Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Saturday journey has started off well! My prayer of blessing for all of you today is that God will bless all your endeavors, your encounters, your times of solitude, your moments of busyness and your times of rest today. May this day be what you need it to be. May it be a gift from God that enables you to find the present of God in your life, especially within yourself! Have a great Saturday and don’t forget to give a little time to God this weekend. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving Jesus, 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 lead us as your own citizens; you welcome us as your own dearest friends. Let us and all the world praise you today and always! Amen. (Adapted from a prayer by St. Hildegard of Bingen)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Friday blessings and greeting and happy feast of the archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael! I hope your Friday has started well and that you have had a good week.
I would like to send a special shout out to my grand nephew Michael on this his feast day. Happy Feast Day Michael, may your patron saint, St. Michael, watch over you and protect you not only today but always!
My prayer of blessing today is to ask St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael, the three archangels whom we celebrate today to protect, guide and help you as you journey through this day and life. May they bring God’s grace, joy and love into your life and energize you with strength, goodness and love that you might share with whomever you meet today. May St. Michael make your travels and your day safe, may St. Gabriel bring you God’s Good News throughout the day and may St. Raphael bring God’s healing love to your hurts, struggles and negative encounters this day! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Loving God, you have given us archangels to assist us during our pilgrimage on earth. Saint Michael is our protector; so we ask him to come to our aid, to watch over all our loved ones, and to protect all of us from danger. Saint Gabriel is a messenger of the Good News; so we ask him to help us to clearly hear your voice, to teach us your truth and to help us find the joy of your Word! Saint Raphael is the healing angel; so we ask him to take to you all our prayers for healing, lifting all in need of healing into your presence so that through your mercy, love and grace they may be delivered back to us through your gift of healing.
Help us, O God, to realize more fully the gift of Michael, Gabriel and Raphael and their desire to serve us. Archangels, protect, guide and help us through this journey of life. Amen.
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Thursday blessings and greetings to all. I hope your day has started well? The weather has changed significantly in Lake Placid today, no more 80’s and 90’s. It is 52 at the moment and our high today will be 56 with a low of 30 tonight. Fall has finally arrived. This morning my prayer of blessing today is adapted from the Irish tradition - May God bless all of you today so that the road rises up to meet you and makes your journeys swift and easy. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And if the rain has to fall may it be soft upon the land and upon you. And may you be truly blessed by God holding you in the palm of his hand throughout this day and always!
Have a great day everyone! May it truly be blessed with many wonderful experiences, many gifted and loving people and the energy that a new day can bring! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Grant, O God, that we may never fall away in success or in failure; that we may not be prideful in prosperity nor dejected in adversity. Let us rejoice only in what unites us and sorrow only in what separates us. May we strive to please no one or fear to displease anyone except you, our God. May we see always the things that are eternal and never those that are only temporal. May we shun any joy that is without you and never seek any that is beside you. Loving God, may we delight in any work we do for you and tire of any rest that is apart from you. Gracious God, let us direct our hearts towards you, and in our failings, let us always seek forgiveness with the firm purpose of being better people. Amen! (Adapted from a prayer by St. Thomas Aquinas)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to everyone! I hope your Wednesday has started off well. My prayer for all of you today is that God will bless this midpoint in the work week with a day filled with his presence, grace, energy, patience, joy and love. May your day be truly rich in the gifts of faith, hope, joy and love which you will bring to everyone you meet by the way you live your life today! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Let nothing disturb us today,
Let nothing frighten us today,
Let nothing hold us back today,
Help us to know that all things are passing away:
But that God never changes,
And that patience obtains all things.
Help us to trust that whoever has God lacks nothing;
Because God alone suffices.
May we live, work, laugh, cry, play and be in God today. Amen
(Adapted from Teresa of Ávila)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope your day is starting off well! My prayer of blessing today is that God’s blessings will be upon you and all that you do today. May today be rich in the gift of family, friendship and peace. May you find the road today flat, smooth and easy to travel. May you find the gift and grace of God in everyone you meet and in everything you do. Most importantly may you find the gift of God within you as you live your life today! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Loving God, we pause for a moment and ask you hear and accept our prayers of praise for you today…
Be praised, loving God, through all your creatures, especially through my Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. And Brother Sun is beautiful and radiant in all his splendor! Of you, Most High, he bears the likeness.
Be praised, loving God, through Sister Moon and the stars; in the heavens you have made them, precious and beautiful.
Be praised, loving God, through Brothers Wind and Air, and clouds and storms, and all the weather, through which you give your creatures sustenance.
Be praised, loving God, through Sister Water; she is very useful, and humble, and precious, and pure.
Be praised, loving God, through Brother Fire, through whom you brighten the night. He is beautiful and cheerful, and powerful and strong.
Be praised, loving God, through our sister Mother Earth, who feeds us and rules us, and produces various fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
Be praised, loving God, through those who forgive for love of you; through those who endure sickness and trial. Happy those who endure in peace, for they will be crowned; happy are we today for in hearing your word you call us all to be sisters and brothers in you. Amen! (Adapted from a prayer by St. Francis of Assisi)