Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your day is starting off well. It is the last day of August and I take pause to wonder where the summer has gone? It always seems to slip by if only the winter would be so sneaky!
My prayer of blessing today is that our Loving God, the giver of all good gifts, will bless all of you today with hearts that love you, so that by deepening your sense of respect and reverence for yourself you may nurture within yourselves and others only what is good. May God bless you with his watchful care throughout this day so that wherever you go and whatever you do it will be in, and through and with God. May God bring you home safe to those you love that you might celebrate the gift of family, of friendship, of community, of your love so that your sleep will be restful and you will be energized to welcome tomorrow! May God bless your journey through this last day of August! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: I pray, most gentle Jesus, deliver me from all evils, past, present, and to come. Give me a lively faith, a firm hope, and perfect charity, so that I may love you with all my heart, and all my soul, and all my strength. Make me steadfast in good works and grant me perseverance in your service, so that I may please you always. Amen (Prayer by St. Clare of Assisi)
Today's Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your day has started off well and that you have been gifted at least by nature with a beautiful day!
I continue to prayer for the people of Texas and Louisiana as they continue to deal with rain, flooding and all that goes with these natural forces. I pray for those who have lost their lives, been injured, loss property, been displaced and are finding it hard to cope with all these things. I pray for those helping them by giving of their time, talent and resources. I pray for all working around the clock. I pray for an end to the rain.
My prayer of blessing is that God’s blessings will be upon all of you today that your day will be filled with many positives and that the negatives will only be fleeting moments. May the richness of God’s grace and blessings be upon all you, upon everyone you meet and upon everyone you love! May there be many words, signs and people of encouragement in your life today! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Grant us, O God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, the wisdom to find you, behavior pleasing to you, faithful diligence in waiting for you, and the hope of finally embracing you. Amen. (Adapted from a prayer by St. Thomas Aquinas)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Tuesday greetings and blessings to all. We find ourselves making our way through the last days of August and getting ready to welcome September – my how time flies when you are having fun. In less than a week we will celebrate Labor Day, a day some call the end of summer. I know many are already into the school mode but for most in the New York area they get a reprieve until next week. Well regardless of place, age or state of life summer is ending in the northern hemisphere and perhaps if we can we should take some time to enjoy it.
I hope your Monday is starting off well and that you will enjoy a good day weather wise and all other ways. We remember in our prayers the people of Texas and other parts of the Gulf states who are trying to make sense out of their lives and situations right now. We pray for those who have passed, those grieving and those trying to put their lives back together again. Lord, hold all the people who are struggling today in your strong hands!
My prayer of blessing this Tuesday morning is that whatever your situation whether it be the beginning of a new school year, in the midst of a work week, the last week of vacation or just another day – nothing special – may God’s blessing be upon you wherever you find yourself. May God bless you with the grace you need to live this day and in living this day may you bring God’s presence to all you meet! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Enlighten what is dark within us…
Strengthen what is weak within us…
Mend what is broken within us…
Bind what is bruised within us…
Heal what is sick within us…
And lastly – revive whatever peace, joy and love that have died within us…
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Monday greetings to all! I hope this finds you well today and rested from a weekend that was blessed by some down time with family and friends.
I would like to send a shout out to the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the African Province. Today is the 6th Anniversary of the beginning of their province and they will install the first native African sister as provincial. It is a special day for all School Sisters of Notre Dame but especially those in African. It is an alive and growing province and I would just like to say happy anniversary, many blessings upon the new provincial and all the sisters today and into the future. May the spirit of St. Augustine energize and enliven the ministry, the work and the lives of all who call themselves School Sisters of Notre Dame and who serve the people of Africa!
My prayer of blessing on this feast of St. Augustine of Hippo be that God will bless all of you on this Monday. For some it is the beginning of a new school year, for others it is the beginning of a new work week, for others it may be the first or last week of vacation and for still others it might be the last day of this life. May God’s blessing be upon you wherever you find yourselves. May God bless you with the spirit of St. Augustine as you journey through this day! May God bless you with the grace you need to live this day and in living this day may you bring God’s presence to all you meet! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
O God, to know you is life. To serve You is freedom. To praise you is the soul's joy and delight. Guard us with the power of Your grace here and in all places. Now and at all times, forever. Amen. (Adapted from a prayer by St. Augustine)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Sunday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your Sunday has started off well on this last weekend of August. It is hard to believe that the summer is almost over. Life at times seems to go too fast. I need at least another month of summer but I am not going to get it!
My blessing prayer today is that your Sunday will be blessed with beautiful weather like mind is. That your Sunday will be rich in rest, good people, smiles, laughter and love. That your Sunday will be graced with God’s presence through nature, people and quite moment of solitude. That your Sunday will find you giving God at least a few moments of our time and that your Sunday will prepare you to embrace the journey of life that is ahead of you with purpose, meaning, joy, hope and love! Have a great Sunday everyone and Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: O God, Source of all mercy! We acknowledge your sovereign power. While recalling the wasted years that are past, we believe that you, our Lord, can in an instant turn loss into gain. We firmly believe that you can do all things. Please restore to us the time lost, giving us your grace, your blessing, your mercy and your love, both now and in the future, that we may appear before you as a foundation stone of your faith community. Amen! (A prayer adapted from a prayer by St. Teresa of Avila)