Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday blessings and greetings to all! I hope your Wednesday is starting off well!
In the spirit of the Gospel today my prayer of blessing this morning is that God will bless our day with the grace of gratitude for the generosity of God. May we be blessed throughout this day and always with the compassion, mercy, love and generousness of God in the places we go, in the people we meet, in the things we do and in the gift of who we are in this world today! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
We live today…
Christ with us,
Christ before us,
Christ behind us,
Christ in us,
Christ beneath us,
Christ above us,
Christ on our right,
Christ on our left,
Christ when we lie down,
Christ when we sit down,
Christ when we arise,
Christ in the heart of every person who thinks of us,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of us,
Christ in every eye that sees us,
Christ in every ear that hears us.
We live today…
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the Threeness,
Through confession of the Oneness
of the Creator of creation.
We live today…Thankful for a generous and loving God! Amen.
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Tuesday greeting and blessing to all. I hope your day has started off well. I get the sense it is going to be another warm and humid day here in the New York area. May the weather be a bit better wherever you are.
I would like to thank all of you who offered prayers for me yesterday. The colonoscopy seemed to go well. There were three areas that need further examination, but the doctor was not concerned so neither am I! Today, it is back to normal life and normal eating. Thanks for all your good thoughts and prayers.
My prayer of blessing for us today is a simple litany asking God to help us along the way – Loving God, we pray for your blessing today in the midst of this summer day and our busy life. If we find ourselves struggling with the heat and humidity of summer remind us of the cold days of winter. If we are under the weather touch us with your healing presence. If we are busy guide us to a moment of peace. If we are frustrated grace us with an acknowledgement of the gift of your presence. If we find ourselves angry today help us to let it go. If we find ourselves alone embrace us so that we know that are not. O God bless us with what we need to live our lives of faith this day!
May we live with a sense of gratitude today so that we will be blessed with a good day and graced with God’s love in all our endeavors. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Loving God, we come before you in grateful prayer today. We are grateful for this moment of life. We are grateful for each breath we take. We are grateful for our life. And so, we thank you for our challenges for they help us to grow. We thank you for our many gifts for they help us to smile. We thank you for our many circles of support for they hold our hand. We thank you for our body for it is our vehicle of living. We thank you for our heart for it reminds us to love. We thank you for our mind for its abundance. We thank you for our friendship with you for it inspires us. Loving God, we thank you and we are grateful for life and the opportunity to live it with you! Amen.
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Monday greetings and blessings to everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend and that in the busyness of life you got a little rest and relaxation.
In a little while I will head out for my colonoscopy which is schedule for 8:30 am this morning. I have been up since 3:15 am when I had to drink the second of two bottles of the magic formula. I don’t think there is anything left in my colon, my stomach or anywhere else. Wish me a good test today and say a little prayer please!
My prayer of blessing today for all of us is that God will bless our day with peace. That the blessing of peace will be in our travels, our relationships, our activities, our encounters with others, our work and within each one of us!
Have a great Monday everyone and may God bless you with a day gifted in peace, joy, laughter and much love! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
O Loving God, today we pray three things, to see you more clearly, to love you more dearly, and to follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen! (Adapted from the Godspell Song - Day By Day)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Sunday greetings and blessings to all. I hope your Sunday is starting off well. In a little while I will be headed to Chappaqua, NY to celebrate the 10 am mass. Then I will return home for a quite day of liquids only as I prepare for my colonoscopy tomorrow morning.
My prayer of blessing today is that God’s blessings will be upon our Sunday filling it with the richness of joy, hope and the goodness of God’s presence. May today be filled with God’s Holy Spirit that will enable us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we run the race of life! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
O Lord, when we receive you we accept our day just as it is.
We do not need to have any lofty feelings in our heart to recount to you.
We can lay our day before you just as it is,
for we receive it from you yourself,
the day and its inward light,
the day and all its meaning,
the day and the power to endure it,
the pure awareness of it,
which becomes the faint vision of your eternal life. (Adapted from a prayer by Fr. Karl Rahner, S.J.)
Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to all. It is a cloudy morning here in the New York area. I am not sure whether we will have rain today or if this is just the clouds of humidity and will burn off soon. I have not checked the weather as of yet. I hope wherever you are that it is a good start to the day and that you will be blessed with a great Saturday!
My prayer of blessing for all of us today is that our day and weekend will be restful and relaxing far from the busyness that life often heaps upon us. I pray that we have had a good day and weekend whether we are working, vacationing or traveling. I also pray that our day will be blessed with people that will gift your life with laughter, smiles and fun. Don’t forget to give a little time to God this weekend. Remember one hour is not a lot of time and God will appreciate hearing from you!
Blessings to all today and throughout the weekend, be safe if you are traveling and don’t forget to smile. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Today’s Prayer: Loving God, help us today and always, as Jesus said, to become a child once again. Help us to know that we are loved by you. Help us to let go of pride and pretense. Help us to trust so that we can let go of all our futile and unnecessary attempts to prove that we are worthy of your love. Let us know the humble prayer of being your much-loved child. Amen!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!