Monday 22nd May: Down Life’s Path

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Scripture

“The Lord says, I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.” – Psalm 32:8

Serpentine garden path in autumn English park

Reflection

Down Life’s Path. A Poem by Perry Boardman

Many go down life’s path with lofty plans
To amass a great fortune of houses and lands
And to live a life of pleasure and ease,
Thinking happiness can be found in these.

Others pursue power and worldwide fame
To be known by all and win their acclaim.
But those without God who attain these goals
Soon find emptiness remains in their souls.

They couldn’t find the happiness they sought
For it comes from Him and can‘t be bought.
If only they realized these things won’t last
Since life is fleeting and will soon be past.

Wealth, worldly pleasure, fame, and power
Will all be gone at death’s dark hour.
And beyond the grave when eternity begins
Those unsaved will be judged for their sins.

If only they would believe in God’s Son
And repent of the sinful deeds they’ve done,
Then they could go down life’s path
Not needing to worry about God’s wrath.

They would have the joy they longed for,
Inner peace, contentment, and much more
For when their lives on earth shall end
Heavenly bliss would at once begin!

Prayer

O Lord,
Open my eyes to see where you would lead me.
Awaken my ears that I would hear your voice guiding me.
Inspire my mind that I may comprehend your love for me.
Soften my heart that I would offer grace to those I meet.
Watch my feet that I would tread upon your kingdom paths.
Guard my heart from selfishness that I would give freely.
Inspire my words that I may speak of hope and healing.
O Lord, I follow you.
Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.

St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.