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Monday, June 3, 2019



Thus, David’s fame was spread abroad through every land, and the LORD put the fear of him on all the nations.

Great leaders are great followers of the Lord.

You're Going Down, Philistines[1]
·         Back in Jerusalem, David is sitting pretty. He takes on a few more wives and they start producing princes and princesses.
·         Obviously, the Philistines are worried. They just got rid of Saul and now some other more powerful, more holy, more awesome king has risen up in his place.
·         So, they set out to attack David.
·         But David (who's pretty smart) asks God what he should do. God tells David it's okay to go out and crush the Philistine army.
·         And that's just what David does. Well, he actually beats them into surrendering and then burns them alive, but still.
·         When Philistine soldiers attack again, David consults God. This time, Yahweh gives him some specific battle directions and David's victorious. God's pretty good at war games.
·         David's victories against the Philistines make him famous and all the other nations start to fear Israel. That's just how David and God liked it.

(Monday, 7th Week of Easter)

Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe.

The Gift of Fortitude


The Gift of Fortitude By the gift of Fortitude the soul is strengthened against natural fear, and supported to the end in the performance of duty. Fortitude imparts to the will an impulse and energy which move it to undertake without hesitancy the most arduous tasks, to face dangers, to trample under foot human respect, and to endure without complaint the slow martyrdom of even lifelong tribulation. "He that shall persevere unto the end, he shall be saved."

Prayer

Come, O Blessed Spirit of Fortitude, uphold my soul in time of trouble and adversity, sustain my efforts after holiness, strengthen my weakness, give me courage against all the assaults of my enemies, that I may never be overcome and separated from Thee, my God and greatest Good. Amen.

Our Father and Hail Mary ONCE.
Glory be to the Father SEVEN TIMES. 

Act of Consecration, Prayer for the Seven Gifts

Daily Devotions
·         Drops of Christ’s Blood
·         90 Days for our Nation, 54-day rosary-Day 22
·         Day 5 Novena to the Holy Face

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