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Praise & Worship Songs with Lyrics

Sharing my favorite praise and worship songs which I choose to sing often in our weekly mass. 

THE POWER OF YOUR LOVE
Lord, I come to you
Let my heart be changed, renewed
Flowing from the grace
That i’ve found in you
Lord, I’ve come to know
The weaknesses I see in me
Will be stripped away
By the power of your love.

(Chorus) Hold me close
Let your love surround me
Bring me near
Draw me to your side
And as I wait
I’ll rise up like the eagle
And I will soar with you
Your spirit leads me on
In the power of your love.

Lord unveil my eyes
Let me see you face to face
The knowledge of your love
As you live in me
Lord, renew my mind
As your will unfolds in my life
Living everyday in the power of your love.
(chorus)

CHANGE MY HEART OH GOD
Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change of my heart oh God
May I be like you.

Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change of my heart oh God
May I be like you.

You are the potter
I am the clay
Mold me and make me
This is what I pray.

Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change of my heart oh God
May I be like you.

I WILL SING FOREVER
I will sing forever of your love, O lord.
I will celebrate the wonder of your name
For the word that you speak is the song of forgiveness
And a song of gentle mercy and of peace.
Let us wake at the morning and be filled with your love
And sing songs of praise all our days
For your love is as high as the heavens above us
And your faithfulness as certain as the dawn.
I will sing forever of your love, O lord.
I will celebrate the wonder of your name
For the word that you speak is the song of forgiveness
And a song of gentle mercy and of peace.
I will sing forever of Your love, O lord
For you are my refuge and my strength
You fill the world with your life-giving spirit
That speaks your word
Your word of mercy and of peace.
And I will sing forever of your love, O Lord…

Take and Receive

Take and receive, O Lord, my liberty
Take all my will, my mind, and memory.
All things I hold and all I own are thine
Thine was the gift to thee I all resign.

To thou direct and govern all and sway
Do what Thou wilt, command, and I obey
Only Thy grace Thy love on me bestow
These make me rich, all else will I forego..

 

credits to the rightful owner.

with love;

mitch.e

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Prayer when overwhelmed

Sharing this prayer for everyone who feels overwhelmed, when problems pile up and worries seem endless.

Prayer when you feel overwhelmed.

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Oh God Almighty Father,

I seek You as I feel completely  overwhelmed.

I do not have the time nor the energy

to sustain myself or my life.

There’s just too much…

Please help me Lord.

Show me your hand, in control of all things.

Let me find rest in You.

Help me to trust You for anything, for everything.

For You alone are sovereign.

You own time itself, my only refuge, my hope.

So, I stop at this moment,

and seek You.

I can feel the breeze of Your merciful love,

Helping me carry my cross & survive each day.

I rise up strong again,

in Christ,

and face the world,

my path straight and firm.

With faith in Your Son,

whose great name I pray,

Amen.

 

Adopted from Pinterest but with few revisions.

Mitch. E 

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Prayer before sleep

Today is one of the most exhausting days of my life. All I do, I offer them to God. He gives me strength to fulfill my duties, my obligations.

I’m sharing this beautiful prayer before sleep.
Prayer before sleep.

Dear God, as I lay me down to sleep, relax the tension of my body. 

Calm the restlessness of my mind; still the thoughts which worry and perplex me. 

Help me to rest myself and all my problems in your strong & loving arms.

Let your Spirit speak to my mind and heart while I’m asleep, so that when I wake in the morning, I may find that I have received in the nighttime, light for my way, strength for my tasks, peace for my worries, forgiveness for my sins. 

Grant me sleep tonight and tomorrow power to live. 

Amen 🙏🏼

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Ave Maria de Lourdes France

On our fifth visit to Lourdes France, we were able to participate in the nightly rosary vigil. It starts at 9 pm and lasts for about an hour. Peace and hope enveloped me as we sang to the hymns and recitation of the rosary. Chanted with various languages I may not know but familiar and heartfelt. The procession is more than a ceremony that for devotees like me – is a time of prayer and grace. 

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I’d like to share the hymn – “Ave Maria de Lourdes” in French. As seen on a short clip I recorded below.

Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!
Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!

O Vierge Marie, le peuple Chrétien,
à Lourdes vous prie, chez vous il renvient.

Le fond de la roche s’éclaire à l’instant:
la dame s’approche, fait signe à l’enfant.

“Venez, je vous prie, ici, quinze fois,
avec vos amies entendre ma voix.”

