Today’s Blessing Prayer: Friday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Friday has started off well. I hope your end of the work week is a good one and that you are looking forward to a great weekend with a little rest and relaxation! If things are busy today I hope it is a good busy. If not, I hope you can make it through today and that tomorrow will be better.
My prayer of blessing today is a simple one that all continue to be blessed by God so that we can truly be people of God’s mercy on our journey through Lent and life. I pray that in some way we all will feel and experience God's blessing, God’s joy, God’s mercy and God's love today. Have a great Friday everyone! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Almighty and ever living God, strengthen us on our journey through life today. Help us to be open to your presence in the many different ways you might walk into our life. Give us the wisdom to recognize you and the trust to follow your way. Bless us with the hope and joy that all things that come from you are gifts of your love. Forgive us for our moments of selfishness and envy. Enliven our hearts so that we will always be your joy and love in the world. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your Thursday is starting off well? I am getting to my reflections today a little late. When I returned home for my mission last night the boiler was off and the temperature in the house was 56 degrees. I got the boiler working again but it took a long time to get the house comfortable again, and I am not moving very fast this morning!
The mission at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in East Northport, NY ended nicely last night. It was a good and spirit filled three days and I think many good things happen. I thank you for all your prayers this week. I have a short break now before I head to the Middle Village, Queens, NY for my next mission beginning on Saturday.
My prayer of blessing today is that God’s blessings will be upon everyone and that we all will have a peaceful Thursday without too many struggles or problems. I pray that today will be rich in presence of God especially in the people we encounter throughout this day. Blessings upon everyone today, have a great day and enjoy the day wherever you are! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, direct our hearts this day to be your servants in all we do. Enliven us with the fire of your Spirit of Love. Grace us with a steadfast faith, a spirited hope so that all we do will be effective in helping ourselves and others experience your loving presence. You are the Heart of Love and we want to place all our trust in you. We know that we are not perfect, we struggle with our weaknesses, but we place our hope in you to bring about the richness of life this day from your goodness. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to all! I hope all of you have gotten off to a good start today and may your day to be blessed with many good things and many encounters with God’s grace. If it hasn’t been a good start to the day hang in there I am praying that your day will only get better.
My start to this new day is once again an early start and in a few hours I will begin the last day of our mission here at St. Anthony of Padua Parish. Please continue to pray for the faith community here at St. Anthony’s and for their preacher.
May God bless us all today with the gifts of faithfulness, hopefulness and loving care for others. May God bless us with the strength to stake our lives on the promises of God. Have a faith filled day with many blessings and much peace. As always you are in my prayers. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God help us today and always to be your disciples. Teach us the value of good works for others. Grace us with the energy and spirit that will make us joyous and merciful servants with a willingness to give of the gifts we have for the good of others and the Kingdom. Bestow upon us an abundance of your compassionate love so that we have the strength to walk down any road in life knowing you will never leave us to face the journey alone! Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Happy Feast of St. Joseph and Monday greetings to all. I hope your day has started off well and that you are looking forward to a productive and life giving day. We had a nice opening day and evening to the mission here at St. Anthony’s yesterday and I am looking for more of the same today. Please continue to keep the faith community of St. Anthony of Padua in your prayers and if you could say an extra prayer for their preacher it would be appreciated!
My prayer of blessing today is that through the intercession of St. Joseph, all of us will remain focused on our faith, on our relationship with God and on all the wonderful things God has done for us. May we never give in to hopelessness and look elsewhere to a god the world creates. Many blessings to all today, success in your endeavors, safety in your travels and many experiences of God’s presence throughout the day! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, we honor your faithful servant, St. Joseph today. Help us with your grace to be your faith filled servants too. Enable us to be compassionate like Joseph to those around us. Give us the wisdom of Joseph so that we to will see your plan in every aspect of our lives. Gift us with a love like Joseph so that we to can make a difference with our lives. Touch us with the joy of Joseph so that we will always find the gift of God’s presence in everything we do. Good St. Joseph pray for us and watch over us. Help us to always find the value of family life no matter how difficult the world makes it. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Monday greetings and blessings to everyone! I hope your Monday is starting off well? I hope you has a nice St. Patrick’s Day yesterday. As for me, I made it through Sunday preaching at five masses beginning at 7:30 am and ending around 8:00 pm. People seemed excited about the mission so we will see what happens today. I ask your prayers for the faith community here at St. Anthony of Padua in East Northport, NY and for their preacher. May this be a good three days for them and me!
I am told that we are about ready to enter March Madness. So, if college basketball is your thing or your favorite school or alma mater has made it into the tournament – Good Luck with your brackets. I hope it is an exciting time for you but please don’t forget Lent and God during March Madness!
My prayer of blessing today is that you will have a great day, with many blessings as you begin a new school week, work week or just a new week. May it be one that runs smoothly and peacefully with many graced moments! May we all be blessed with the strength of God to guide us, the power of God to uphold us, the wisdom of God to enlighten us. Many blessings today wherever you are, upon whatever you are or will be doing and upon whomever you meet and interact with. Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Great and awesome God, bless us today with the gifts of your mercy and forgiveness not just for our own lives but that these gifts will be alive within us. Help us to be your disciples who bring a positive attitude and voice to the world today. Grace us with the wisdom to find the goodness in ourselves and the people we encounter. Guide us so that we do not respond to a negative with a negative. Make us workers who help to build your peaceable Kingdom as we live our life today! Amen!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!