Prayers

Lost Your Glow?

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by & filed under Be Inspired, Everything Miz Meliz, Intentional, Life Coaching, Prayers, Subscribe to MizMeliz on iTunes

When You Need to Feel Glowy

I recorded this guided meditation for you, for those times when you need to relax for a few minutes and strengthen or renew that “glowy” feeling. Take ten minutes and get comfy. Let me know if you like this in the comments. Thanks!

Guided Meditation Script courtesy of Giselle Toner at http://www.Eternity-Yoga.com

GUIDED MEDITATION SCRIPT

Sitting comfortably or lying down with eyes closed, let’s begin by becoming aware of the breath……

Feel the breath as it enters with a cool feeling and then warming as it gently travels down into the lungs…..

Fill the lungs with a deep inhale, bringing in energy, vitality and prana, the life force…..

As you exhale, feel the body releasing toxins, stress and any negativity that has accumulated, as it drains down into the ground…..

Stay with this breath, focusing on the feeling of deep peace for ten deep inhalations and exhalations….

Feel the subtle vibration of energy that runs through the body….

Become aware of the warmth and tingling of every cell…..

Feel the energy that is in the extended environment, out to infinity, in the entire cosmos, in every part of nature and in every living thing…..

Bring all those energies together and feel them as one…..

Visualize all of that energy shining as brightly as a thousand suns…..

Bring the shining glow of bright energy over the crown of the head…..

Feel it starting to funnel down into your body from the top of your head, slowly going down into your face and neck, traveling down into the shoulders, down the arms, all the way down to the fingers…..

Feel the healing energy and light going down into your chest and let that healing light fill your heart. Allow your heart to feel the magnificent healing, warmth and unconditional love….

Stay with this feeling of warmth and love for five deep slow breaths…..

Feel the healing light go down into your hips…..

Feel it continue traveling down your legs all the way down to your toes…..

Your whole body is now filled with Divine Healing Light and Energy…..

Allow that Healing Energy to completely fill all physical areas that need healing energy…..

Feel it warming, healing and expanding through the areas……

Now bring your awareness to any emotional difficulties and allow the Divine Healing Light to bring peace and healing to any emotional issues or traumas…..

Bring your awareness to any intentions or desires that you may have…..

Hold the thoughts of those intentions or desires as you allow the Healing Energy to bring your deepest desires to life and your intentions into reality…..

Feel your connection to Divine Energy and Light, and know that all is ONE…..

Stay with this deep, relaxing, peaceful feeling of bliss.

When the guided meditation is over, stay seated or lying down, then gently bring your awareness back into the room. Stay in this place of deep peace and relaxation as you surrender completely for a few more moments, then give thanks to your Higher Self and know that you have completed a very healing and profound practice.

A Prayer for My Friends, Do Not Fear

Posted on October 11th, 2014 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Prayers

I was inspired by this letter I received that I will share with you. I hope that it helps you in your time of need my friend. These are concepts that I believe, they give me hope when I can’t explain things. When you ask for prayers (positive vibes, good mojo, a universal or cosmic hug) this is where I go…

Dear Friend, Prayer has the power to transform our fear into faith. Prayer reminds us that we are never alone. Everything we are, body and soul, is in the hands of God. God’s presence fills the universe, and He is as close to us as our own breath. No matter what pain sends our way, with God by our side, we can find the strength to confront our fears. With God accompanying us on our journey, no matter what the path, no one walks alone. God invites us “not to be afraid.” The Lord tells us throughout scripture that He is with us, and so we need not fear. In Christ, Father Pat Father Patrick J. Tonry, SM Spiritual Director Marianist Mission Province of the United States

Comfort for Those in Pain

Yesterday is gone.

Tomorrow has not yet come.

We have only today.

Let us begin.

~Joseph Cardinal Bernardin

Pain is limited…

It cannot cripple Love,

It cannot cripple Hope,

It cannot destroy Peace,

It cannot erase Memories,

It cannot silence Courage,

It cannot invade the Soul,

It cannot steal Eternal Life,

It cannot quench The Spirit,

It cannot lessen the strength of God’s Love for us.

Prayer for MizMeliz

Do Not Fear

Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not be afraid for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you… Isaiah 41:10

 For Laura and Christine

Prayer is Feeling Loved

Posted on June 18th, 2013 by & filed under Everything Miz Meliz, Prayers

photo by Melissa Reyes copyright 2013 http://mizmeliz.com

Community

Posted on January 10th, 2012 by & filed under Poems, Prayers

Lord, give me the courage to recognize and use the gifts that you have given me to use for the greater good of this entire community.

Saint Theresa’s Prayer

Posted on January 7th, 2012 by & filed under Be Inspired, Prayers

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received,

and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones,

and allow your soul the freedom

to sing,

to dance,

to praise

and to love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

Gratitude

Posted on August 5th, 2011 by & filed under Be Inspired, Prayers

SAY THIS PRAYER

Heavenly Father;

I Come to you As Humble As I Know How. I Confess My Sins,
Those Known & Unknown. Lord, you Know I’m Not Perfect & I Fall Short Every
day Of My Life. I Just Want to Take Time Out to Say Thank you. Thank you for
your Mercy. Thank you for My Home, Car, Food, Life, and Everything I Do
Have. I Realize That this Life I’m Living Is Full Of Trials & Tribulations
But Thank you for Not Putting More On Me Than I Can Bear.

Amen

Spring Daffodil in British Columbia

Miraculous Hope

Posted on July 19th, 2011 by & filed under Be Inspired, Prayers

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ZENIT, The world seen from Rome
News Agency
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Marianist Family Hoping for Founder’s Canonization
General Postulator Tells of Possible Miracle in St. Louis

By José Antonio Varela

ROME, JUNE 15, 2011 (Zenit.org).- The founder of the Marianist spiritual family was born in France in 1761. As the religious and laypeople of his charism celebrate the 250th anniversary of his birth, there is hope that he will soon be recognized a saint.

