Joy Battista

"Joy Battista" stands for the Joy of John the Baptist at the presence of Christ.

"And how have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, the moment that the sound of thy greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leapt for joy." Luke 1:43-44

This blog is dedicated to all who seek the Joy of Christ's presence in their own lives.
This blog is also dedicated to the unborn, for John the Baptist was an unborn when he leapt for joy at the presence of Jesus who was also unborn at the time.


Friday, August 6, 2010

What Are Your Aspirations?

There are many definitions to the word aspiration. One has to do with longing to be something or somebody, such as a young boy who aspires to be the president some day. Another is when you say the h sound in a breath. Another is that you might aspirate something if it gets stuck in your throat or lungs. And then there is the definition for aspiration that is missing in the dictionary, at least the online dictionary I used. And that is to say short spontaneous prayers to God throughout your day.

I am working on adding more aspirations to my days. Here are some of my current favorites:

-Jesus help me. (I say this one the most it seems!)

-Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Save Souls. (This is to help a soul out of purgatory.)

-Dear Jesus, I love You, I thank You, I praise You, I glorify Your Name on most high.
( I don’t know where this came from but I have been saying it for years and it just comes to my mind often. I think it’s the Holy Spirit’s prompting.)

-Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou among 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. (This one will be ingrained in me forever and ever. It is straight from scripture and a powerhouse prayer.)

It seems a connection can be made to all the definitions in the dictionary to that one that’s not. We can aspire to become Saints, we can keep Him on our breath and we can know that He freed us from being stuck in sin. He saved us.

I think I’ll make my newest aspiration be: Thank You Jesus!

What are your aspirations? Please share.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I just have a few. One is "Jesus, help me." and another "Jesus I trust in You." Finally it is, "St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle ..." Great prayer!

I need to work on adding more, esp. for our country.