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Maintaining Interior Peace: Catholic Quotes for Peace

Written by Ann Burns

July 17, 2023

When the Villains are Beautiful

Catholic Quotes for Interior Peace

“Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, not even if your whole world seems upset. If you find that you have wandered away from the shelter of God, lead your heart back to Him quietly and simply.” 
-St. Francis de Sales

“Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything.”

-St. Teresa of Avila

“Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.”

-St. Therese of Lisieux

“Keep your heart in peace and let nothing trouble you, not even your faults. You must humble yourself and amend them peacefully, without being discouraged or cast down, for God’s dwelling is in peace.”

– St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

“Consider the surface of a lake, above which the sun is shining. If the surface of the lake is peaceful and tranquil, the sun will be reflected in this lake; and the more peaceful the lake, the more perfectly will it be reflected. If, on the contrary, the surface of the lake is agitated, undulating, then the image of the sun can not be reflected in it. It is a little bit like this with regard to our soul in relationship to God. The more our soul is peaceful and tranquil, the more God is reflected in it, the more His image expresses itself in us, the more His grace acts through us.”

-Fr. Jacques Philippe

A Prayer for Inner Peace

Lord, please put Your peace in my heart.

I’m worried and anxious.

My mind races and obsesses.

I can’t help thinking about my problems.

And the more I think about them,

the more depressed I become.

I feel like I’m sinking down in quicksand

and can’t get out.

Calm me, Lord.

Slow me down, put Your peace in my heart.

 

No matter what problem I have, Lord,

You are bigger,

You are more powerful than it is.

So I bring my problem to You.

I know what I want.

I know my will.

I do not know Yours.

I do not know how You will use this problem for my salvation.

I do not know what good You will work out from this evil.

But I trust You.

I trust Your goodness and Your wisdom.

So I place myself in Your hands.

Please fill my heart with peace.

Amen

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