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!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Is Our Camino del Rey Really Over? 12 Ways to Continue your Walk with the King

Yes, Lent has ended.  Jesus, our brother and Savior, has risen from the grave.  He defeated satan and death.  He came that we might be saved.  We now look forward to Pentecost. 

Is our Camino finished?

If the goal of walking a camino is to grow closer to God, then, our camino will never be over. So, what must we do next?  Here are 12 easy ways to continue our walk.

1) Let us strive to be saints, not sinners. 

2)  Although grateful for the gift of Purgatory, let our goal be heaven not purgatory.

3) Let us set the example and preach the Gospel daily, and, if necessary, "use words."

4) Let us give the gift of our faith to our children and grandchildren.  Let them see us be the ones striving for heaven through prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

5) Let read Sacred Scripture daily.  Read slowly and prayerfully, striving to understand what God wants us to understand from these words.

6) Let us confess our sins on a regular basis.  (Pope Francis confesses every 15 days.)

7) Let us attend Mass frequently and be an active participant in this prayer for all ages.

8) Let us daily offer up our joys and sufferings to God.  Let us be grateful for these gifts. 

9) Let us embrace our crosses.  As painful as they are, they are only a splinter on the Cross of Jesus.

10) Let us perform works of mercy for those in need.  Let us use the gifts God has given us for the benefit of others. 

11) Make time for prayer daily.  Pray a Rosary when you are stuck in traffic.  Learn the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and pray this daily.  (Divine Mercy is this coming Sunday.) Simply find a time and place to speak to God in silence.  Pray with your heart.  Strive for a daily meeting with Jesus. 

12) Let us keep Jesus in our sight at all times.  Let your choices be based on Him and your love for Him.  Remember, He walks your Camino with you. 









 

2 comments:

  1. Great list of things we can do to continue our walk with the Lord, Mallory!

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    1. Thanks, Mary!!! I seem to stumble and fall, but these help me.

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