blessed art thou

God is Good! God’s Promises are never wavering. No matter how bad it looks, or impossible or unlikely it seems to come. It will. God is way too powerful to just back out on His Promises. Stop giving into fear of failure. Start leaning on God’s Strength and not your own. It is by God’s Grace and Strength you are saved and helped, not yours. Fear God, Love God more, put everything inside and outside in His Hands and invite Him into your everyday life. 

Isaiah 66:9 KJV

“Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.”

عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ مولى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، قَالَ: “كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا انْصَرَفَ مِنْ صَلاَتِهِ اسْتَغْفَرَ ثَلاَثًا وَقَالَ ‏ “‏ اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ السَّلاَمُ وَمِنْكَ السَّلاَمُ تَبَارَكْتَ ذَا الْجَلاَلِ وَالإِكْرَامِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ الْوَلِيدُ فَقُلْتُ لِلأَوْزَاعِيِّ كَيْفَ الاِسْتِغْفَارُ قَالَ تَقُولُ أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ ‏.‏ “ صحيح مسلم

Thauban reported: When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) finished his prayer. He begged forgiveness three times and said: O Allah! Thou art Peace, and peace comes from Thee; Blessed art Thou, O Possessor of Glory and Honour. Walid reported: I said to Auza'i: How is the seeking of forgiveness? He replied: You should say: I beg forgiveness from Allah, I beg forgiveness from Allah." Sahih Muslim 591
In-book reference : Book 5, Hadith 171
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 4, Hadith 1226

Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
      Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
      et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
      ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc,
      et in hora mortis nostrae.
Amen.

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Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
      blessed art thou amongst women,
      and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
      pray for us sinners now
      and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

                              — Barbara Bonney, “Ave Maria”

anonymous asked:

oh my god. you actually believe you're a witch. that's hilarious. God will sent you to hell. hail mary, full of grace, the lord is with thee. blessed art thou above all women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb jesus. holy mary, mother of god, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death amen. ill be praying for all of you godless heathens

Oh holy fucking hell. I… I can’t believe this. I’m laughing so hard right now, I hope you know this. I am a witch. I believe in the god and goddess, I perform magick, and tonight I – along with thousands of other witches around the world – bound Trump. Your belief in your “one true god” does not have any holding over me. 

A list of things for you to consider:

1) I won’t be going to hell because I believe in rebirth.

2) I’m not godless; there are many gods and goddesses I believe in, though I am working on becoming a devotee of Aphrodite.

3) I am no heathen- it is perhaps you who are the heathen. Stalking tumblr blogs just to send hate does not make you a sophisticated person, it makes you an asshole. Do what you want to me- I am very well protected and my wards will hold.

TL;DR: Don’t be an asshole to someone just because they don’t share your belief system. Fuck off, and have a good night, dear!

Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem

O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk.

But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant.

Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen.

I am she who bellows with her three horns, I am the triple one, I am the formidable benevolent infernal one, I am the black the red the white, I am the very great tall powerful one she whose noxious breath has poisoned thousands of generations so be it, I am seated in the highest of the heavens in the starry circle where dwells Sappho of the violet cheeks, as with her the stars’ dazzle pales m/y cheeks, I am the sovereign on, I thunder with m/y three voices the clamorous the serene the strident, but I immediately relinquish m/y indubitably hierarchical position at your arrival, I raise you from your kneeling posture, I tear your mouth from m/y knees, possessed by a lively fever I cast m/yself at your feet from which m/y tongue licks the dust, I say blessed art thou among women who art come the first to release m/e from m/y condition glittering maybe but sombre nonetheless because of m/y very great solitude, may you lose the sense of morning and evening of the stupid duality with all that flows therefrom, may you conceive yourself as I at last see you over the greatest possible space, may your understanding embrace the complexity of the play of the stars and of the feminine agglomerations, may you yourself in this place strive in a frenzied confrontation whether in the shape of the angel or the shape of the demon, may the music of the spheres envelop your struggle, may you not lose your way in pursuing the stillborn, may the black star crown you finally, giving you to sit at m/y side at the apogee of the figuration of lesbian love m/y most unknown.
—  Monique Wittig, The Lesbian Body

God is making all things new!! Don’t give up today or tomorrow, or next week or ever!! God is doing something much more greater than we can see or think. God isn’t just making a great thing for us in The Kingdom of God, but in the future. When we surrender all to God. Everything and everyone. God will bless it and us and cause us to triumph. Declaring Victory in The Name Of Jesus hourly, and keep God first!