An Extra Tuesday Prayer to Prepare Us for Lent: Lord, our God, we are in the shadow of your wings. Protect us and bear us up. When you are our strength, we are strong; but when we are our own strength, we are weak. Our good always lives in your presence, and we suffer when we turn our faces away from you. We now return to you, O Lord, that we may never turn away again. Amen (St. Augustine of Hippo) - Loving God, bless our journey of Lent!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: My prayer of blessing for all of us today is that God will continue to bless all of us with his life-giving presence and that God will grace us with the strength and energy to share that presence wherever we go and with whomever we meet! Blessings to all today, have a great day, and know that God is with you! If you are celebrating Mardi Gras today enjoy but be safe and smart! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, in you is found the fullness of life and unconditional Love. We place ourselves in your hands each day, asking that you make holy all that we are, all that we have, and all that we offer you. Keep us firm in our faith and strong in your service. Create in us a new heart that we might meditate on the Passion of Christ, and find a peace that always welcomes us home. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: My prayer of blessing for all of you today is that your love may more and more abound in wisdom, knowledge, understanding and wealth of experience so that you may continue to learn to value the things that really matter and that you will always be blessed with a harvest of faith, hope and love which God has planted within you. Blessings to all today and Happy Feast of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother – a Passionist Saint and Feast day! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Compassionate God, at times our hearts seems troubled. When this happens, everything becomes an effort, life is difficult and we struggle to be faithful. In these moments remind me of Your Son’s words “For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God” Do not let us be afraid and thus give in to life’s troubles. Rather help us, stay close to you, by reaching out to others, doing something creative with passion, and always living the fullness of life. Enliven us always in Your Holy Spirit of hope, so that we may live life with Passion together. And may the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in my heart! Amen.
Today’s Blessing Prayer: My prayer of blessing on this Saturday morning is that this will be a day blessed in God's presence, grace and love. That it will be a day bless with wonderful experiences, safe travel, if you are traveling, and the rest and relaxation that will help you to enjoy the gift of your life! Have a great Saturday everyone and don’t forget to give God a little time this weekend. Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Take, O Lord, and receive my entire liberty, my memory, my understanding, and my entire will. All that I am and all that I possess you have given me: I surrender it all to you to be disposed of according to your will. Give me only your love and your grace; with these I will be rich enough, and I will desire nothing more. Amen. (St. Ignatius of Loyola)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: My prayer of blessing today is that all of us will encounter the wonderful tiny whispering sound of God’s presence in our life today. That all of us will be renewed in our journey, our mission in life and that in being honest with ourselves we will overcome fear, hurt, anger, loneliness, jealousy and fatigue to be the person of joy, hope and love that God has created us to be!
Enjoy your Friday and know you will all be in my prayers today and always. May your day be safe and when evening finally comes may it be blessed with rest and peace! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O God, give us insight into our friendships. Help us to see your gift of love, your presence in them. Help us to be faithful friends to others, loyal, generous and kind. Grant us the gift through our friendships to love and be loved. Bless our friends this day and always with the richness of life and the faithfulness of our love. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Well my friends, my prayer of blessing today is that you will have a great day. May whatever this day becomes for you be life giving. May whomever you meet bring a positive spirit to your day. May any travels this day be easy and safe. May God’s love and presence be with you and all whom you love today and always! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul