Today’s Blessing Prayer: Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your Christmas morning is one blessed by the gift of love in your life. I hope in the midst of all the celebrating, eating and laughter with family and friends you have not forgotten to give God a little time!
In the spirit of this day of joy, love and gathering here is my prayer of blessing for all…
May there be harmony in all your relationships. May sharp words, envious thoughts, and hostile feelings be dissolved.
May you give and receive love generously. May this love echo in your heart like the joy of church bells on a clear December day.
May each person who comes into your life be greeted as another Christ. May the honor given the Babe of Bethlehem be that which you extend to every guest who enters your presence.
May the Hope of this sacred season settle in your soul. May it be a foundation of courage for you when times of distress occupy your inner land.
May the wonder and awe that fills the eyes of children be awakened within you. May it lead you to renewed awareness and appreciation of whatever you too easily take for granted.
May the bonds of love for one another be strengthened as you gather with family, community and friends around the table of festivity and nourishment.
May you daily open the gift of your life and be grateful for the hidden treasures it contains.
May the coming year be one of good health for you and those you love. May you have energy and vitality. May you care well for your body, mind and spirit.
May you keep your eye on the Star within you and trust this Luminescent Presence to guide and direct you each day.
May you go often to the Bethlehem of your heart and visit the One who offers you peace. And may you bring this peace into the world… (From Out of the Ordinary – “a Christmas Blessing” by Joyce Rupp)
I will remember all of you as I celebrate the Eucharist during this Christmas Season – Christmas blessings to all. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
PS I would like to remember a very dear friend who died on Thursday night Thursday night or early Friday morning, Alice Zentgraf. Alice was a wonderful faith filled woman, who had a profound effect of my life. Please keep Alice and her family in your prayers as they make their way through this time of loss.
I also remember my father in a special way today as it was 35 years ago this day that he was born into eternal life. Dad continue to watch over us and may you and Mom bless us with your spirits of love this day and always!
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!