Today’s Blessing Prayer: Monday greetings and blessings to all! I hope your Monday is starting off well? The opening of our Mission and Eucharistic Devotion here at St. Joseph’s in Mechanicsburg, PA went well yesterday, and I am looking forward to the morning and evening sessions today. I will also be doing two sessions with the school kids, so you might say it will be a full day for me.
I would ask you to keep the faith community here at St. Joseph’s in your prayers today and if you have the opportunity to say a little extra prayer for their preacher it would be greatly appreciated!
I would also suggest that we continue to prayer for the people of Pittsburgh, the victims of the hate and terror attack on Saturday, their families and friends. Let us prayer for the first responders and all who have helped in the hours and days since the attack. Let us pray for our nation and ourselves that we will wake up to the hate, anger and lies of our leadership and be the instruments of God’s compassion, mercy and love.
As we begin these last few days of October we find ourselves getting ready to say “good bye” to October and its menagerie of colors, crisp morning air and sun drenched afternoons and we prepare to welcome November on Thursday, with its fading colors, ever darkening days and the hustle and bustle of the soon approaching holiday season. So in the midst of this in between week I offer this prayer of blessing to begin your week and send you on your way towards November…
Loving God, Creator of this new day, bless us this day so that we may live your truth in everything we do. That we may express your love and joy to everyone we meet. Touch us with your grace so that we may share our enthusiasm and make each moment better; so that we may give life to our hopes; so that we may walk by faith; so that we may dance and sing to your music of life; so that we will always embrace your mercy, your joy, your blessings and your love and make today and everyday worth remembering. Amen!
Have a great Monday everyone! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!