“A Prayer to Jesus: Jesus be my Guide in this Troubled Vale of Tears,” by Andrew J. Schatkin

“A Prayer to Jesus: Jesus be my Guide in this Troubled Vale of Tears,” by Andrew J. Schatkin

Ladies and gentlemen, my fellow readers, thinkers, and you who wish to come to know truth and facts and have no interest in political code words media lies and falsehoods, political correctness, and perhaps wish to follow me in the path of more aptly put political incorrectness, I bid you join me in another intellectual adventure and journey and quest to rid ourselves of the darkness and corruption that our society seeks to impose on us all and gain enlightenment and come to some sort of approach to truth well hidden by the forces of commerce and political manipulation.

Today I ask you to pray with me to Jesus, the lord of history, and redeemer and savior of the world and ruler of the cosmos and the universe and he to whom someday every knee will bow. Lord Jesus, we have all gone astray in our lives and in our choices and decisions. We are ruled by the forces of materialism; we are told by corrupt political forces that freedom is doing whatever you want when you have told us that freedom and liberation lies in a life of service and to use our talents such as they are as a gift of god in the service of others. We judge our neighbor by his looks and his clothes, not troubling to know and understand truly who that person is. We focus on the exterior and superficial, made fools of by the forces of commerce and politics. We listen to the lie of unlimited and untrammeled sexuality and sexual adventure, rejecting love and marriage and family for TV and movie images and are misled by these fantasies created by commerce and wealth. The evil of the world and its values fools and makes fools of us leading to the destruction they will bring about. Lord Jesus, guide and lead us through this world of lies and corruption and open our minds and souls to the true faith. Lord Jesus, for all of us you stand by the sea as of old calling the fishermen from their boats and say to us follow me and in the course of your lives in your suffering, trials, and tribulations, you will come to know who I am and who you can truly be and become not in the image of lust power and money but in the image of your eternal love the love of the risen Christ as he rules even now in judgment and love on all humanity. Make us know the lies and propaganda of Satan that work to befuddle us all destroying our minds and destroying our intellects leaving us with nothing more than TV and Internet images. Come, lord Jesus, be our guide in this confused and manipulative world and you who conquered death grant us eternal life where death and pain will be no more open our minds and open our thoughts and unlock the power of our understanding.