Monday, January 15, 2007

A prayer before going online

The website of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
features a wonderful prayer to St. Isidore, patron of internet users:
Almighty and eternal God, who created us in Thy image and bade us to seek after all that is good, true and beautiful, especially in the divine person of Thy only-begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee that, through the intercession of Saint Isidore, bishop and doctor, during our journeys through the internet we will direct our hands and eyes only to that which is pleasing to Thee and treat with charity and patience all those souls whom we encounter. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

5 comments:

Suzanne Temple said...

This is great Karen. I didn't know there was a patron of the internet.

By the way, I found your crabby morning quite amusing!

Ruth said...

What a great prayer. I never heards of this before. Thanks for posting it.

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Not surprisingly, this prayer is getting printed and posted.

Thank you, Karen, and thank you, St. Isidore!

gsk said...

Pleasing God -- check;
Looking at good stuff -- check;
Being charitable -- check;
Patience online -- check;

But where's the plea for the grace to get up and off the dang computer when the family (or laundry) needs you??

Karen E. said...

Gsk wrote:
But where's the plea for the grace to get up and off the dang computer when the family (or laundry) needs you??
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LOL, Genevieve.

Hmmm ... let's see. St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Monica are both patrons for addictions .... :-)