Posted by: San Damiano | October 24, 2017

Cave of My Heart the Chapel Be

 

Where my eyes are open to clearly see;

Where my ears are open to listen to Thee;

Where my mind and heart are calmed by the Triune Three;

Where peace and serenity are offered me;

Where the Divine Heart beckons me to agree;

Where  struggle and love come to be;

Where Holy Spirit sets me free;

Where Life to life comes to me;

Where praise and gratitude goes out to Thee;

Yes, cave of my heart the chapel be.

 

Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

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Posted by: San Damiano | October 21, 2017

The Quiet Cave

The quiet cave of chapel
Fills my heart with peace.

The quiet cave of chapel
Allows my heart to pray.

The quiet cave of chapel
Brings Christ’s heart to listen.

The quiet cave of chapel
Challenges my heart to change and grow.

The quiet cave of chapel
Draws my heart into intimacy with God.

 


Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | October 18, 2017

Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd Of My Soul

Lead and guide me.
Be my strength and courage.
May I always be Your voice.
Help me always speak the truth.
Illumine me with the Light of Your Spirit.
Give relief whenever hurt.
May I always rest in Your Holy Embrace.
I give myself in loving surrender.
Take over my Life dear Shepherd of my soul. Amen.

Posted by: San Damiano | October 15, 2017

Joy And Sorrow

Just as one season moves into another, so are there like seasons in our life cycles.  There are times of joy and beauty and times of sorrow and suffering.  They sometimes go hand-in-hand.  They are companions on our journey.

We need to befriend them, not control them.  When we hold on to either or both, we stop growth. We stop God’s work in us.

Spring, summer, fall, winter–each has its beauty and difficulties;  each has its dyings and risings.   We need to let God be God.  We need to depend on God’s strength in each phase of the journey. “Fear not.  I am always with you.”


Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | October 12, 2017

In Stillness, Christ Speaks

In stillness Christ speaks:

Be vigilant.
Be watchful.
Be ready.
Be focused.
Be a light in darkness.
Be alive in Me.
Be eyes for the sightless.
Be ears for the deaf.
Be feet and hands for the needy.
Be true to Me and yourself.
Be wise and true.
Be love for the loveless.
Be in and for Me.

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Sister La Donna Pinkelman, OSF   Sylvania, Ohio

Posted by: San Damiano | October 9, 2017

Be Positive

Be positive, Christ has said.

A positive person is a happy person.

A positive person is “My Delight.”

 

Be positive, Christ has said.

When positive, I am close at hand.

Tied up inside your vision is clouded.

 

Be positive, Christ has said.

Let my sunshine fill your life.

O Beloved, touch my heart.

 

© 2015 Sr. La Donna Pinkelman, OSF

 

Posted by: San Damiano | October 6, 2017

Cleansing Rain

Cleansing rain. cleansing rain,

Much healing for the pain,

As you enter every vein.

 

Cleansing rain, cleansing rain,

The Baptismal water fills your spirit,

So the Water of Good News can run over.

 

Cleansing rain, cleansing rain,

Pour down , pour down new life,

Letting down all painful strife.

 

Cleansing rain, cleansing rain,

Deep within, God refreshes.

All creation sings His praise.

 

Cleansing rain, cleansing rain,

Where are we without You?

Beloved, Beloved, thank You.

 

©2015  LaDonna M. Pinkelman

Posted by: San Damiano | October 3, 2017

Deep Prayer

Please, dear Lord, direct my day.

Please, bless me with Your holy words.

Direct my heart to hear You clearly.

Please, heal my extreme tiredness.

Relieve my mind of the memory of past hurts,

Which blocks my thinking,  and keeps me from recognizing new and positive thoughts.

Help me experience Your great undying love for me.

With this experience, may I sense Your great Love.

With this experience, may I feel Your great Love.

 

Please crush the heavy-heartedness,

And replace it with Your light-heartedness.

I love You so much and desire a closer relationship with You.

Dialogue with Christ:

“Are you really serious about what you just prayed.”

O, yes,  my Lord!  I desire with all my heart to have You crush what is holding me in “limbo”, and not able to forget what hurt me so deeply in the past, and not able to fully stay in the NOW to see the beauty and joys of life.  You daily walk with me.  Help me be more aware and receptive to Your daily encounters.

2015 Sr. LaDonna M. Pinkelman OSF

 

Posted by: San Damiano | September 16, 2017

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

Posted by: San Damiano | September 14, 2017

Accept and Surrender/ A Humble Prayer

Help me accept and surrender
-The NOW of my life
-The Unknown of my life
-The Agitations of my life
-The Loneliness of my life
-The Questioning in my life

Help me accept and surrender
-So Your peace and love will be known
-So Your Wisdom and understanding can permeate
-So my heart can be cleansed
-So silence will allow me to hear you
-So doubts can be eased and replaced
-So new life will be experienced
-So Your Heart will encircle me

Help me accept and surrender
-My inclination to discouragement
-My feelings of lack of acceptance
-My sometime poor self-image
-My health problems and stresses
-My longing heart to improve
-My whole being into Your Hands
-My acceptance of what is

Help me accept and surrender
-To trust in Your goodness and love, Your faithfulness
-To stay close to You in good and difficult times
-To Know with greater assurance your healing touch
-To be all I can for You and rejoice in doing so
-To rely on Your constant presence and freedom of heart
-To be ever-grateful for Your relationship and Your communication with me, as You draw me slowly into deeper intimacy.

Sr. La Donna M. Pinkelman, OSF

 

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