Prayer of the Day

O Lord God, our rock and our salvation, you have brought us to the beginning of our lives, and to the beginning of this day. We give you thanks for our companions along the way who have departed this life.  Help us to follow in their steps. Keep us under your protection this day, give …

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Prayer of the Day

Let nothing disturb you, Nothing afright you; All things are passing; God never changes; Patient endurance Attains to all things; Those whom God possesses lack for nothing; God alone suffices. St. Teresa of Avila

Prayer of the Day

Thanks be to you O God that I have risen this day To the rising of this life itself. May it be a day of blessing, O God of every gift, A day of new beginnings given. Help me to avoid every sin And the source of every sin to forsake And as the mist …

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Prayer of the Day

A Lakota Prayer O our Father, the Sky, hear us and make us strong. O our Mother the Earth, hear us and give us support. O Spirit of the East, send us your Wisdom. O Spirit of the South, may we tread your path of life. O Spirit of the West, may we always be …

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Prayer of the Day

You trace my journey and my resting places, you are familiar with all my paths. There is not a word on my tongue, but you, Lord, know them all. You have a close watch before me and behind me, you spread your hand over me. Such knowledge is beyond my understanding, so high that I …

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Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow men throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands this day their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give peace and joy. Mother Teresa

Prayer of the Day

Today I pray for my family. Loving God, thank you for my family — parents, children, cousins, aunts — everyone. They are my roots in the world. Their faces were my first vision of you. Bless these particular family members today _________, Hold them in your love. I ask for the gift of UNDERSTANDING the …

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Gospel Reflection for July 18, 2021 – 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Jeremiah 23.1-6; Ephesians 2.13-18; Mark 6.30-14 “As he went ashore Jesus saw a great crowd.  He had compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd.  He began to teach them many things.” – Mark 6.34 The lectionary organizes our Sunday hearing of the gospels in short snippets. In this Sunday’s snippet the twelve return from …

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Prayer of the Day

God our Father, you have promised your kingdom to those who are willing to become like little children. Help us to follow the way of Saint Therese with confidence so that by her prayers we may come to know your eternal glory.