Reflection on the Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit.
    Lord, break my spirit.

Blessed are those who mourn.
    Lord, forgive my sins, 
that cause pain to You and others

Blessed are the meek.
    Lord, I need to take myself 
less seriously, 
You more seriously.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness.
    Lord, help me avoid the temptation of indifference.
Blessed are the merciful.
    Lord, may the grace you grant me, 
be shared with all.

Blessed are the pure in heart.
    Lord, mold me into a person of integrity. 

Blessed are the peacemakers.
    Lord, give me the wisdom to know Your way.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness.
    Lord, give me courage when I am afraid.