We are launching a new feature: you can ask us to pray for you. From the beginning of creation, religious people have prayed for each other. From the earliest days of Christianity, the words of Saint Paul in his first letter to the Thessalonians invited Christians to pray unceasingly. “Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
Category: Daily Prayer
We all have a limit. There are, for each of us, those moments where we have come to the end of our rope. There is that one bad thing too much, the one challenge too many, the one bad comment. There comes for all of us that moment where we have had it. Moses, the great prophet, the Law-giver, has met his limits with the people. He cannot take it anymore.
Moses lasted a lot longer than I would have. All the people have done since they left Egypt (where they were slaves) is complain. They were afraid. Take us back. We have no food. We don’t like this manna. We want meat. We hate all this meat. Take us back. And, yeah, did I mention they were SLAVES in Egypt?
Spiritually it is easy to see when someone hits their limits. We hit our limits when we try to do everything on our own. Just work harder, we think. Just do more. The apostles hit their limits too. Feed them yourselves. Jesus teaches a lesson about true food. Trust me. Let me show you how God feeds people when God is in charge.
St Mary Magdalene, you came with springing tears to the spring of mercy, Christ; from him your burning thirst was abundantly refreshed through him your sins were forgiven; by him your bitter sorrow was consoled.
My dearest lady, well you know by your own life how a sinful soul can be reconciled with its creator, what counsel a soul in misery needs, what medicine will restore the sick to health.
It is enough for us to understand, dear friend of God, to whom were many sins forgiven, because she loved much.
Most blessed lady, I who am the most evil and sinful of men do not recall your sins as a reproach, but call upon the boundless mercy by which they were blotted out.
Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, We seek your prayer and intercession to use our gifts and talents to their fullest ability. Just as you became known for service to the poor and needy, diplomat, scholar and preacher, so too, for us, ask Jesus to help us use our gifts. Pray we may be mindful of the […]
A prayer for rest
you have given us the power to do many things. Sometimes we can become so busy with activity that we forget to take time to step away and rest. You reminded the disciples often of this need. Help us to rest, so that we might remember again those things that are really important. Help us to relax, and so recharge ourselves by opening up to the power of rest. Help us always to remember to value those moments of rest, whether it is vacation, a day off, or even just a small break. Help us to make a retreat, either great or small, so that we can come to know you better. Help us to remember that value that the people in our lives have. Let us never become so busy we forget them. Help us always to be open to your priorities in our lives. Lead us away for a while with you. We ask this in the name of Jesus, who is Lord, forever and ever. Amen.
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? And how can people preach unless they are sent?”
–Romans 10: 13-15
My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
On the Dominican Calendar, today is the day we celebrate Blessed Ceslaus, OP.
O God, we praise Thee, and acknowledge Thee to be the supreme Lord. Everlasting Father, all the earth worships Thee. All the Angels, the heavens and all angelic powers, All the Cherubim and Seraphim, continuously cry to Thee: Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts! Heaven and earth are full of the Majesty of Thy […]
Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.