"Make us prophets of your compassion, heralds of your peace, and shepherds of your providence, O God. Give us the the patience and humility of 'mend' relationships torn and friendships broken. Help us to create a straight and sure road this Advent by which all of us-the lost, the forgotten, the exiled-may find our way back to you." (Waiting in Joyful Hope-Jay Cormier)
"The person poor in spirit calls upon God's mercy without knowing how much alms he will receive from God. He does not know whom God will use or by what means He will implement His support. Such a person only knows to expect everything from God, for He is that person's only reliance."
(God Alone Suffices, Third Edition, pg. 131)