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Shadows of Divine Things

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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Prayer of St. John Chrysostom

Below is a prayer of St. John Chrysostom which is often prayed during the season of Lent:

"Oh my all-merciful God and Lord, Jesus Christ, full of pity: Through Your great love You came downand became incarnate in order to save everyone. Oh Savior, I ask You to save me by Your grace! If You save anyone because of their works, that would not be grace but only reward of duty, but You are compassionate and full of mercy! You said, Oh my Christ, "Whoever believes in Me shall live and never die." If then, faith in You saves the lost, then save me, Oh my God and Creator, for I believe. Let faith and not my unworthy works be counted to me, Oh my God, for You will find no works which could account me righteous. Oh Lord, from now on let me love You as intensely as I have loved sin, and work for You as hard as I once worked for the evil one. I promise that I will work to do Your will, my Lord and God, Jesus Christ, all the days of my life and forever more."

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