lord's timing is also an essential part of obedience.
It was customary at that time for Rabbis (Jesus was onea€”it meant teacher) when they were among a crowd to say the first verse of a Psalm. What would have happened if the army decided to bypass God's plans for the first six days and skip straight to the seventh day's march around Jericho? They would have missed the victory.A A How often do we beg the Lord for guidance, yet hesitate to obey when He finally gives it? Living by faith can seem like a huge risk when His instructions make no sense or require a lengthy wait. What He most likely was doing was wanting the rest of the people, and us, to say the rest of the Psalm. Kendall===============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop June 12, 2010. Lost loves, friends, jobs, disagreements with others, death of relatives, and depression are just some of the reasons we lose pride and hope in one self. We could go on with this forever so today I am just addressing those qualities in single people. With single people, it could just be the problem with finding the right a€?someonea€? to love.
The delay or loss of a past love (among other things) could send someone spiraling downward into a loss of respect for themselves. Nationally, there are 85.6 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women and the birthrate is approximately 53% women over men.
They have the a€?TV-ADa€? looks, drugs, drinking, sex, and instant communication (cell and text). Some people give up on themselves and become self destructive with over eating and drinking or hibernation.
What he heard the Lord say must have made his jaw drop.A A Can you imagine the soldiers' thoughts as they carried out this bizarre battle strategy? What would have happened if the army decided to bypass God's plans for the first six days and skip straight to the seventh day's march around Jericho? From a mana€™s perspective, if a man is looking for a quick date, sex, or just a temporary girlfriend he will frequent a bar. If a man is looking for a long term loving relationship or wife, he will look around church, a library (or book store), coffee bars, or social groups. Dona€™t settle on things that go against you conscience whether it is with yourself or a mate. People with multiple divorces fail in relationships, drinkers are good drinkers, abusers (physical or mentally) are just abusers and players, and cheaters are cheaters. People rarely change and never enter a relationship with the thought that you can later on change that person to your expectations. If a person you care for ever poses this statement ----- A a€? If you want me (or love me) you need to do a€?this or thata€™.a€? ----- then walk away and dona€™t look back. The following religions or faiths consider Jesus as an enlightened spiritual teacher: Jehovaha€™s Witnesses, Mormonism, Unification Church , Christian Science, A? of all Wicca, New Age, Nation of Islam, Bahaa€™i World Faith, Hare Krishna, Hinduism, some of Judaism, and Islam. It is funny that all these listed above recognize him as a great spiritual teacher but do not follow His teachings. The other half of Wicca, Transcendental Meditation, Scientology, and Buddhists either do not mention Him or He is not important to their way of thinking. Genesis Chapter #1 in part of verse 2 says, a€?and the Spirit of God was moving over the watera€?. He won trophies for the best in class in New York State for horseshoes and archery (before compound bows) for several years running.
He hunted and fished and always, it seemed, brought back his limit no matter what game, fish, or bird was in season. He joined the Navy Sea Bees in WW2 and ended up getting drafted in the Marine Corps on an Island in the Pacific during the conflict.
The only way there is through His Son Jesus so I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and try my best to follow His ways.
A ====================================================== ==============================================Note: If you have not seen the movie "Left Behind" with Kirk Cameron, now would be the time. Well to begin with; this promise from God is only for believers and followers of Jesus Christ. Paul was talking about believers and inserted the condition of a€?for those who love Goda€?.


