Since I'm working on a writing project right now, I am spending more time putting actual pen to paper than usual. Something reminded me that I have gotten out of the habit of "blessing" the written page with a little cross and the initials "GDPH" which are customary in our Pauline communities.
GDPH? As in Gloria Dei, Pax Hominibus (Glory to God, Peace to Men): this was our Founder's "motto" and the goal of everything we do in the Pauline mission. Putting this intention at the head of the page was a way of consecrating the whole work to that goal.
You might be familiar with the more typical JMJ (as in Jesus, Mary, Joseph), to which we Paulines would add P for Paul.
There are other such abbreviated blessing-prayers, of course: AMDG being the most famous. What about SDG? Soli Deo Gloria (Glory be to God alone): Bach used to end his manuscripts with this intention. He headed each part of the Passion with JJ (Jesu Juva: I have no idea at all what this could mean; do you?).
Then there is SAG on letters (St. Anthony, Guide).
Can you think of other abbreviated prayers like these?
Saturday I will be attending a session on promoting Eucharistic Adoration (and bringing my book for kids!); Sunday is the 5th Sunday of Lent, and I will be making a retreat day. Have a blest weekend!