A cure from cancer of a St. Louis woman might be the step that brings about his canonization.

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade (1761-1850) was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000, at the same time that Pope John XXIII was beatified.

In his homily, the Polish Pontiff spoke of Blessed Chaminade as a model of evangelization. He reminds the faithful that it is their task to find ever new ways of bearing witness to the faith, especially in order to reach those who are far from the Church and who do not have the usual means of knowing Christ, the Holy Father said on that occasion.

ZENIT spoke with Father Antonio Gascón, general postulator of the congregation, about the canonization cause and other members of the Marianist family already recognized for their sanctity.

ZENIT: What significance is being drawn from the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Chaminade?

Father Gascón: It signifies a spiritual force in our life and mission, which we carry out in collaboration with hundreds of laypeople involved in our works and communities. It is a burst of enthusiasm for our Marianist identity in the Church.

ZENIT: What is the status of the canonization process for the founder?

Father Gascón: The case of a woman in St. Louis, Missouri, is being studied. She was cured of cancer in 2005. The diocesan process has already closed and the case is with the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.

ZENIT: Tell us about this cure.

Father Gascón: It was a cure from cancer of a member of the Marianist parish of Our Lady of the Pillar in St. Louis. It was a rare cancer [and she was given just weeks or months to live]. However, when doctors announced this, her parents and friends prayed to Father Chaminade for her cure, and when the doctors operated on her again to extract as much of the tumor mass as they could, they found that the tumor was dead.

ZENIT: Which other Marianists are on their way to the altar?

Father Gascón: We have the seven Spanish blessed martyrs of the religious persecution of the 30s. There is another martyr of Nazism, Blessed James Gapp, killed in 1943 because he was a priest. We have opened the case of young Faustino Pérez Manglano, who died in 1963 and is already venerable. He was a pupil at the Marianist school of Nuestra Señora del Pilar in Valencia. It is a very interesting case because around him a pastoral and youth movement has been created with many followers.

We have Father Domingo Lázaro, an eminent Spanish pedagogue who died in 1935, whose cause has already been presented to the [Vatican] congregation. Last year the cause of another Spanish priest was opened, Father Vicente López Uralde, whose positio is being written. We also have the case of the founder of the women Marianists, Mother Adela de Batz de Trenquelléon, who is already venerable. Now it depends on a miracle for her to be declared blessed.

ZENIT: What has been a hallmark of the Marianist blesseds and venerables?

Father Gascón: We believe that the causes are a strong testimony of holiness, of our charism and the kind of Marianist life transmitted by God to Father Chaminade. I have seen that when a cause of canonization is opened in a diocese, everyone feels great joy and collaborates enthusiastically because they see that God has been present in that person; it is the passing of a saint through our lives. We are happy that these people exist because they are a very strong source of life and evangelical mission in our congregation.

ZENIT: What emphasis do you wish to give this 250th anniversary celebration?

Father Gascón: We would like Chaminade to help us strengthen our Marian-apostolic spirituality and our missionary impulse in this new globalized culture. And that it be done with a Marian sensitivity in our life, in our spirituality, in the communication of the faith. And to do this in ecclesial collaboration and communion with the laity involved in our works and communities who form part of the Marianist Family. We are interested in the world of young people. And in the countries of the Third World, we are interested in the social, economic, cultural and political development of human groups and societies, which is work with the poor, opening it to the whole society and not just as a sociological event.

ZENIT: How can the founder come to be better known?

Father Gascón: The way to get to know Father Chaminade is by maintaining contact with him on two levels — one intellectual: to read what he wrote or works about him. And another vital level is to maintain a contact of prayer, of spiritual communion, because he is a blessed and deserves the liturgical devotion of our religious family, and personal devotion. There should arise in the religious of the Marianist family a way of understanding and of living the Gospel, the Church, the mission, in the style of William Joseph Chaminade, who is a teacher of the spiritual life.

ZENIT: And the other venerables and blesseds?

Father Gascón: We have a duty to recognize and be grateful for the martyrdom of those who have already been declared martyrs. In Faustino’s case, this could be a great opportunity for pastoral work with adolescents and young people. Benedict XVI is very interested in child and youth ministry and there is a great challenge to reach the new generations. Fathers Domingo Lázaro and Vicente López Uralde are great witnesses of educational and pastoral work with young people. In the case of the founder of the women religious, it is a call to the evangelical life and to the mission, which must be motivated by the Marianist women themselves, with ministry centered on the testimony of Mother Adela.

[Translation by ZENIT]

“Chaminade Year”

Posted on July 19th, 2011 by & filed under Be Inspired, Prayers

“Chaminade Year” kicks off Saturday, January 22, 2011.

A full year will honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, who was born April 8, 1761, in Perigueux, France. The Chaminade Year will run from January 22, 2011 to January 22, 2012.

This special blessing can be used anytime, but especially, during this Chaminade Year!

 

BLESSING

Bow our heads and pray for God’s blessing.

May the spirit of Blessed Chaminade inspire us.

May we abound in faith and in faithfulness.

May holy zeal energize us on the path of life.

R. Amen.

 

May we go now with our faith in the Lord Jesus and our love open to all God’s people.

May we manifest Mary’s hospitality to all we meet.

R. Amen.

 

May God bless us and keep us.

May Christ Jesus make his face to shine upon us and be gracious

to us.

And may the Spirit smile upon us and give us peace.

R. Amen.

 

And may the blessing of almighty God the Father, the Son, + and the Holy Spirit come upon us and remain with us forever.

R.Amen.