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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Solemnity of All Saints, 01 November 2023 Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14 ><}}}}*> 1 John 3:1-3 ><}}}}*> Matthew 5:1-12
God our loving Father, on this great feast of All Saints those now enjoying your Divine presence in eternity, we pray for the gift of a clean heart in each of us so we may see you too like the Saints.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Oh yes, dear God, if there is one thing we need most these days is a clean heart, a heart that is able to see more the deepest truths of life, of every person, and of you; out intellect is not enough for us to see everything because so often, our minds are muddled and darkened by malice and selfishness; our heart is the center of our being, cleanse our hearts of its impurities especially of our ego so it may harmonize our whole body systems, our person so that what we know, what we feel is what YOU know, what YOU feel too!
In Jesus, with Jesus, through Jesus, take away our stony hearts and give us natural hearts that beat in firm faith in Christ, fervent hope in Christ, and unceasing charity in Christ!
Like all the Saints UP there before you in heaven, Father, make our hearts one in Jesus, willing to go DOWN like him on the Cross to be "washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb" (Revelation 7:14) on whom our hope is based for us to be pure like him (1 John 5:13). Amen.