To Be for Jesus

To Be for Jesus

Yours, totally Yours!
The wonder of it!

To be, so small,
A little nobody,
And, yet, to hold the gaze
Of the Lord of the Universe.

It is not for my merit,
That You attend my supplication.

All I have read, or heard, or done,
Fills not a thimble,
Yet, straight from the Holy Font,
You knew me
And attended to my cry.

It is grace that holds sway.
Your grace.
I am graced,
Graced by Love,
Graced by Mercy.

I am that babe,
That waits to be picked up,
And seated with You on Your throne.
If I am to judge nations,
Let it be from a throne upon Your lap.

Having sinned,
I deserve not breath,
But, crying out,
With a heart,
Fixed onto Your own,
Trust drew You to me.

Love bends Your ear,
And inclines Your Heart.
Make my poor heart
Like unto Your own,
Rich in mercy,
Resplendent in Love.

Be for me, All.
O, Lord, fill my heart,
And mind,
With holy expectations
Of Your Mercy,
Drawn from the Heart of Your Love.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

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The Blood and the Blood

The Blood and the Blood and the Blood!
O, Holy Blood,
Terrible and torrential,
Rain down rivers of Mercy,
To ravage the Defiler,
And assuage the anger of God.

Wash blasphemy from the tongue of Man,
And flood the souls of Men
With grace, pure, lovely, and above nature,
To inundate the depths of humanity,
And carry the Sons and Daughters of God,
High on baptismal waters
To crest in waves of praise,
And break on heavenly shores,
There to adore the Most adorable,
To love the Most Lovable,
And to glorify the Most Glorious Blood of Jesus, Savior.

© 2016 Joann Nelander

Sun of Justice

Haloed, Your Sun doth rise in the East.
He advances, heralded in glory.

Seraphim infuse the heavens with Anthems of Holy Love.
The earth trembles as His chariot mounts the sky And ring it ’bout in blackness.

Lightnings flash, spanning the horizon,
Announcing His Majesty ,
Declaring the coming of Light.

The long night’s o’er.
Here comes Eternal Good.
Now the reign of Dayspring and Morning Star.
Here comes in might the dawn of Justice,
Bowing to His Mercy,
Visiting those robed in garments washed in His Blood.

They rise up with the dawn,
All who have shown mercy in their time.

Come, O Sun of Justice,
Spill gladness and grace
To put to flight the Enemy.

Receive our “Amen, Alleluia”,
As we, Your Children of the Light,
Rise to meet You in the clouds.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

Prayer by St. Claude de la Colombiere

Prayer by St. Claude de la Colombiere

“O God, what will You do to conquer the fearful hardness of our hearts?

Lord, You must give us new hearts, tender hearts, sensitive hearts, to replace hearts that are made of marble and bronze.

You must give us Your own Heart, Jesus. Come, lovable Heart of Jesus. Place Your Heart deep in the center of our hearts and enkindle in each heart a flame of love as strong, as great, as the sum of all the reasons that I have for loving You, my God.

O holy Heart of Jesus, dwell hidden in my heart, so that I may live only in You and only for You, so that, in the end, I may live with you eternally in heaven.”