Daily Archives: November 18, 2008

Prayer of the Day (Evening)

Thank you to the parish bulletin from Our Lady of Good Counsel for this one!!

A Prayer
For those who live alone

I live alone, dear Lord, stay by my side.
In all my daily needs, be Thou my guide.
Grant me good health, for that indeed I pray,
to carry on my work from day to day.

Keep pure my mind, thoughts, every deed,
and let me be kind and unselfish in my neighbor’s need.
Spare me from fire and flood, malicious tongues,
from thieves, fear and evil ones.

If sickness or an accident befall,
then humbly, Lord, I pray. Please hear my call
and when I’m feeling low or in despair,
lift up my heart and help me in my prayer.

I live alone, dear Lord, yet have no fear
because I feel Your Presence ever near.


Catholicentric — definition per Urban Dictionary (at the site of the same name plus the dot com, I won’t actually link it because most of the contents are morally filthy and I wouldn’t want to go shopping for my millstone, thanks)

1.  Relating to, measured from, or with respect to the Catholic Church and it’s teachings.
2.  Having the Catholic faith as a center.

(n.) One who bases his or her political ideals on the prospects of the Catholic Church (i.e. Super-conservative no-church-and-state homophobes); One who believes Catholicism to be the center of their universe.

Hmm….  Do I fit the definition today?  On one hand, I didn’t go to Mass today.  On the other hand, I did make sure that I got to Bible study with Fr. JJ.  I also purchased at the local Catholic bookstore, Faith@Work, Beginning Apologetics Course #8 on the End Times (so that I can refute the Rapture for Sandra), Life of Christ by Fulton Sheen, and 2 copies of The Magnificat Advent Companion (Lindsay, one’s for you!!).  Then, I went to the Troy Public Library, to which I have not been in over 2 years and still owed them $3.75 from my overdue fines from when I checked out Harry Potter #6 and failed to return it in a timely manner.  I never remember to return my library books on time.  I am the library book fine queen.  In fact, I think I still have a library book that was checked out from the parish library 6 months ago….  And it was due 3 weeks after I took it….  Maybe I should bring that up in confession….  I’m still only 1/4 way through that book — it’s very heavily philosophical.  I read about 10 different books at once.  Anyway, I digress.  At the library, I borrowed 2 books-on-CD:  John Paul the Great by Peggy Noonan, and The Pontiff in Winter by John Cornwell.  I also borrowed the following books:  Let God’s Light Shine Forth (The Spiritual Vision of Pope Benedict XVI) by Robert Moynihan, Gift and Mystery by Pope John Paul II, Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis, The Rise of Benedict XVI by John Allen Jr., and Our Fathers by David France.

This last one sounds like it will be complete trash-talking about the Catholic Church and our priests.  I’m sure that book will lead me to no end of irritation, but that can be a good thing.

They are all due in 3 weeks on December 9.  Please remind me to bring them in!  🙂

Later tonight, I will be going to RCIA.  Tomorrow is a Gospel of Life talk with Pat McDonald — which everyone should attend, even if you have to fly in to hear it.  Thursday is Theology on Tap with Fr. Ken Kaucheck.  Friday, our Adventures in Matthew Bible study group will go to a local Synagogue to learn more about the Jewish faith.

Catholicentric?  Nah.  I think I’m normal.  🙂