Posted by: San Damiano | December 1, 2016

God’s Touch

It reaches out to the ends of creation
Creation of land, sea, and sky
Look for His Hand in the beauty, clouds, rain, storm, wind, and snow.
He is there to provide each and every need, and for disaster.
His all-embrace covers the whole world.

His touch encounters the poor, the hungry, the disadvantaged,
The earth, erosion, the war-torn countries, the flood victims,
The victims of abuse, abduction, trafficking.
God’s touch and love often are ignored in such instances.
Let’s return to prayer, faith, hope and love for God and fellow Mankind.

We pray for peace, freedom, an appreciation for creation,
A renewal of a Trinitarian center where God always dwells.
Give us His eyes, His ears, His speech as we reach out to all.
We humbly thank God’s loving touch in our lives and that of neighbors near and far.
We pray for all the offenders who don’t acknowledge You and hurt so many.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

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Posted by: San Damiano | November 29, 2016

Trinitarian Center

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O Triune God, hear my humble plea:
For our broken world,
For the poverty-stricken nations,
For the exploited children,
For our weak and vacillating Church,
For our war-torn countries,
For the earth and all that is in it,
For leaders and all government officials—
That their leadership will bring God’s life and His Leadership to all.
May we His children keep a Trinitarian Center at all times.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | November 27, 2016

Grateful Resignation

Come to me with a heart full of gratitude.
The struggles and disappointments of life
Are a means of growth and strength.
Your journey to Me are mingled with sorrow and joy,
As My life was while on earth.
They can be a means of greater union with Me,
When offered willingly to Me.
Friend, hold your head high, I have chosen you
To follow Me in the midst of pain.
Keep close and beauty will lighten your path,
Will bless your journey in strength of character,
In surprising gifts and grateful heart.

Come to Me with a heart full of gratitude.
Share your gifts however you can.
Attribute all to My faithful care for you.
Patiently hold on when thing don’t go your way,
When tired and feeling down, call on my help.
My light and Spirit will renew you spirit.
Never give up, never give in, keep pushing onward.
Follow My inspirations as you consciously live in My Presence.
When you forget, My reminder will be there.
Remember, remember, I walk with you.
You will see miracles of life surround you.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | November 25, 2016

Storms–Mild, Violent

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Life is full of storms/struggles
How we deal with them
Springs forth wellness or ill-health.
The attitude, calling on God for strength,
Brings forth growth and healing—
Healing inwardly and or outwardly.

Life is full of storms/struggles
Mild storms, are the little frustrations,
Disappointments, irritations of life.
To us they may seem great at times.
Take courage, Our Lord is right there to help.
Call on Him, He suffers with us.

Life is full of storms/struggles
Violent storms can be ours.
We feel we cannot handle them.
Alone, no, but with God all is possible.
Come together with Him, with others to support,
Life’s storms cannot be handled alone.

Life is full of storms/struggles
No matter what kind of storm endured,
Gratitude to our loving God makes all new.
Prayer is the healing medicine;
Uniting all to our suffering FRIEND, Jesus,
Who touches our inner most being with peace.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | November 23, 2016

Broken, Mended, Loved

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Broken, mended, loved,
Our lives are all three.
Can we accept the first two?
Somedays, yes, somedays, no.
Stay in the now and it is easier–
Easier even more, when Jesus is invited.

Loved: are we truly aware how much?
God’s all-embracing love is always present.
Ask this loving God, to help you be more aware,
– aware enough, to aid in the weak parts of us.
Broken, mended, loved, rejoice and be thankful.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | November 21, 2016

Trust As You Cry Out

“Ask and you shall receive.”
Receive as God lovingly gives.
Gives, however, He feels you need.
Take Courage, He Is very near.

Will you accept suffering for awhile?
I hear your cries.
Persevere, My Love will carry you.
I’ll come, and lift your “drooping spirit”.
You know, I never let you down.

Will you keep trusting Me to assist you.
I have given you some of the help you need.
Next you will find peace of spirit and thanksgiving.
Be aware of My goodness to you, and above all My love.

 

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

 

Posted by: San Damiano | November 18, 2016

Healing, Gazing Eyes

Have you ever looked at the eyes of Christ,
With longing in your heart?
With desires secretly known to Him alone?
With a wonder and awe in His Presence—
Gazing, considering, contemplating?

“WHAT IS IT MY FRIEND,” you might hear?
“TELL ME, I ALREADY KNOW!
DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK YOUR NEED OR DESIRE.
IT’S HEALING TO EXPRESS WHAT IS DEEP IN YOUR HEART.
ACKNOWLEDGE ALL TO ME WHO LOVES YOU DEARLY”

“CONTINUE TO HUMBLY GAZE AND TELL ME EVERYTHING.
I WILL HEAL AND ANSWER WHAT IS BEST FOR YOU.
SOMEHOW YOU WILL HEAR AND KNOW I ANSWERED YOUR HEART’S DESIRE.
IT MAY EVEN BE BETTER THAN YOU IMAGINED.
MY HEART’S DESIRE IS ONLY TO HEAL, LOVE AND DRAW YOU INWARD, BELOVED.”

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

Posted by: San Damiano | November 16, 2016

Colored Glasses

Dear God, we often find ourselves looking at life through colored glasses. This blocks clear vision and gives a false outlook on all circumstances around us. We ask why and no answer comes. In these times, may we humble ourselves and come to You in prayer and reflection. Help us, through prayer, to discard the colored glasses to see more clearly the lead You are placing before us. Give us insight to see and feel Your helping hand and trust Your care and strength for us, no matter what may be happening in and around us. It is so easy sometimes to grab for the colored glasses and not take the effort to look beyond and call on our loving God to enter into the struggle and confusion with us and together work things through. We need not be in control, having God at our side, nothing is impossible.
MAY THIS BE OUR POWER. AMEN.

Posted by: San Damiano | November 14, 2016

Peace, Serenity

Peace, Serenity, gifts we seek
For ourselves and others
That we may leave Your footprints
To all we meet and relate.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek
To plant Your seeds of love;
Your abiding love to the weak and lowly,
So their hearts may begin rejoicing.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek
Your abiding presence rule and lead
Our weakened spirits energize
And reach out to the very needy.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek
So wisdom may reign
In reaching out to those You choose
To restore their sense of dignity.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek
To ease our struggles and others
Who coss our daily paths
Desiring relatedness and acceptance.

Peace, serenity, gifts we seek
Beloved, giver of all good gifts,
Receive our restless hearts
And instill Your all-healing peace.

 

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Posted by: San Damiano | November 12, 2016

Divine Physician–A Prayer

O Divine Physician, You heal the ills of so many.

Please help all Your Doctors who serve You in the care of their patients.

Inspire them to know the needs of each person they serve.

Help them determine the right course of action to bring about the healing they seek,

May that be medicine, emotional strength, support in dealing with sickness, whatever else is necessary.

Guide their minds and hearts in helping others,  and protect their own well-being.

May Your Healing Hands be their Healing Hands.

May Your encouragement be their encouragement,

May Your healing touch be their healing touch.

O Divine Physician, thank You for the Doctors You bring into our lives.

How fortunate and blessed that You give us the Doctors we need most at the specific times in our life.

I praise You O Divine Physician.  How You love us and our Doctors.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

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