I Give It All To You, Lord

I Give It All To You, Lord

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Janet LaPlante focuses on life experiences and how they enable us to grow in our spirituality. Opinions expressed are the writer’s and not necessarily the views of The Catholic Sun or the Diocese of Phoenix.

Janet LaPlante focuses on life experiences and how they enable us to grow in our spirituality. Opinions expressed are the writer’s and not necessarily the views of The Catholic Sun or the Diocese of Phoenix.

This is your week, Lord, when You gave us your Body and Blood, were betrayed, suffered and died for us. How can I really live through another Holy Week without giving myself all to You?

God, you gave Your only Son for us; I give You back my only son, his work, wife and family, with all their needs. I ask only for Your will to be done in their lives.

God, I give You my married daughters, their careers, their spouses and children, their health issues and their daily busyness. I ask only for Your will to be done in their lives.

God, I give You my single daughter, her work, her schooling, her future husband and her happiness. I ask only for Your will to be done in her life.

God, I give You the love of my life, my soul mate, his dreams, his hard work, his prayer life and his safety. I ask only for Your will to be done in his life.

God, I give You myself, all that I am and all that You want me to be. I give You my worries, my laughter, each moment I spend here on earth, each prayer I offer. I ask only for Your will to be done in my life.

Dear Mother Mary, St. Joseph and the Holy Spirit, hold all of us, keep us close, comfort and advise us as we seek to do the will of the Father with joy.       Janet

Janet LaPlante graduated from the University of San Diego, while it was still known as the Sacred Heart College for Women and the Diocesan College for Men. She wrote a column “Joy from Janet” for her community paper for seven years and her book, “My Children’s Children,” will be published in 2014. She has held many offices, including President of the Phoenix Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. She and her husband of 26 years have four children and sixth grandchildren. Janet’s writing focuses on life experiences and how they enable us to grow in our spirituality. Opinions expressed are the writer’s and not necessarily the views of The Catholic Sun or the Diocese of Phoenix.

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