Avec insistance la dame,
trois fois, a dit: “pénitence”
Chrétien, c’est pour toi!

“A cette fontaine venez et buvez;
dans l’eau pure et sainte
allez vous laver.”

“Je veux qu’ici même,
au pied de ces monts,
le peuple que j’aime
vienne en procession.”

much love,
mE
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Our Lady of Fatima 100th anniversary

Intercessory Hymn to Our Lady of Fatima 

Dear Lady of Fatima, We come on bended knees. 

To beg Your intercession, For peace and unity. 

Dear Mary, won’t You show us, The right and shining way,

We pledge our love and offer You,A Rosary each day.

You promised at Fatima,Each time that You appeared, 

To help us if we pray to You, To banish war and fear.

Dear Lady, on First Saturdays. We ask Your guiding hand,

For grace and guidance here on earth, 

And protection for our land.

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Intercessory Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima

O Most Holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary,

you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message.

We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary.

By meditating on the mysteries of the redemption that are recalled therein, may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. 

Amen.

 

 

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Lead me Lord (lyrics)

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my art tribute

Lead me Lord

Lead me Lord, lead me by the hand
and let me face the rising sun.
Comfort me through all the pain
that life may bring. 
There’s no other hope that I can lean upon.
Lead me Lord, lead me all my life.
Walk by me, 
walk by me across the lonely road that I may face
take my arms and let your hand
show me the way.
Show the way to live inside your heart,
all my days, all my life.
(chorus)
You are my light, 
you’re the lamp upon my feet.
All the time my Lord, I need You there.
You are my life, I cannot live alone.
Let me stay by guiding your life.
All through my life,
lead me Lord…
Lead me Lord, even though at times 
I’d rather go alone my way
help me take the right direction, take your road.
Lead me Lord and never leave my side
All my days,
all my life.
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anyway

 

People are often unreasonable and self-centered.
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat on you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.

For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.

  • Mother Teresa

In our lifetime, we all experience pain, sufferings and sorrow. It used to give me a bitter outlook of the world that’s filled with heartaches. Both my partner and I encountered perfidious relationships from the past so when we met it was quite challenging. It was more hurtful for him because it involved his family. You will not know the exact meaning of pain until you’re cheated by someone you loved. And I believe it is the greatest tragedy of mankind.

People doubt, deceive, forget and are unkind…

There will always be a few, who would disagree and dislike. I don’t need to recount the myriad times I was judged and criticized, maybe all these are part of my “purification” I guess.

Having gone through a lot, lest we didn’t know God was there. He is always there… Until present day that I realized, all I need to do, all these time, I just need to talk to Him. to surrender,

“Lord… I do not trust my weakness, I can’t bear this pain, I can’t do this alone, I need You and I trust You… Your love for me is greater than anything else so I lift all these up to You…”

and it is only Him, who can judge, who can deliver, and can help us.

I’m glad I didn’t end up being bitter after all, there’s always a hint of hope inside of me. Perhaps, that is God’s grace over me…

When I lost my only brother this year, it was an awakening and it hurt so much because of a few regrets, I felt I could have done something before he died. The guilt being the eldest  and most able, forgiveness was not easy. As I thought I will not be able to recover, but I did. One of the countless blessings God has given me… I was healed, forgiven, heard and loved…

anyway.

 

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Our Lady of Lourdes

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OUR LADY OF LOURDES
February 11

Dear Mama Mary, today we celebrate the feast of your appearances to Saint Bernadette at Lourdes, France. We give honor to you and to the grace of your Immaculate Conception. The waters of Lourdes are blessed with the healing mercy of your Son, Jesus, our Lord. I, Among the many believers and pilgrim-goers who went to your grotto, was very blessed to be healed. Months after I bathed in that miraculous waters, diagnostic tests revealed the disappearance of cysts/formations in my system. You truly are our source of healing both spiritual and corporal. My gratitude is forever yours my Dearest Mother. Please continue to pray for us. Amen
❤️mp

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xoxo,
mitch

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Prayer to Jesus of Nazareth

I’m sharing this prayer in time for the feast day of the Black Nazarene – January 9.

