The Gift

The Gift

How do you fare?
All day and night,
I shower you with prayer.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

Merciful Faith and Hope

Merciful Faith and Hope

Mercy takes our yesterdays,
And bathes them
In the Blood
Flowing from Your Sacred Heart.

Hope envisions our tomorrows,
Born in the Water
Flowing from Your pierced Side.

Faith makes me confident
In Your bountiful care,
Charity and constancy.

© 2017 Joann Nelander

The Indwelling

The Indwelling

Trinity, mine,
Reign in me.

On Your Altar
I place my poor heart.

I lay before You,
All my yesterdays,
All my tomorrows.

My life becomes one holy Now.
Open to Your Mercy,
Confident in Your care.

© 2017 Joann Nelander