Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Saturday has gotten off to a good start.
This morning I find myself getting ready for my first mission this Lent. I will be giving a mission every week this Lent. Most of my missions will be in the New York area with one mission in Ohio. I will begin my first mission this evening as I will be preaching all the masses this weekend at Maria Regina Parish in Seaford, NY. The mission will formally begin Monday and come to an end Wednesday evening. Please keep the faith community of Maria Regina Parish and all who come to the mission in your prayers and if you could say an extra prayer for the preacher it would be greatly appreciated!
My prayer of blessing for us today is that no matter what we are doing today, whether it be resting or busy about many things that God will bless us with the wisdom and grace to recognize the presence of God within us and in the people around us. Blessings to all and again, enjoy your day; enjoy your weekend. Do not forget to give God a little time this weekend! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Almighty and ever-loving God, look with compassion and mercy on our humanness, on all our struggles and weaknesses. Strengthen us for the journey ahead. Give us the wisdom to follow your call. Enliven us with the grace to be repairers and restorers of your love. Help us to be people of mercy and hope and to bring that mercy and hope to all we meet. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Friday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Friday is starting off well.
My prayer of blessing today is that God’s blessings will be upon all of you who journey with me through this life and through Lent. May today be a good end to the work week and may it be the beginning of a restful and relaxing weekend. Blessings and peace to all! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O God, help us to walk in your ways. May our lives be about the gifts of your love and may our words, actions and works bring life to others and ourselves. May we never do anything for show but for the honor and glory of the kingdom. May what we do always reflect a concern for others. Be with us always and when we struggle may we always hear your voice say, "Do not fear, here I am!" Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday greetings and blessings to all. The ashes have faded from our foreheads and are we are now ready to begin our journey through Lent. I hope your Thursday is starting off well?
My prayer of blessing for today is that God will bless us with the energy to be joyful people today. That we will see the gift of the road that we have chosen and celebrate that gift with all we meet. May we choose life and blessing all day today, by taking up our cross with the strength of our faith, the energy of our hope and the richness of our love! Blessing to all today. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O God of Life, as we stand before the roads that this day presents to us, enliven us with the wisdom to choose the road of life. As we walk this road less travel keep us ever mindful that we are not alone that you walk with us. Strengthen us for the crosses, the challenges of this road. Grace us with the hope that we will always find your presence, your forgiveness, your mercy, your truth and your love as we make this journey. May we choose the road of life today and let it make all the difference in our life and in the lives of all we meet. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to all on this Ash Wednesday – welcome to Lent! I hope you will find the time today to say a little prayer and to be signed by ashes that will send you on your own journey of Lent.
My prayer of blessing today comes from the liturgy itself – I pray that God blesses us all with the wisdom to know just how fragile we are that we came from dust and it is to dust that our bodies will return. I pray for God’s blessing of strength that we can turn away from the things that lead us away from God and that we can be faithful to the Gospel. May today be truly a blessed one and may it be the beginning of a wonderful, faith filled journey through Lent. May it be a journey that renews you, strengthens you and enlivens you with the gifts of God's Faith, Hope and Love! Peace in Christ's Passion...Fr. Paul
Ash Wednesday Prayer: O God, with ashes on our forehead we begin Lent knowing that the rest of the journey will not be pubic like today but perhaps more personal, more one on one with you. We will give up things or perhaps do things to hopefully focus our lives on what is most important. We will pray to draw strength for the journey. We will give of ourselves as your ambassadors so that it is not just about "me" but about "us" about You! And so as we journey we ask you to create in us a clean heart and renew in us a steadfast spirit. Help us to remember that now, today is the right time, the acceptable time to encounter and know your love. Fill us with the hope that by your grace we are journeying together in your love. Amen!
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Tuesday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your Tuesday is starting off well.
As we find ourselves beginning Fat Tuesday, our last day before entering the long journey of Lent let us be mindful of what the journey of Lent will call us to – reflection, disciplined and most importantly prayer. As a Passionist I celebrated a special memorial mass this morning that we are always asked to celebrate on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday – The Prayer of Jesus in the Garden. It is our way of preparing for the journey of prayer that lent needs to be. Enjoy this final day before Lent but also give a little time to preparation for the journey we are about to undertake.
My prayer of blessing today is that our Tuesday will be blessed with the presence of God throughout the day. May God bless our work, our interactions with others, our travels, our relationships and most importantly all of us today! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O God, in whom all things live, who commanded us to seek you, who are always ready to be found: to know you is life, to serve you is freedom, to praise you is our soul’s delight. We bless you and adore you, we worship you and magnify you, we give thanks to you for your great glory, though Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Prayer by St. Augustine of Hippo)
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!