Monday, November 9, 2015

33-Day Consecration, Day 5: Giving total permission!

Today we learn about giving everything to Mary, including "out interior and spiritual goods, which are our merits and our virtues, and our good works, past, present, and future."  Meaning, our prayers, too. 

Scary, huh?

Listen to this song,
"Unspoken" called "Lift My Life Up"

You brought me this far 
so why would I question You now? 
You have provided 
so why would I start to doubt?
I've never been stranded, abandoned or left here to fight alone. 
So I'm giving You control 

I lift my life, lift my life up
I give it all in surrender 
I lift my heart, lift my heart up 
You can have it forever 
All my dreams, all my plans 
Lord I leave it in Your hands 

I lift my life, lift my life up 
Have Your way in me 
Have Your way in me 

If peace is a river then let it sweep over me 
If I'm under fire I know it's refining me 
When I hear You calling out 
I follow now wherever the road may go 
I know You're leading me home 

I lift my life, lift my life up 
I give it all in surrender 
I lift my heart, lift my heart up 
You can have it forever 
All my dreams, all my plans Lord 
I leave it in Your hands 

I lift my life, lift my life up 
Have Your way in me 
Have Your way in me 

Take my life and let it be all for You 
Take my life and let it be all for You 
I lift my life, lift my life up 
I give it all in surrender 
I lift my heart, lift my heart up 
(Take my life) I lift my life, lift my life up 
I give it all in surrender (Take my heart) 
I lift my heart, lift my heart up 
You can have it forever 
All my dreams, all my plans 
Lord I leave it in Your hands 

I lift my life, lift my life up 
 Have Your way with me 
Have Your way with me 
Have Your way with me 
Have Your way with me 
Take my life and let it be all for You"

Handing over our lives, all that we do, including our prayers to the person God chose and set apart for everyone else doesn't sound so bad when you think about how loving  and faithful is our Holy Mother.  We pray, but we don't really know how to pray and who really needs our prayers!!  Mary does and she will make sure our prayers are used to the maximum.

"Come, Holy Spirit, living in Mary.  Help me be generous in giving all I am and have to Mary."

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