Dear Father in heaven, in my pilgrimage through life, open my eyes to what is truly important. Help me detach myself from worldly allurements so that I may not be reluctant to follow you into eternal glory. I ask you this in Jesus’ name, He who lives with you and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Heavenly Father, it is with great joy that we come before you. We thank you for your son, and for all the good gifts you give us. Help us to grow closer to you so that my know you better, love you more and serve you in all that we do. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord we pray. Amen.
Lord Jesus, thank you that you never leave us nor forsake us. Help us to have integrity because we love you more than anything and anyone.
Loving God, help us to recognize that we are truly loved by you and that is what really matters. Erase all sense of jealousy from our hearts and replace it with love and compassion. We ask this through Christ your son. Amen.
Lord give us the courage to stand for human love and concern for one another. May we give glory to you by loving and appreciating the good in others. amen
" '"The sabbath was made for [people], not [people] for the sabbath.' " (Mark 2:28)
“The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” HB 4:12 Amen!
Let us pray with these questions today; is God calling me now, today? What is he saying to me? Am I really listening? “What are you, am I looking for?” Help me Lord to listen to your call daily. Amen
'The Lord anoints you commander over his heritage. You are to govern the LORD'S people Israel, and to save them from the grasp of their enemies roundabout. This will be the sign for you that the LORD has anointed you commander over his heritage.'" (1 Sm 9:19)
Lord, we bless your name today. We thank you for this life you have given us. We ask you now to open our eyes to your works and help us regain movement to whatever is paralyzed in our faith life. If we are willing, help us to work miracles in your name. We ask all this in the name of Jesus Christ, our lord. Amen.
Thank you Lord for your presence to us each day, knowing your there when we need you most. Help me to recognize those around me who feel abandon, lost or alone, that I may be presence to them.. Amen.
" ' "Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening." ' " (1 Samuel 3:10)
Loving and faithful God, you are the God of Hannah, the God of Eli, God of Samuel, may you do for us what you did for Hannah. Make our hearts to love; grant us a seed of faith, that we might move the mountains in our lives for you are the Creator, the Alpha and Omega, the One without a beginning and ending.
Father, continue to grant us the effects of the graces we receive in Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Guide us through life’s arduous path and manifest your promise to be with us always. We ask this through your Son, and Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
“on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh,” Matthew 2:11.
Father, I pray for all of us, that we may know your true love through Jesus.
Philip persevered and invited Nathaniel to come and see.- Lord, help us to come, see and experience you in our personal lives.
“You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas” which is translated Peter. (JN 1:42)
We ask today that God grant us an ever-growing understanding of his Word, as unveiled for us in the life and words of Jesus. Let us be filled with its light and share that light with others
" 'I am the voice of one crying out in the desert, "Make straight the way of the Lord," as Isaiah the prophet said." ' " (John 1:22)
“God send the Spirit of his Son into our hearts...so you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then also an heir, through God.” (GAL 4:4-7)
May we feel at home with God and God with us! Enjoy your family. I wish you all a very Happy and blessed New Year 2018!
When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee,
to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.
“the way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments.” (1 John 2:3)
Lord help us to understand the value of life in a world disturbed by destructive evil forces that destroy and abuse human life May the many relationships that we hold in life, lead us to realize that you are the master of our lives and to you we return. On this feast of holy innocents, we surrender our children into your loving care. Amen