Jul 5, 2011


My life was turned upside down last week with a diagnosis of diabetes.  My mind has been so focused on learning how to make the changes in my eating and activity that God has gotten put on the back burner.  If it wasn't for my cell phone alarms I'd miss the Morning and Evening prayers nearly every day.  And prayer time comes in little prayers throughout the day rather than a block of time.  My reading has also come to a stop and daily mass has been discarded for the moment.  I feel so guilty for spending so much time on myself and so little on God.  Nothing could be worse than approaching God upon my death and having to say "Sorry, I was too busy".

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;
According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight,
So that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgement.
Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me.
You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing heart.

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