A Retreater's Poem and Litany

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So for the past few days, I’ve been away on retreat. It was an amazing, wonderful experience. I wanted to share a poem I wrote while I was praying at Adoration during the retreat.

Trust Fall

How did this happen?

My body was so weary

My spirit so weak

I just wanted to fall

And I wanted you to catch me

So I ask You to catch me

And into Your arms I fell

All of a sudden, I am awakened

Getting a second wind from the song of the Spirit

All of a sudden, I find myself strong

In your presence I find my life, my joy, my strength

Thank You for making me strong

 

Also, since the retreat ended on All Saints Day, I want to thank the saints in a litany of gratitude.

Saint Thomas Aquinas, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Bernadette, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Catherine of Bologna, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Paul, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Maria Goretti, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Augustine, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Cecelia, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Mary Magdelene, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Veronica, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Therese of Lisieux, thank you and pray for us!

Blessed Mother Teresa, thank you and pray for us!

Saint Faustina, thank you and pray for us!

Saint John Paul II thank you and pray for us!

Saint Joseph, thank you and pray for us!

Blessed Mother, thank you and pray for us!

All you holy men and women, thank you for your prayers. Keep praying for us retreaters as we return to our lives.

Amen

The Litany of a Nerdy, Socially Awkward Millenial

Inspired by my friends from The New Catholic Generation, who collaborated on this awesome video:

 

From the desire of acting out on my feelings, deliver me O Lord

From the desire of using the internet as a safety blanket, deliver me O Lord

From the desire of rambling about shows not on TV anymore, deliver me O Lord

From the desire to dominate conversations, deliver me O Lord

From the desire to talk badly of others behind their backs, deliver me O Lord

From the desire to have the last word in a debate, deliver me O Lord

From the desire of having relationships with impossible men, deliver me O Lord

From the desire to overshare, vent, whine, and complain, deliver me O Lord

From the fear of never knowing my vocation, deliver me O Lord

From the fear that I may never publish a novel, deliver me O Lord

From the fear of socially awkward conversations, deliver me O Lord

From the fear of people who seem to have it all together, deliver me O Lord

From the fear of my past coming back to haunt me, deliver me O Lord

From the fear of falling in love with TV shows that are likely to get cancelled, deliver me O Lord

From the fear of my ships sinking due to sadistic writers, deliver me O Lord

From the fear of being left out and alone, deliver me O Lord

That I grow in my devotion to the Holy Family, grant me the grace to desire it, O Lord

That I share the Marian Consecration with everyone I know, grant me the grace to desire it O Lord

That I care less and less of what others think, grant me the grace to desire it, O Lord

That I use every opportunity to evangelize, grant me the grace to desire it O Lord

That I always write what I love and love what I write, grant me the grace to desire it O Lord

That I always grow in serenity, courage, and wisdom, grant me the grace to desire it, O Lord

That I may always be the best version of myself, grant me the grace to desire it, O Lord
JMJ