Thursday, May 17, 2007

Third Day

Thou, of all consolers best,
Visiting the troubled breast,
Dost refreshing peace bestow.

The Gift of Piety

The gift of Piety begets in our hearts a filial affection for God as our most loving Ftaher. It inspires us to love and respect, for His sake, persons and things consecrated to Him, as well as those who are vested with His authority, His Blessed Mother and the Saints, the Church and its visible Head, our parentsand superiors, our country and its rulers. He who is filled with the gift of Piety finds the practice of his religion, not a burdensome duty, but a delightful service. Where there is love, there is no labor.

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Piety, possess my heart. Enkindle therein such a love for God, that I may find satisfaction only in His service, and for His sake, lovingly submit to all in legitimate authority. Amen.



Also pray the Our Father and Hail Mary, The Act of Consecration, The prayer for the Seven Gifts and pray a Glory Be for each gift.

2 comments:

Christine said...

Mary,
Do you think you could enlarge the print just a tiny bit? Us old folks have a hard time with the little bitty stuff. LOL
Christine

Mary B said...

I could but it would take a huge ammount of space. Ester at Catholic Mom in Hawaii has the links to EWTN's Novena.