St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ash Wednesday - the Beginning of the Camino Del Rey

The walk of our King to Calvary begins today.   Will you join me in the Camino del Rey?  (Walk of the King.)  Each day as we walk this journey to the Cross, we strive to grow closer to God.  We walk the path that Jesus walked.  We grow closer to Him through prayer, fasting, and alms giving.  We seek Him in our joys, pain, and sorrows.  We strive to keep Him in our sight through each moment in life.  Let us walk the Camino with Jesus.  Let us open our hearts and walk in joy towards the cross.

Meditation:
Let us begin our Camino by holding a crucifix in our hands.  See Our Jesus as he hangs bleeding, naked, and cold on His Cross, held only by nails driven into His Hands and Feet. See the cross which He embraces, this instrument of torture and disgrace, which is the sign of our salvation.  Remember that He, who is the King of Kings, lowered Himself and willingly accepted all sufferings for the redemption of sin.  He, who is Love embodied, loved His His sisters and brothers, so much that He willingly and full of love, accepted His Father’s Will that He be tormented, tortured, and killed by those whom He came to save.  He who was the fulfillment of the covenant the Father made with the chosen people, gave His life that all might live eternally with Him in heaven. 

Stand at the cross and remember His Love for us.  Touch His cold feet and feel His Sacred, warm blood flow from them.  See His Mother standing by the cross.  Reach out to her, for she has walked her Camino with her Son, and ask her for help to grow closer to Jesus.  She will never refuse this prayer.  Ask our Mother to learn to trust in God’s Will.  Ask Mother Mary to hold you close in her arms.  

Rest in the gift of love which is the crucifix.  Hold the crucifix close to your heart.  Tell Jesus you love Him.  Thank Him for all He endured.  Ask Him to walk with you as you walk your Camino. 

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!
We adore You, oh Christ, and we praise You,
Because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world.

1 comment:

  1. A powerful meditation for Lent, Mallory. Thank you.

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