Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Saturday is getting off to a good start. We seem to be in for a cold by nice day here in the New York area. I hope the same is true by you.
Around 10:30 am this morning I will head out for Ridgefield, CT where I will celebrate a 1:00 pm wedding at St. Mary’s Church. Please keep Lisa and Michael along with their families and friends as they celebrate this wonderful day in their life. Also, if you could say a little prayer for the celebrant and preacher it would be greatly appreciated!
May your Saturday be blessed with the warmth of the sun lighting up the beauty of God’s creation and the warmth of many smiles greeting you and guiding you through the gift of all the experiences that this day will bring. May your day be rich in the blessings of God’s grace, mercy, hope, joy and love wherever you go and in and through whomever you meet. And may you always be blessed in finding God’s presence within yourself! Have a great Saturday with many blessings and much peace! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, may your overabundance of mercy, patience and grace lead us through the many obstacles that we place in the way of your love today and always! (Adapted from St. Gertrude the Great)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Friday greetings and blessing to all. I hope your Friday is starting off well. It has to be better than yesterday afternoon and evening. It was a horror story here in New York. We were not ready for the snow and it created a mess. What a way to start off winter! It doesn’t create a good vibe for what is to come!
I it is going a cold rainy and windy Friday morning but at least the road finally seem clear. It will be a busy day as I have mass at the Wartburg Home and a wedding rehearsal this evening in Ridgefield, CT. I hope the travel and weather are a bit better today.
I hope all you well have a good and productive Friday and that you are looking forward to a restful and relaxing weekend.
For my blessing prayer today, I am going to use an old Irish Blessing and it is my prayer for all of you today – “Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. Deep peace of the shining stars to you. Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.” Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, we join today with every creature, every plant, every rock and grain of sand to proclaims the glory of our Creator. We celebrate this day through color, shape, scent and form. It is our multi-sensory song of praise.
God creator of all, we join with the whole of your creation in praising you through the fragrance, melody, harmony and spirit of our lives. Amen!
(Adapted from a prayer found on Faith and Worship - Christian Prayers and Resources)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your Thursday is starting off well? If not remember you are in my prayers throughout the day in the hope by the end of this day you will have encounter the presence of God that will make all the difference.
We are expecting our first wintery mix of weather here in the New York area sometime today. Not the kind of weather I am looking for, but I have not control over it. I hope the weather by you is a little more life-giving!
My prayer of blessing for all us today is – Loving God, giver of all good gifts, bless us today with hearts that love you, so that by deepening our sense of respect and reverence for you we may nurture within ourselves and others only what is good. Bless us with your watchful care throughout this day so that wherever we go and whatever we do it will be for you. Bring us home safe to those we love that we might celebrate the gift of family, of friendship, of community, of your love so that our sleep will be restful, and we will be energized to welcome you tomorrow! Blessings upon everyone as you journey through this day! It is good to be back connected with you. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O Lord, your word is as firm as the heavens, keep us always united that firmly to you. Then we will experience how blessed are those whose help comes from you. Where we are blind, you will enable us to see. May your kingdom always extend over us, your kingdom of strength and sweetness. Amen! (Adapted from a prayer by Fr. Carroll Stuhlmueller, C.P.)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Wednesday is starting off well. The rain has stopped but the cold is settling in. We are to possibly get a wintery mix of weather tomorrow. Winter seem to be approaching rather quickly. I hope the weather by you is a little better.
My blessing prayer today is that God will bless us today with a sense of reverence for life and the presence of God. That like the ten lepers in the Gospel today we ask God’s mercy on all who are in need of God’s mercy this day. Finally, we ask God to strengthen our faith so that we may believe in the mercy of God that can bring healing, health and peace to all.
Loving God bless us with your peace so that the struggles, the difficulties and the challenges of this day do not get us down but help us to know of your presence and love in our life!
Loving God renew our spirits so that we may live this day in your service, in your presence and in your love. Help us to always be thankful for all that you have done for us. Amen! Blessings throughout your Wednesday everyone. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love,
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O God of Peace, grant that we may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
(Adapted from a prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Tuesday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your day has started off well? It is a very rainy morning here in the New York area. It started in the middle of the night and is still coming down as I write. It is going to be a yucky morning, but it is supposed to come to an end by the afternoon. My guess is that it will be a damp and chilly day! I hope the weather is nicer by you.
My prayer of bless for today – Loving God bless us – Bless us and keep us safe. Let your face shine upon us and show us your compassion and mercy especially in those moments when we may struggle. May your love and peace embrace us, all we meet and especially those we love. May our journeys be safe, and may we find our way home at some point today to enjoy your gift of a restful evening and night. Amen! Blessings to all and enjoy your day! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O God, strengthen us with the grace of your Holy Spirit and give your peace to our souls that we may be free from all needless anxiety, solicitude, and worry. Help us to desire always what is pleasing and acceptable to you so that your will may be our will. Amen (Adapted from a prayer by St. Frances Xavier Cabrini)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!