Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sanctify me

Blood of Christ, sanctify me.

This is what a traditional priest told me to say whenever a sinful thought enters my mind. Easy isn't it? Remembering to actually do it is the hard part. Meaning it is something else. It is a cry to Our Lord to give us the grace to let go of all attachment to sin. Now, if only I can remember to implement it...

6 comments:

Owen said...

Holy cow! Thank you, thank you, thank you. See, last Friday I went to confession and confessed this problem that only occurs during Mass and nowhere else so, given the nature of the thing, it feels very much like an attack. I have times where I see (not literally) people, OK women, without clothes or without some clothing. I can't be alone in this yet it is distressing. It's not sin because I shudder at the thought and go no further but it is embarrassing and distracting. I asked my confessor what to do about it. He focused on the explanation above but what a great thing it would have been to have been told by a priest to say this prayer. So a big thank you!

Cygnus said...

Me too. Nice reminder.

paramedicgirl said...

Owen, I'm glad this post helped you out. I knew there must have been a reason for publishing it as I kept thinking about it while I was sleeping! As soon as I got up this morning, I went ahead and posted it.

Shirley said...

Owen, there is a little booklet you might want to read, available through Tan books; it is called Devotion to the Precious Blood. After you read that, the little prayer this post is about will have a truly deep meaning for you.

Owen said...

My daughter is now working at the Catholic bookstore I worked at briefly (9 months) so I'll see if she can pick that up. Thanks.

paramedicgirl said...

Owen, my priest said to pray the Litany of the Precious Blood to purify thoughts. I did a post on it
here and if you scroll down a bit, you will see the Litany. There is even a Latin version!