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Profession of faith.....

Discussion in 'Christianity DIR' started by Scott1, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    Welcome Victor!

    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour


    "O God, You are my God;
    Early will I seek You;
    My soul thirsts for You;
    My flesh longs for You
    In a dry and thirsty land
    Where there is no water.
    So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
    To see Your power and Your glory.

    Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
    My lips shall praise You.
    Thus I will bless You while I live;
    I will lift up my hands in Your name.
    My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
    And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips."
    (Psalm 63:1-5) :)
     
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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.

    Amen! Truly I say to you: Gather in my name. I am with you. Solo

    Amen! Truly I say to you: Gather in my name. I am with you.

    Blessed are the poor in spirit, the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

    Blessed are the gentle, they shall inherit the land

    Blessed are those who morn, they shall be consoled.

    Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice. The justice of God shall be theirs.

    Amen! Truly I say to you: Gather in my name. I am with you.

    Blessed are the merciful, mercy shall be shown unto them.

    Blessed are the pure of heart, they shall behold their God.

    Blessed are those who bring peace, they shall be children of God

    Blessed are those who suffer in the cause of right, the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

    Amen! Truly I say to you: Gather in my name. I am with you.


     
  3. Scott1

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    No one can say "Jesus is Lord!" except by the Holy Spirit.
     
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    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    I John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure. NIV
     
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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour





    O Holy Ghost, divine Spirit of light and love, I consecrate to Thee my understanding, my heart and my will, my whole being for time and for eternity. May my understanding be always obedient to Thy heavenly inspirations and the teachings of the holy Catholic Church, of which Thou art the infallible Guide; may my heart be ever inflamed with love of God and of my neighbor; may my will be ever conformed to the divine will, and may my whole life be a faithful following of the life and virtues of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to whom with the Father and Thee be honor and glory for ever. Amen.:)
     
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    James the Persian Dreptcredincios Crestin

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    O All-wise and All-gracious Lord, Our Saviour, Who didst enlighten all the ends of the world by the radiance of Thy Coming, and Who didst call us into Thy Holy Church through the promise of the inheritance of incorruptible and eternal good! Graciously look down on us, Thy worthless servants, and remember not our iniquities, but according to Thy infinite mercies forgive all our sins. For though we transgress Thy holy will, we do not deny Thee, Our God and Saviour. Against Thee alone do we sin, yet Thee alone do we serve, in Thee alone do we believe, to Thee alone do we come, and Thy servants only do we wish to be. Remember the infirmity of our nature and the temptations of the adversary and the worldly enticements and seducements which surround us on all sides, and against which, according to Thy word, we can do nothing without Thy help. Cleanse us and save us! Enlighten our minds that we may firmly believe in Thee, our only Saviour and Redeemer! Inspire our hearts that we may wholly love Thee, our only God and Creator! Direct our steps that we may unstumblingly walk in the light of Thy commandments! Yea, our Lord and Creator, show us Thy great and abundant kindness, and make us live all the days of our life in holiness and truth, that at the time of Thy glorious Second Coming, we may be worthy to hear Thy gracious call into Thy Heavenly Kingdom. Grant us, Thy sinful and unprofitable servants, to receive Thy Kingdom, and that in the enjoyment of its ineffable beauty, we may ever glorify Thee, together with Thy Eternal Father and Thy Ever-living Divine Spirit to the ages of ages. Amen.

    I can join in with everyone else on this wholeheartedly and offer the above prayer. Oh, and Michel, didn't you previously describe yourself as Unitarian? Do you mind my asking about the reasons for your change of heart? I'm certainly very glad to see it.

    James
     
  7. michel

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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour


    God Alone Suffices
    I offer you, Lord, my thoughts: to be fixed on you; my words: to have you for their theme; my actions: to reflect my love for you; my sufferings: to be endured for your greater glory.

    I want to do what you ask of me: in the way you ask, for as long as you ask, because you ask it. I pray, Lord, that you enlighten my mind, inflame my will, purify my heart, and sanctify my soul (Pope Clement XI). O Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, pray also to Jesus for me (St. Alphonsus).



    Offering and Prayer of St. Ignatius Loyola - "Suscipe"
    Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding and my whole will. All that I am and all that I possess You have given me: I surrender it all to You to be disposed of according to Your will. Give me only Your love and Your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and will desire nothing more.

