Inside the Rebellion of Saints

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A Prayer For Couples (by Marianne Williamson)

Dear God,

Please make of our relationship a great and holy adventure.
May our joining be a sacred space.
May the two of us find rest here, a haven for our souls.

Remove from us any temptation to judge one another or to direct one another.
We surrender to You our conflicts and our burdens.
We know You are our Answer and our rock.
Help us to not forget.

Bring us together in heart and mind as well as body.
Remove from us the temptation to criticize or be cruel.
May we not be tempted by fantasies and projections, but guide us in the ways of holiness.
Save us from darkness.

May this relationship be a burst of light.
May it be a fount of love and wisdom for us, for our family, for our community, for our world.
May this bond be a channel for Your love and healing, a vehicle of Your grace and power.
As lessons come and challenges grow, let us not be tempted to forsake each other.
Let us always remember that in each other we have the most beautiful woman, the most beautiful man, the strongest one, the sacred one in whose arms we are repaired.

May we remain young in this relationship.
May we grow wise in this relationship.
Bring us what You desire for us, and show us how You would have us be.

Thank you, dear God, You who are the cement between us.
Thank You for this love.

Amen.

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"I Came to You Late"


I came to You late, O Beauty so ancient and new. I came to love You late. You were within me and I was outside where I rushed about wildly searching for You like some monster loose in Your beautiful world. You were with me but I was not with You. You called me, You shouted to me, You wrapped me in Your Splendour, You broke past my deafness, You bathed me in Your Light, You sent my blindness reeling. You gave out such a delightful fragrance and I drew it in and came breathing hard after You. I tasted, and it made me hunger and thirst; You touched me, and I burned to know Your Peace.
AMEN. 

- St. Augustine of Hippo

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‎”In the darkest places I have found a strength I did not know I had, a love I thought I was incapable of and grace beyond my comprehension. I would never have chosen the darkness but it is the darkness that has led me to the deeper parts of who I am. It is the darkness that has shown me what is true and what is real.It is the darkness that led me to recognize the Light.”

-Elizabeth Hudacko, youth minister :)

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Believe

So after all those one night stands
You’ve ended up with heart in hand
A child alone
On your own
Retreating

Regretful for the things you’re not
And all the things you haven’t got
Without a home
A heart of stone lies bleeding

And for all the roads you followed
And for all you did not find
And for all the dreams you had to leave behind

I am the way
I am the light
I am the dark inside the night

I hear your hopes
I feel your dreams
And in the dark I hear your screams

Don’t turn away
Just take my hand
And when you make your final stand

I’ll be right there
I’ll never leave
And all I ask of you
Believe

Your childhood eyes were so intense
While bartering your innocence
For bits of string
The grown-up wings you needed

But when you had to add them up
You found that they were not enough
To get you in
And pay for sins
Repeated

And for all the years you borrowed
And for all the tears you hide
And for all the fears you had to keep inside

I am the way
I am the light
I am the dark inside the night

I hear your hopes
I feel your dreams
And in the dark I hear your screams

Don’t turn away
Just take my hand
And when you make your final stand

I’ll be right there
I’ll never leave
And all I ask of you
Believe

I never wanted to know
Never wanted to see
I wasted my time
'Til time wasted me

I never wanted to go
Always wanted to stay
'Cause the person I am
Are the parts that I play

So I plot and I plan
Hope and I scheme
To the lure of a night
Filled with unfinished dreams

And I’m holding on tight
To a world gone astray
As they charge me for years
I can’t pay
Yeah

