AT THE DOOR
Oh, Dear God,
me knocking on the door
in heaven's gate when my time has come
to leave all earthly things behind.
let me hear You knocking always at the door of my heart
every day of my life.
Come in, my
Jesus, come in. Abide with me!
me to have the insight,
the grace, the good sense, the wisdom
the dedication and the holiness to make well
my preparations for entrance to eternity.
There are many
things in my life I may regret, but You know, as I do,
that what is past is past and cannot be undone.
I can only say mea culpa! mea culpa!
Guide my gaze
then, dear Jesus, to the future and help me dedicate
every new day to You,
and to Your service and Your work here below.
Give me the
tools, the inspiration,
the strength, and the wisdom to do all
that You expect of me.
me charity, so that I will help others, and
be ever less and less attached
to material things of the world.
me patience, so that I am loving
and indulgent of others, no matter
how difficult that might seem to be at times.
Give me compassion
so that I can always share the difficulties, challenges,
and pains of others with genuine understanding and concern.
Give me wisdom
to act always judiciously, carefully, cautiously, and
with my immortal soul in mind.
knocking always, dear Jesus,
at the doorway of my soul, and enter in,
enter in! Abide with me!
All this I
ask in humility, and hope, in faith
and confidence, my Good God.
2011 Donn B. Murphy
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