Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to all. It is going to be another hot, humid and rainy day here in the New York area. Storm pasted through late last night and early this morning, but the humidity did not break. Perhaps it will tomorrow. I hope if you are outside the New York area that the weather is a little more life giving and energizing by you.
My prayer of blessing for all of you today is that your weekend will be a restful and relaxing far from the busyness that life often heaps upon us. I pray you have had a good weekend whether you are working, vacationing or traveling. I also pray that your day will be blessed with people that will gift your life with laughter, smiles and fun. Don’t forget to give a little time to God this weekend. Remember one hour is not a lot of time and God will appreciate hearing from you!
Blessings to all today and throughout the weekend, be safe if you are traveling and don’t forget to smile. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, help us today and always, as Jesus said, to become a child once again. Help us to know that we are loved by you. Help us to let go of pride and pretense. Help us to trust so that we can let go of all our futile and unnecessary attempts to prove that we are worthy of your love. Let us know the humble prayer of being your much-loved child. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Friday greetings and blessings to all! It is another day with a heat advisory here in the New York are. If you are outside the New York area I hope things are a little cooler and less humid for you!
My prayer of blessing today is that God will bless your Friday with the richness of his presence, mercy, joy and peace. That God’s blessings will help your work day to go quickly, your vacation day to go slower, your travel day to go safely, and that whatever your day entails you may be blessed with good people, many smiles, much laughter and God’s love. Have a great Friday everyone. Stay cool. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O God, here is our heart, here it is with all its secrets. Look into our thoughts, O God our hope, and take away all our wrong thinking and feelings. Let our eyes be ever on you and release our feet from whatever holds them from walking towards you. We ask you to live with us, to lead us, to make our hearts your holy temple, a fit dwelling for you our loving and merciful God. Amen (Adapted from a prayer by St. Augustine of Hippo)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your day is starting off well. It is a beautiful sunny morning here in Pelham but very humid. It is going to be an oppressive day I think if you have to be outside all the time. Thankful I don’t have to be out all day.
I pray and hope your day will be blessed with the richness of God's blessings. May you have a day blessed with a strong faith, a life-giving hope, rich love and energizing joy. Stay cool everyone! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O most gentle Jesus, deliver us from all evils, past, present and future. Give us a lively faith, a strong hope and endless love today, so that we may love you with all our heart, and all our soul, and all our strength. Make us steadfast in good works and grant us perseverance in your service, so that we may please you always. Amen. (Adapted from the prayer by St. Clare of Assisi)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to all and happy feast of the Assumption of Mary! I hope your day is starting off well and that you will be able to give Mary and God a little time today! Apparently, the heat is coming back today and tomorrow. In the New York area we have a heat advisory for this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon. It was nice having the air conditioning off the last couple of days, but this is August.
I know that my life has been touched by Mary’s presence often. So, in the spirit of the Feast of the Assumption I pray that God will bless you with the humble and loving spirit of Mary’s presence in your life today. That you will be touched by the compassion, nurturing, loving and joyful spirit of Mary as you journey through this day and always. May Mary, the Mother of Jesus, always bring your struggles, your needs to her loving Son turning the ordinary water of life into the extraordinary wine of God’s love!
My prayer for all of you today is that you too will find the gift of peace and joy through the intercession of Mary as you journey through life today and always. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Friends as we pause for prayer today let us turn to Mary and ask for the gift of her spirit to guide our journey through life…
Dearest Mary who carried Christ in her womb and accompanied the first steps of the Church, may you help us to place Christ and his community called church always at the center of our life and our ministry. O Mary, who was the first and the most perfect disciple of your Son, may your spirit help us to let ourselves be loved by Christ and to follow and serve Him in every situation. Loving Mary who responded to the announcement of the Angel with the most profound humility, may your spirit help us to recognize our own inadequateness within the treasure that has been entrusted to us and to always live humbly in the presence of God. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Tuesday greetings and blessings to everyone! I hope your day has gotten off to a good start! After a long day of rain yesterday, I am not sure what today will bring here in the New York area. Whatever today bring may it be blessed by God’s presence and I hope the same is true by you.
I pray that all of you will have a great day wherever you are and through whatever kind of day you will face. If you are in the midst of a rainy day – stay dry, if the sun is out soak it in. In other words, be grateful for whatever kind of day you face – keep smiling and remember you are a gift and if you share your gift you will make it possible for others to have a wonderful day too! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
O God be merciful to us, because of your constant love. Because of your great mercy forgive us of our sins! We recognize our faults; we need to always conscious of our sins so that none of your little ones are ever lost again.
O God create a new and pure heart in us and put a new and loyal spirit in us. Do not expel us from your presence; do not take your Holy Spirit away from us. Give us the joy that comes from your love and help us to always make the right choices in life. Loving God be kind to us and help us to rebuild your Church. Amen! (Adapted from Psalm 51)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!