I am the way
I am the light
I am the dark inside the night

I hear your hopes
I feel your dreams
And in the dark I hear your screams

Don’t turn away
Just take my hand
And when you make your final stand

I’ll be right there
I’ll never leave
And all I ask of you

Believe

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symphonysoldier:

my little black sheep.
writing a song for all of the kids out there who think they aren’t good enough. telling them that the things that they think make them different and not like everyone else… are the things that make them great. if it makes the album…it’ll definitely be this album’s “i’ll run”. this isn’t final or anything… just thought  i’d show you guys the raw roots of a new song.
“my little black sheep, you’re looking gray.
while others sleep, you’re wide awake.
i don’t need the sun to see your light.
some let it burn, but you let it shine.
misunderstood is just another word for greatness.
you’re a king and nobody can change it.
like a satellite,
keep your head high.
and your eyes bright tonight.
hey kid, you’re not a star…
you’re constellation.
hey kid, you’ll go far.
yeah, the moon is waiting,
so jump from the pavement
and kiss the sky.
so let your pain and worries fly…
as you kiss the sky.
my little black sheep, you’re feeling cold…
but can’t you see you’re worth more than gold?
chin to the roof, heart on a string.
may the balloons bring you to me.
misunderstood is just another word for greatness.
you’re a queen and nobody can change it.
like a sunrise,
keep your head high…
and your eyes wide tonight.
hey kid, you’re not a star…
you’re constellation
hey kid, you’ll go far.
yeah, the moon is waiting
so jump from the pavement,
and kiss the sky.
so let your pain and worries fly…
as you kiss the sky.”
-alexander michael

symphonysoldier:

my little black sheep.

writing a song for all of the kids out there who think they aren’t good enough. telling them that the things that they think make them different and not like everyone else… are the things that make them great. if it makes the album…it’ll definitely be this album’s “i’ll run”. this isn’t final or anything… just thought  i’d show you guys the raw roots of a new song.

“my little black sheep, you’re looking gray.

while others sleep, you’re wide awake.

i don’t need the sun to see your light.

some let it burn, but you let it shine.

misunderstood is just another word for greatness.

you’re a king and nobody can change it.

like a satellite,

keep your head high.

and your eyes bright tonight.

hey kid, you’re not a star…

you’re constellation.

hey kid, you’ll go far.

yeah, the moon is waiting,

so jump from the pavement

and kiss the sky.

so let your pain and worries fly…

as you kiss the sky.

my little black sheep, you’re feeling cold…

but can’t you see you’re worth more than gold?

chin to the roof, heart on a string.

may the balloons bring you to me.

misunderstood is just another word for greatness.

you’re a queen and nobody can change it.

like a sunrise,

keep your head high…

and your eyes wide tonight.

hey kid, you’re not a star…

you’re constellation

hey kid, you’ll go far.

yeah, the moon is waiting

so jump from the pavement,

and kiss the sky.

so let your pain and worries fly…

as you kiss the sky.”

-alexander michael

(Source: symphonysoldier)

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Christ, you are the light which darkness cannot overcome. 
Indeed, darkness is not dark to you; 
For the night is as bright as day. 
Christ, be the light which dispels our darkness 
And restore order to our inner chaos. 
Deliver us from the darkness of our self-centred ways; 
From greed, envy and ignorance; 
From unrestrained passions; 
From the darkness of despair, futility and despondency. 
Christ, the wisdom of God 
In our moments of anxiety and insecurity, 
You are the voice of faith who proclaims, ‘Peace, be still.’ 
In a culture of greed and mistrust, fill us with hope. 
Despite the pain of loss and failure, 
Let hope enable us to see God in all situations and events. 
You are a God who is in control, 
A God of all possibilities, 
A God of new beginnings. 
You are the voice of reason, 
Who summons us back to sanity. 
You remind us of our Kingdom priorities; 
Although we are in the world, 
We are to transcend the ways of the world. 
Help us to live wisely, with moderation and prudence, 
To exercise discernment and sound judgment, 
And conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of our calling. 
God, enable us by your wisdom to keep things in perspective. 
For, God, you are bigger than the problems we face each day. 
We remember your mercy and faithfulness. 
Through your counsel and encouragement, 
You have enabled us to overcome the many setbacks and adversities of life. 
We continue now, to trust in your goodness and provision. 
For you are a God who hears, answers, and acts on our behalf, 
Out of the abundance of your eternal love. 
We trust you in your grace and mercy to sustain us. 
Amen. 

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