O Lord, grant us faith

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O Lord, grant us faith
the faith that removes the mask from the world
    and reveals God in all things;
the faith that shows us Christ
    where our eyes see only a poor person;
the faith that shows us the Savior
    where we feel only pain.
O Lord, grant us the faith that inspires us
    to undertake everything that God wants
    without hesitation, without shame, without fear,
    and without ever retreating;
the faith that knows how to go through life
    with calm, peace and profound joy,
 and that makes the soul completely indifferent
    to everything that is not you,
O Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Charles de Foucauld, 1858 – 1916, French Catholic priest, served the Tuareg / Sahara
2000 Years of Prayer, slightly modified

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Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation.
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

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