Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to everyone. I hope the beginning of this new day and this last day of August finds you well and energized for a new adventure! It looks to be a beautiful day here in in the New York area. I hope the same is true wherever you are.
I pray for God’s blessings 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: Loving Jesus, you are the love that gives love. You are higher than the highest star, you are deeper than the deepest sea; you cherish us as your own family; you embrace us as your own spouse; you grace us as your own people; you welcome us as your own dearest friends. Let us and all the world praise you today! Amen. (Adapted from a prayer by St. Hildegard of Bingen)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Friday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your day has started off well and will only get better.
My prayer of blessing for all of us today is that as we get ready to move on into the busyness of September, that God will bless us with some time to pause and take into account our blessings, our gifts. The hopelessness of violence, anger and negativity seem to be all around us but as I have often learned if I pause and take some time away from the busyness of life I many times encounter God’s gifts in very real and wonderful ways. God’s presence is all around us, we just have to not let the noise of the world distract us from God. May God bless us with the gift of his presence today is some small way so that we know we are loved and not alone!
Have a great Friday everyone and please know as always you are in my prayers! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, you have called us to be one, to live in unity and harmony and yet we are divided. O Lord, break down the walls that separate us, tear down the fences of indifference and hatred, forgive us the sins that divide us, free us from pride and self-seeking, help us overcome our prejudices and fears, give us courage to open ourselves to others; by the power of your Holy Spirit, make us one. Amen (Adapted from a prayer by the World Council of Churches – 1983)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday 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!
My prayer of blessing today is that God’s blessings upon all of us today that our 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 of us, upon everyone we meet and interact with today and upon everyone we love! May there be many words, signs and people of encouragement in our 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: 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 would like to send a shout out to the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the African Province. Today is the 8th Anniversary of the beginning of their province. It is an alive and growing province and I would just like to say happy anniversary, many blessings 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!
As I said above, I hope your day has started off well and that you are getting a chance to enjoy the beauty of nature where you are today! My prayer of blessing for all today is that our – Loving God, the giver of all good gifts, will bless us today with hearts that love, so that by deepening our sense of respect and reverence for ourselves we may nurture within ourselves and others only what is good. May God bless us with a watchful care throughout this day so that wherever we go and whatever we do it will be in, and through and with God. May God bring us home safe to those we love that we might celebrate the gift of family, of friendship, of community, of our love so that our sleep will be restful, and we will be energized to welcome tomorrow! May God bless us with the spirit of St. Augustine as we journey through this day! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: 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: Tuesday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your Tuesday has started off well. I hope you will get a chance to enjoy the gift and beauty of nature where you are today!
n the spirit of St. Monica whom we honor today a shout out to all mothers that the gift of St. Monica’s spirit will be with you throughout your journey as mothers. And a prayer of thanks to all mothers, both living a deceased for their strength, courage, faithfulness and love!
I pray that God will bless all of us on this Tuesday. May God’s blessing be upon us wherever we find ourselves. May God bless us with the grace we need to live this day and in living this day may we bring God’s presence to all we meet! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, we pray today through the intercession of St. Monica for all mothers, grant them the grace to appreciate the dignity, grace and blessing which you have given them as mothers. Help them to realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with the privilege to share in your creative miracle of bringing new life into the world. Bless all mothers today and help them to be good, faithful, caring, nurturing and strong after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the grace of Jesus’ love and the intercession Mary and Monica we ask your continued blessings upon all families. Let mothers and fathers be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!