Today’s Blessing Prayer: Wednesday greetings and blessings to all - Happy and blessed feast of All Saints - and welcome to November!
This has become an all too often phrase in our vocabulary – “They are in our prayers!” With the terror attack yesterday here in New York we all must pause again and hold all those affected by this tragic event in our prayers – those who lost their lives, those injured, those who mourn the loss of a loved one, friend, those who watched and felt relieved and helpless. All we can do for those affected is hold them in our prayers, but we can also work actively for peace as best we can and not think only of violence!
I offer a simple and peaceful blessing to all today – May our good and gracious God, bless us all as we celebrate this first day of November. May God bless us with gratitude for the gift of life, for those saints in our lives especially those who gave us life. May God bless us with gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate and live life with people we love. May God bless us with gratitude for the many people who touch our lives each day and bring us in touch with the presence and grace of God. May God, continue to bless us with people, places, experiences that give us strength to believe, to be faithful, to have hope, joy and to love. And may God bless us with the grace to keep living the gift that we are! I ask this blessing for all of us through Christ our Savior and Friend. Amen!
Have a great Wednesday! And don’t forget to give God a little time today too! Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul