Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Advent ~ a season of self-preparation for the coming of Jesus


"Advent is synonymous with hope: 
not the vain waiting for a faceless god, 
but concrete and certain trust 
in the return of him who has already visited us," 
* ~ Pope St John Paul II * ~

Repentance,
Penance,
and
Renewal



"the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,"

* Matthew 1:23 *

Help me Lord sent forth your miraculous help, hear my cries in this time of affliction

The state of Penang in Malaysia was badly hit by flash-flood over the last weekend due to heavy rain downpour which started since 4th November mid-day, and continue till Sunday morning. Rain became heavier at about 2am Sunday early morning and with strong wind bring down trees, road signs and blowing of roofs. My house was also badly hit with water level raising above the knee. The flood water entered and rose very fast, therefore making it difficult for me to salvage and move thing higher. Many item were badly damage like wall in-built power outlets, electrical appliances, furniture, kitchen equipment and mattresses. The rain had stop and water subside, but the water level at river has not subsided and sea is high. Sky and weather does look that promising and I am worried the flood may come again if it rains heavily again. Please pray for me and all those effected by the flood that everything will be normal again and help will come to help replace/cover the lost and damage. I truly believe when we pray together for the same cause, he is with us and miracles will happen as the Lord has said “ For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray, hope, trust, and believe. Amen.





Help needed, willing to Help, you may send me a email at
stanx4christ@gmail.com
and I will provide you with details or directly make your help available through my PAYPAL link page.
or
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Friday, 10 November 2017

Prayer for Peace of Mind and Heart


Eternal, Holy God, 
I come to You burdened 
with worries, fears, doubts, and troubles.
Calm and quiet me 
with peace of mind.
Empty me of the anxiety 
that disturbs me, 
of the concerns
that weary my spirit,
and weigh heavy on my heart.
Loosen my grip on the disappointments
and grievances I hold on so tightly.
Release me from the pain of past hurts, 
of present anger and tension,
of future fears.
Sometimes it's to much for me Lord,
too many demands and problems,
too much sadness, suffering, and stress.
Renew me spiritually and emotionally.
Give me new strength, hope and confidence.
Prepare me to meet the constant struggles 
of daily life with a deeper faith
and trust in You. 
Let Your love set me free,
for peace, for joy, for grace, 
for life, for others, forever.
In Jesus' name.
Amen.

Lord, You are with me today, tomorrow and for all eternity ~ Prayer


God, I cannot see Your face,
but my heart knows you are here.

I feel Your hand upon me 
when I am in need
and my soul hears Your whispering
"peace, be still"
when the storms of this world threaten me.

I look and Your work is easy to see
and I praise You 
for the miracles given to me.

Others may believe what the wish,
but as for me
there is no doubt at all in my mind,
You were with me yesterday,
You are with me today, 
tomorrow and for all eternity.
Amen.

Morning Prayer


O Lord God, Almighty
and everlasting Father,
You have brought me in safety
to this new day.
Lord, preserve me with Your Mighty power,
that I may not fall into sin,
nor be overcome by adversity,
and in all i do,
direct me to fulfilling
of Your purpose,
through Jesus Christ 
my Lord and Saviour.
Amen.

Be patient, live life, have faith


Disappointments are just
God's way of saying,
"I've got something better".
Be patient, live life, have faith.

Grace to stand strong ~ Prayer


Father, I thank You 
for Your grace to stand strong
no matter what I am facing.
I choose to stay in faith.
I choose to keep praying.
I choose to keep believing, 
knowing that victory
is on the way for me
in Jesus' name. 
Amen.

Prayer for good weather


St. Medard, Patron Saint Against Bad Weather. St. Medard was born around 456 in Salency (near Noyon), France. He was one of the most honored bishops of his time. St. Medard died of an illness in 545 at the age of 89. Legend says that when he was a child, St. Medard was once sheltered from the rain by a hovering eagle.

Let us turn to Saint Medard and ask for his intercession.


Jesus My Lord, Saint Medard served as a bishop during very difficult times, and his long life of spiritual leadership created a tremendous impression on the people. Because of his patronage against bad weather, I ask him to intercede for me during the storms of my life as well as the storms in nature. Protect me and my home. And Lord, help the victims of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Send in more helpers and multiply the supplies that are needed for their aid. You calmed the storm on the Sea of Galilee; deliver us from the storms that are raging around us now. Saint Medard, pray for us. Amen.

Christ lives in me

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, 
but Christ lives in me. 
The life I now live in the body, 
I live by faith in the Son of God, 
who loved me and gave himself for me.

Lord, teach me the right way to pray.... Holy Spirit guide me


"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you" 
(Matthew 7:7)

"You do not have because you do not ask" 
(James 4:2)

"You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, 
that you may spend it on your pleasures" 
(James 4:3)


Pope Francis monthly prayer intention for November 2017

Christians in Asia
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

The necessity of prudent foresight


Do you make good use of your money and possessions? Jesus seemed to praise a steward (a manager entrusted with his master's goods) who misused his employer's money. What did the steward do that made Jesus praise him? The steward was responsible for managing his wealthy landowner's property. The steward very likely overcharged his master's tenants for their use of the land and kept more than his fair share of the profit. When the landowner discovered the steward's dishonest practice he immediately removed him from his job, leaving him penniless and ashamed to beg or do manual work.

The necessity of prudent foresight to avert disaster 
Before news of his dismissal became public knowledge, the shrewd steward struck a deal with his master's debtors. In discounting their debts he probably was giving up his generous commission. Such a deal won him great favor with the debtors. Since the steward acted as the landowner's agent, such a deal made his master look very generous and forgiving towards those who owned him money. Surely everyone would praise such a generous landowner as the town hero! Since the master could not undo the steward's cancellation of the debts without losing face and making his debtors resent him, he praised the steward for outwitting him and making him appear as a generous and merciful landowner.

Jesus obviously thought that the example of a very clever steward would be a perfect illustration for a spiritual lesson about God and how God treats those who belong to his kingdom. What's the point of Jesus' parable? The dishonest steward is commended not for mishandling his master's wealth, but for his shrewd provision in averting personal disaster and in securing his future livelihood. The original meaning of "shrewdness" is "foresight". A shrewd person grasps a critical situation with resolution, foresight, and the determination to avoid serious loss or disaster.

Faith and prudent foresight can save us from moral and spiritual disaster
Jesus is concerned here with something more critical than a financial or economic crisis. His concern is that we avert spiritual crisis and personal moral disaster through the exercise of faith and foresight. If Christians would only expend as much foresight and energy to spiritual matters, which have eternal consequences, as they do to earthly matters which have temporal consequences, then they would be truly better off, both in this life and in the age to come.

God loves good stewardship and generosity 
Ambrose, a 4th century bishop said: The bosoms of the poor, the houses of widows, the mouths of children are the barns which last forever. True wealth consists not in what we keep but in what we give away. Possessions are a great responsibility. The Lord expects us to use them honestly and responsibly and to put them at his service and the service of others. We belong to God and all that we have is his as well. He expects us to make a good return on what he gives us.

God loves generosity and he gives liberally to those who share his gifts with others. The Pharisees, however, had little room for God or others in their hearts. The Gospel says they were lovers of money (Luke 16:14). Love of money and wealth crowd out love of God and love of neighbor. Jesus makes clear that our hearts must either be possessed by God's love or our hearts will be possessed by the love of something else. What do you most treasure in your heart?

Lord Jesus, all that I have is a gift from you. May I love you freely and generously with all that I possess. Help me to be a wise and faithful steward of the resources you put at my disposal, including the use of my time, money, and possessions.

source: From the desk of Don Schwager, 
hosted by Kairos Europe and the Middle East

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Home flooded - prayer needed, Lord in time of distress, hear us and grant your miraculous help

The state of Penang in Malaysia was badly hit by flash-flood over the last weekend due to heavy rain downpour which started since 4th November mid-day, and continue till Sunday morning. Rain became heavier at about 2am Sunday early morning and with strong wind bring down trees, road signs and blowing of roofs. My house was also badly hit with water level raising above the knee. The flood water entered and rose very fast, therefore making it difficult for me to salvage and move thing higher. Many item were badly damage like wall in-built power outlets, electrical appliances, furniture, kitchen equipment and mattresses. The rain had stop and water subside, but the water level at river has not subsided and sea is high. Sky and weather does look that promising and I am worried the flood may come again if it rains heavily again. Please pray for me and all those effected by the flood that everything will be normal again and help will come to help replace/cover the lost and damage. I truly believe when we pray together for the same cause, he is with us and miracles will happen as the Lord has said “ For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them." In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray, hope, trust, and believe. Amen.





Help needed, willing to Help, you may send me a email at
stanx4christ@gmail.com
and I will provide you with details or directly make your help available through my PAYPAL link page.
or
direct deposit my Hong Leong Bank account (Malaysia only)
Stanley
Act no: 158-50-09065-0

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Father, I trust you and love you


Dear Heavenly Father,
I may not understand
why everything is happening
in my life right now
but I just wanted to say
I trust you and love you.
Amen.

The Litany of our Lady of Hope

*** Also known as Our Lady of Pontmain

Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Response for the following: Pray for us.

Our Lady of hope
Our Lady of the way
Our Lady of light
Fullness of Israel
Prophecy of the new age
Dawn of the new world
Mother of God
Mother of the liberating Messiah
Mother of the redeemed
Mother of all people
Our Lady of hope
Virgin of silence
Virgin who listens
Virgin who sings
Servant of the Lord
Servant of the Word
Servant of the redemption
Servant of the kingdom

Our Lady of hope,
light up our way.

Response for the following: Pray for us.

Disciple of Christ
Witness of the gospel
Sister of humanity
Beginning of the Church
Mother of the Church
Model of the Church
Image of the Church
Our Lady of hope
Mary, blessed among women
Mary, dignity of women
Mary, greatness of women
Woman faithful in waiting
Woman faithful in her task
Woman faithful in discipleship
Woman faithful to the cross
Our Lady of hope
First fruit of Easter
Splendor of Pentecost
Star of evangelization
Shining presence
Prayerful presence
Welcoming presence
Active presence

Our Lady of hope,
light up our way.

Response for the following: Pray for us.

Hope of the poor
Trust by the humble
Strength of the marginalized
Relief of the oppressed
Defender of the innocent
Courage of the persecuted
Comforter of the exiled
Our Lady of hope
Voice of freedom
Voice of communion
Voice of peace
Sign of God’s maternal aspect
Sign of the Father’s nearness
Sign of the Son’s mercy
Sign of the Spirit’s fruitfulness
Our Lady of hope
Christ, Savior of history
Christ, Savior of humanity
Christ, Hope of creation

LET US PRAY:
Almighty and eternal God, the blessed Virgin Mary, glorious Mother of your Son, helps and defends all those who call upon her. By her intercession may we be strong in faith, steady in hope, and persevere in your love. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.