Lord Jesus, I Want To See…
List Price: 17.95
Category: Health, Self-Help & Spirituality
Available: April 2017
LORD JESUS, I WANT TO SEE…
Every day, the news and our personal encounters reveal we desperately need character building and moral guidance. Political correctness has tossed moral character aside in favor of appearances, charm, glamor, fame, social status, and possessions. For Father Peter Vu, this shift revealed that people today are hungry to be spiritually fed and nourished. He wrote this Prayer Book to help you develop and maintain a personal relationship with God.
This Prayer Book appeals to our 21st century culture, yet it is deeply rooted in the Scriptures and Christian tradition. It provides short, easy reading each day, with a daily scripture, reflection, prayer, and resolution.
This Prayer Book helps you focus on qualities that make you feel strong and good about yourself and your faith in our challenging world. Fr. Vu gives you a spiritual exercise each day to help you work on positive personal qualities. Each day’s devotion gives you a sense of prayer and helps you work on being faithful, kind, caring, gentle, generous, peaceful, and loving. In this Prayer Book, you will find a specific word or issue associated with each day, as well as a practical exercise to help you put your faith into action.
A portion of the proceeds from book sales will benefit the American Red Cross and the Catholic Relief Services, in addition to other charities.
My name is Rev. Peter G. Vu, a Catholic priest of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan for twenty years. I was born in Saigon City (currently Ho Chi Minh City), Viet Nam. I was a young boy when the Viet Nam War ended. I witnessed the War & the end of it with great horror and deep appreciation for peace. I had to grow up with the Communist government system and endured lots of hardship with them for over a decade. What had helped me and many of my countrymen tremendously during those dark days was our Faith and Prayers. Hence, my love for Prayers and Meditations was able to blossom. Also, I was able to learn and exchange new ideas of Prayers and Mediations with many of my Buddhist friends. We got along quite well in spite of our different Faith Traditions. After High School, I snuck out by boat and came to the United States of America to begin my Seminary Training. I attended one year of High School here in the USA (Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan) to learn the language & new culture. I attended Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan for two years while staying at Christopher House Seminary. Then, the Seminary sent me out of the State to attend my last two years of college at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. I graduated with double major: Mathematics and Philosophy. I then attended my graduate school at the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, Illinois for five years. I graduated and was ordained with the Master Degree of Divinity (MDiv) and the Sacred Theology Baccalaureate (STB).
I have been ministering to People of God at six different churches over the last twenty years. I was also trained in Clinical Pastoral Care in the Hospital and Nursing Home setting and practiced it at a General Hospital in Oxnard, California. I have been a Chaplain at Grand Rapids Home for Veterans for almost ten years. I love and enjoy my Pastoral Care work. Taking care of the Sick, the Dying, the Broken, the Lost, and our Veterans is something I cherish and look forward to each day. My tools and supplies for that type of work are Prayers. Without Prayers and Faith, our world would turn dark and become hopeless. I appreciate the following people who have helped me mature in my Prayer life: • My Family: Grandparents, Parents, Uncles, and Aunts who first taught me how to pray and laid the foundation for me to build a strong and faithful prayer life later on.
-My Teachers: Priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, Deacons, Catechists, Laypeople who lifted my prayer life to a higher level and gave it some depth and Tradition, but also challenged me to pray often.
-My Parishioners: Families and Individual Members who have let me be a part of their lives and faith journey to see their daily struggles and added real flavors to my prayer life as I try to remember them often in my daily prayers.
-My Friends: These Dear Souls have helped and encouraged me with this Prayer Book project.