Category: Prayers

Presentation of the Lord

Posted: 2/7/20 | by | Category: Prayers, Reflections, Uncategorized

“The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, ‘Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted— and you yourself a sword will pierce—so that theContinue Reading »

Rich Man’s Poverty of Heart

Posted: 10/29/19 | by | Category: Prayers, Reflections, Uncategorized

Zacchaeus was a well to do and an influential tax collector. Many in his locality disliked him. Others even despised him. His greatest sin was his obvious greed. Greed is one the ancient 7 Deadly Sins precisely because Greed can and will in the long term oppress, deny and even destroy one’s neighbors, family members,Continue Reading »

God’s Mercy

Posted: 10/24/19 | by | Category: Prayers, Reflections, Uncategorized

Your life is a holy life, a sacred life and a precious life. It is precisely because God created you, ma and all humanity out of divine love and in His image and likeness. God has a role for you to play in the unfolding of his kingdom at hand. Our Lord sees in youContinue Reading »

Pray for Priests

Posted: 10/16/19 | by | Category: Prayers, Uncategorized

Today I write this column asking you to cut out my Prayer For Priests and place it in your prayer book, Bible, with your rosary, on the refrigerator, in your car, or another place you will see it. Then when you see it, be willing to take a few moments each day and pray forContinue Reading »

Prayer

Posted: 5/17/19 | by | Category: Easter Season, Prayers, Uncategorized

Prayer is the language of the human heart. Prayer can be expressed in the silence of a late night when one’s heart cries out using no oral words. No! Our Lord knows more fully than you or me, that prayer is in fact the silent cries deeply embedded in the very depth of one’s self.Continue Reading »

My Lord God

Posted: 5/14/19 | by | Category: Prayers, Uncategorized

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doingContinue Reading »

If only…

Posted: 11/15/18 | by | Category: Prayers, Reflections, Uncategorized

If only I could be closer to You, dear Lord. If I could just reach out my hand and touch You and feel Your infinite and merciful touch. If only I could grasp You in a mere moment of my full understanding of You, my beloved Lord and God. Where are You at the momentsContinue Reading »

Thank You, O Lord

Posted: 11/12/18 | by | Category: Prayers, Uncategorized

Thank You, O Lord, for letting me live another day. Thank You, O Lord for the provision of adequate shelter. Thank You, O Lord, for the many gifts of adequate foods, crops and waterways and other beneficial resources. Thank You, O Lord, for the bountiful crops of the fields, fruits of the orchards, and variousContinue Reading »

Teach me your ways

Posted: 7/3/18 | by | Category: Prayers, Uncategorized

Lord, teach me to follow your footsteps, to bring Your love into the lives of others, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the sick and the dying, to care for the widow and the orphan, to help the stranger in need, and to serve the least among us. Lord, enable me to upholdContinue Reading »

A Prayer for Pentecost

Posted: 5/15/18 | by | Category: Easter Season, Prayers, Uncategorized

O Holy Spirit, I ask You to permeate the very depths of my being and to enter ever more deeply into my heart. O Holy Spirit, may You bring into our lives greater peace, deep awe, heartfelt appreciation and quiet rest amid life’s turbulent waters. Bless Your disciples with Your holy and good counsel asContinue Reading »