Lord help me to be compassionate and loving to my brothers and sisters.
Loving God, help us to turn to you with all our burdens. Show us that leaning upon you gives us true rest and makes our burden light.
“Jesus exclaimed: "I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these thingsfrom the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.” Matthew 11:25.
Pride and presumption of greatness may blind us to the fundamental reality of our dependence on God
“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” MT 5:10
"...My word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11b)
oving God give us the courage and wisdom to know the truth even when confronted with so many different stories. Help us to listen to your voice within us and to discern what is really true. Then give us the courage to preach that truth to others without fear, knowing that you are always with us .
We ask this through Jesus your son. Amen.
"Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves;
so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves."
Lord help us to love you more. Because you desire to show the world your love through us. Amen.
Dear Lord give us a renewed strength in following your instruction to tell the world that you live. Amen
Loving God, you have tested us and found us wanting for more; yet, today, we come to you and ask your pardon in our lives so that we may be worthy of the graces you are waiting to share with us. May you light a fire of compassion and spirit within that allows us to see your face even among the crowds of unbelievers. May we turn from sin and temptation and find your love. We thank you Lord for every opportunity to share these graces with others. We ask all this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Loving God, be with those parents who have lost a child to death…be it through illness or evil. Help them through the anguish, strengthen their hope.
Be with all of us , as well, as we experience any anguish or struggle in our lives. Be at our side…give us hope. We ask this through your son, Jesus, Amen.
May we seek to depend and trust more in the Lord, with a childlike faith, so that the Lord may rejoice in us and He may reveal Himself more and more to us! Amen
Heavenly Father, help us to appreciate each season, celebration and joyful experience in our lives. Help us to remain close to you as we experience both sorrow and joy and know only the peace that come from following you. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord we pray. Amen.
“It is not the healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means, ‘I desire compassion and not sacrifice, for I did not come to call the righteous but the sinners.” (13)
"Courage, child, your sins are forgiven."
Lord we thank you for sending us your Son, your water of life that sustains us during our time in the desert. We ask you to help us recognize our downfalls and demons and to help us grow as we seek to be ever closer to you and your plan for our live and our soul. We ask all this in the name of Jesus Christ our lord. Amen.
" 'What sort of man is this, whom even the winds and the sea obey?' " (Matthew 8:27b)
Loving God give us the courage of St. Thomas. Help us in our doubt to search for the truth and to embrace it with our whole heart. We ask this through your son, Jesus. Amen.
Jesus said to his apostles:
"Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,
and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up his cross
and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it,
and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."