    My own;

    Dear God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, I beseech thee to help mankind to become more aware of thee; to learn to avoid the sin of being sinfull of other's mistakes and errors; let thy glorious light shine forever in our hearts, that others, who have no knowledge of you will be brought to their knees by the beauty of your all embracing Love and Purity. Teach me, Lord, How to teach others, that I may be an example of what you wish us to be; I beg thee, Lord, with all my heart, and all my soul, teach me. Amen.:shout
     
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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior

    If the Church was a body composed of different members, it couldn't lack the noblest of all; it must have a Heart, and a Heart BURNING WITH LOVE. And I realized that this love alone was the true motive force which enabled the other members of the Church to act; if it ceased to function, the Apostles would forget to preach the gospel, the Martyrs would refuse to shed their blood. LOVE, IN FACT, IS THE VOCATION WHICH INCLUDES ALL OTHERS; IT'S A UNIVERSE OF ITS OWN, COMPRISING ALL TIME AND SPACE - IT'S ETERNAL!
    St. Thérèse Of Lisieux, Autobiography of a Saint, tr. Ronald Knox (London: Harvill, 1958) 235.
     
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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.

    Amen! Truly I say to you: Gather in my name. I am with you.


     
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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!!!



    John 11:25 - Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life: He who believes in Me will live even if he dies,

    Amen. And thank the Lord
     
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    Welcome Linus!!!!!!
     
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    Today I once again send up my devotion to the Lord whom gives me this day to do his will. When I awake I praise Him! Through the day I give thanks and try to do His will in my life. He has seen me through good times and bad in this last week and I thank Him for always being there when I call upon Him and always comforting my heart in times of sadness. Without Him I am alone and lost..with Him the possibilities are endless in what I can accomplish with His presence always near.

    Praise God for the salvation I enjoy undeserving. Praise God for the life of Jesus given in my place. Praise God for the ability to do all in His most Holy name. PRAISE GOD!:shout
     
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    1 John 1:9 - If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

    And we praise and thank Him for it. Hallelujah. All praise and thanks to God for the clansing He provides.
     
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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour.



    When peace like a river attendeth my way
    When sorrows like sea billows roll
    Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
    It is well, It is well with my soul.
    It is well with my soul

    It is well, It is well with my soul.
    My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought
    My sin, not in part, but the whole
    Has been nailed to the cross
    So I bear it no more
    Praise The Lord, praise The Lord, oh my soul.

    And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
    The trump shall resound and The Lord shall descend
    Even so, it is well with my soul.

    It Is Well With My Soul
    Words and Music by Horatio Spafford
     
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    Amen! Truly I say to you: Gather in my name. I am with you.
     
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    I Came to You Late
    I came to You late, O Beauty so ancient and new. I came to love You late. You were within me and I was outside where I rushed about wildly searching for You like some monster loose in Your beautiful world. You were with me but I was not with You. You called me, You shouted to me, You wrapped me in Your Splendour, You broke past my deafness, You bathed me in Your Light, You sent my blindness reeling. You gave out such a delightful fragrance and I drew it in and came breathing hard after You. I tasted, and it made me hunger and thirst; You touched me, and I burned to know Your Peace.:)

    St. Augustine of Hippo
     
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    Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.

    On my knees before the great multitude of heavenly witnesses, I offer myself soul and body to Thee, Eternal Spirit of God. I adore the brightness of Thy purity, the unerring keenness of Thy justice, and the might of Thy love. Thou art the Strength and Light of my soul. In Thee I live and move and am. I desire never to grieve Thee by unfaithfulness to grace, and I pray with all my heart to be kept from the smallest sin against Thee. Mercifully guard my every thought and grant that I may always watch for Thy light and listen to Thy voice and follow Thy gracious inspirations. I cling to Thee and give myself to Thee and ask Thee by Thy compassion to watch over me in my weakness. Holding the pierced Feet of Jesus and looking at His Five Wounds and trusting in His Precious Blood and adoring His opened Side and stricken Heart, I implore Thee Adorable Spirit, helper of my infirmity, so to keep me in Thy grace that I may never sin against Thee. Give me grace O Holy Ghost, Spirit of the Father and the Son, to say to Thee always and everywhere, Speak Lord, for Thy servant heareth. Amen.
     
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    Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace, Saint Francis Prayer
    Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

    O, Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.:)
     
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