BELOVED LORD JESUS OF NAZARETH, I COME TO YOU TO HELP ME.
LIFE IS A CONSTANT STRUGGLE, AND I NOW FEEL THE PAIN OF MY JOURNEY.
BLESS ME JESUS AND TEACH ME TO LISTEN, TO ALL THE EVENTS OF MY LIFE,
KNOWING THAT NOTHING HAPPENS BY CHANCE. EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS HAS A REASON.
WHEN I FEEL THE PAIN OF SICKNESS, TEACH ME TO COPE WITH LOVING SURRENDER
AND TO BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF HEALING.
WHEN I EXPERIENCE EMOTIONAL, FINANCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BROKENNESS,
HELP ME TO RISE UP WITH BELIEF THAT WITH GOD, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.
I COME TO YOU TODAY, TO PRAY FOR HEALING. PLEASE HEAR MY PETITION (SAY PETITIONS…)
I PRAY TO YOU AND MY MOTHER MARY TO ANSWER MY PRAYERS AMEN.

JESUS, I PUT MY TRUST IN YOU!

 

*little history of this iconic image of Jesus,

A life-sized statue from Mexico and came here in the Philippines last 400 years ago, when Spanish colonization has just began. The feast day is celebrated every January 9, and during this day it is accustomed for devotees to do the “pahalik” or to kiss or touch the image as a sign of respect and honor to our scourged Savior. It is also a tradition to walk barefooted which depicts humility just like the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

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our little version of Jesus of Nazarene
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Our Lady of Guadalupe – 9 day Novena

 

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9 Day Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
(adopted from Catholic liturgies and prayers)
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
According to your message in Mexico
I venerate you as “the Virgin Mother
Of the true God for whom we live,
The Creator of all the world,
Maker of heaven and earth.”
In spirit I kneel before your most holy Image
Which you miraculously imprinted
Upon the cloak of the Indian Juan Diego,
And with the faith
Of the countless numbers of pilgrims
Who visit your shrine,
I beg you for this favor:
To be a generous, self-sacrificing,
Faithful Marian Catechist all the days of my life.
Remember, O Immaculate Virgin,
The words you spoke to your devout client,
“I am a merciful Mother to you
And to all your people
Who love me and trust in me And invoke my help.
I listen to their lamentations and solace
All their sorrows and their sufferings.”
I beg you to be a merciful Mother to me,
Because I sincerely love you and trust in you
And invoke your help.
I entreat you, Our Lady of Guadalupe,
To grant my request,
If this should be the Will of God,
In order that I may
“Bear witness to your love, your compassion,
Your help and protection.”
Do not forsake me in my needs. Amen.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
DAY ONE
Dearest Lady of Guadalupe,
fruitful Mother of holiness,
teach me your ways of gentleness and strength.
Hear my humble prayer offered with heartfelt confidence
to beg this favor…
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY TWO
O Mary, conceived without sin,
I come to your throne of grace
to share the fervent devotion
of your faithful Mexican children
who call to you under the glorious Aztec title of Guadalupe.
Obtain for me a lively faith to do your Son’s holy will always:
May His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY THREE
O Mary, whose Immaculate Heart was pierced
by seven swords of grief,
help me to walk valiantly
amid the sharp thorns strewn across my pathway.
Obtain for me the strength to be a true imitator of you.
This I ask you, my dear Mother.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY FOUR
Dearest Mother of Guadalupe,
I beg you for a fortified will
to imitate your divine Son’s charity,
to always seek the good of others in need.
Grant me this, I humbly ask of you.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY FIVE
O most holy Mother,
I beg you to obtain for me pardon of all my sins,
abundant graces to serve your Son more faithfully from now on,
and lastly, the grace to praise Him with you forever in heaven.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY SIX
Mary, Mother of vocations,
multiply priestly vocations
and fill the earth with religious houses
which will be light and warmth for the world,
safety in stormy nights.
Beg your Son to send us many priests and religious.
This we ask of you, O Mother.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY SEVEN
O Lady of Guadalupe,
we beg you that parents live a holy life
and educate their children in a Christian manner;
that children obey and follow the directions of their parents;
that all members of the family pray and worship together.
This we ask of you, O Mother.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY EIGHT
With my heart full of the most sincere veneration,
I prostrate myself before you, O Mother,
to ask you to obtain for me the grace
to fulfill the duties of my state in life with faithfulness and constancy.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
DAY NINE
O God, You have been pleased
to bestow upon us unceasing favors
by having placed us under the special protection
of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary.
Grant us, your humble servants,
who rejoice in honoring her today upon earth,
the happiness of seeing her face to face in heaven.
State your request here…
pray –
Our Father…
Hail Mary…
Glory Be…
Our Lady of Guadalupe,
Pray for us,
Amen.
feast day – December 12