You see, when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness and confess to Him your sins --------- you are washed clean with the blood of Christ.
However, sometimes you carry the baggage of the memories of those sins in your mind and heart. This verse in Romans assures you that your guilt is unjustified because God will make it turn out in the end for good. Jesus did not promise that this life would be easy but that He would walk through those troubled times with you. Although it was a good one, it caused me much stress and sometimes aspects of it violated my conscience. I do believe that God is making this bad thing turn out to be good and I think He has a better job for me in the near future. If you believe in God and love Him and believe in His promise, these too will turn out for the better. And leta€™s not forget that even though what his brothers did was a€?wronga€?, God made it into good when Joseph forgave them and helped them. His promise does not make wrong right but makes it turn out into something good for his glory, for us believers.
We know that Jesus will walk with us through the valley but God will get us to the mountain top when we get through it.
I am sure there are many stories out there of how this verse helped many people weather their storms.
Kendall============================================================Pastor Pop-Pop July 31, 2010. Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth. Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals. I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation.
It tells us His personality, words, likes, dislikes, rules, commands, pleasures, and all the things he has done. So any god or image of him that does not conform to or match the one described in the Bible (the word of God) is not the God of Israel that we are to worship. Let us be clear that making images of anything is not a violation of the commandment but actually worshiping it as a god.
Some churches within the body of Christ have pictures or statues of saints or even Jesusa€™ mother. That is not a violation unless the statue (or the person) a€?itselfa€? is being worshiped as a god or the statue is believed to have some sort of power within itself. Wearing a Jewish star or a cross is also not a violation unless the emblem itself is worshiped.
If they are decorations that is OK but if you actually place or believe some hope or faith of luck in them, it is a violation of the commandment. People now seem to create their own god to worship in a€?their own minda€? and not within the scope of the Word of God (the Bible).
The one I hear the most is, a€?I am a good person so that is all that is needed to go to Heaven and be saved.a€? That is not what the Bible tells us. Matthew 7:21 (ESV) says, a€?Not everyone who says to me a€?Lord Lord,a€™ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.a€? What is the will of the Father? People go around saying god is this or god is that or that is a€?not what I believe ina€™ but if their beliefs are not in line with the Bible, they are in violation of the first commandment. God is OK with working on a Sunday (or having your place of business open), God is OK with Homosexual and Gay behavior, I dona€™t have to go to church and worship Him, I dona€™t have to give, I dona€™t have to forgive everyone, it is OK to kill unborn babies, He is OK with pagan rituals, I can be rude to people, God did not make the earth a€“ and on and on and on. The pastor said that this church was saying the Holy Spirit told them this was OK but another church said that the Holy Spirit was against this and yet another one had a different view point from the Holy Spirit.
We all violate them in some way or another but that is why Jesus died on the cross to wash us clean in His blood and absolve us of our faults.
He scribed it on stone tablets and gave them to Moses on the mountain top to give to His people. That is the translation that she likes to use.===============================================================Thou shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous Goda€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦.
Leta€™s take one at a time and discuss:We discussed this command last sermon (review if you want to).
Have you ever created another God in your mind or worshiped another god of a different religion or faith? Jesus said that if you even lust in your heart (or mind) for another that you violate this commandment.
Covet is defined in the NIV dictionary as: To want for yourself something that belongs to another person.
Whether you take it or not, take it and not return it, or just desire it ---- you have violated this commandment. If you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you are forgiven of your sins and you are washed in His blood clean and white as snow. A Timothy McVey the mastermind on the Oklahoma bombing defied God and declared that he alone was the a€?master of his destinya€?.
A ==============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop August 24, 2010. Having a good relationship with your spouse, family, friends, or co-workers is usually based on a good two way conversational attitude.
To render Him praise and glory through prayer, actions, good deeds, following His laws and commandments, and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. He knows what we need before we ask but He likes to hear it from us also with some praise and worship attached. Your Mom knows you need food and gives you healthy meals but approaching her and asking for a snack also tells her you would like some cheese doodles too.
Prayers can be from a book, made up by you, from the Bible, or just general conversation between you and God. They can be on your knees by your bed, in Church, or just during every day activities or work. I try to concentrate not on an earthly or worldly fixture or thing but temporarily close my eyes (not while driving) or look up when I talk to Him.
I find one (or a paragraph or verse) that I derive comfort from and say it as a special prayer to the Lord. What can flesh do to me?Psalm 121(NLT): I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there?
Go to a good book store and page through some and see which ones are comfortable for you personally. They are good Bibles but one is paraphrased and one is in a so called modern language that, for me, does not read real well. I highly recommend The New Living Translation (NLT), The New Century Version (NCV), or the New American Bible (NAB). The first two are used a lot with Contemporary Christian Churches and the third contains extra books as it was designed to meet the needs of Catholic Christians. I also like the Good News Translation (GNT).A It is important that you like it and are comfortable with it.



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Comments to «Prayers to find true love»

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