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Old 06-15-2019, 08:08 AM
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Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the kingdom.
(Mt. 11)


God our Father, your Son Jesus taught many times through parables.
We hear in scripture about the merchant in search for fine pearls.
Help us to grow in our understanding of what it means to be a true disciple and to recognize good value and the priceless treasures in our lives.
Help us to put aside material belongings in order to focus on following the ways of your Son.
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Old 06-16-2019, 07:43 AM
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I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life.
(Jn 8).

Almighty Father, we pray for all who are in ministries of hospitality and service to others.
May they know how much they are appreciated and may they receive the graces to continue to grow in their belief as disciples.
Amen.
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:42 AM
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O look at me and be merciful, for I am wretched and alone.
See my hardship and my poverty, and pardon all my sins.
(Ps. 24)


Lord Jesus, sometimes our lives can seem so difficult,
painful that we lose sight of your presence in our lives.
We sometimes don't know how to approach you for we have sinned
and are in need of your forgiveness and healing,
yet our humanity gets in our way of asking for your forgiveness and strength.
We come before you this day, mindful of our sinfulness and our deep desire to be forgiven.
Help us to live with our humanness and to call to you for mercy.
This day, may we feel your forgiving presence in our lives.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:56 AM
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Avoid greed in all its forms
(Luke 12:15)


Lord, we thank you for what you have given us in this life,
and we trust that you will always care for us.
Make us rich in compassion, in trust, hope and love.
Amen.
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Old 06-19-2019, 07:52 AM
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I will look after my sheep, says the Lord,
and I will raise up one shepherd who will pasture them.
I, the Lord, will be their God.
(Ezek 34)


Let us pray for all those who teach morality, that they will bear true witness to their own teachings
and by their example others will come to experience reconciliations in their lives.
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:49 AM
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The Lord is my light and my salvation.
Who shall frighten me?
The Lord is the defender of my life.
Who shall make me tremble?
(Ps. 26)


Lord Jesus Christ, we come before you in prayer with grateful hearts for all the good that you have shown us in our lives.
You are our light and our salvation,
may we never feel fear in our lives that it would separate us from you.
We believe that you are our defender in life,
may we always come to you when we are faced with difficulties and hardships.
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:58 AM
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Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
(Mt. 5)


God our Creator, there are so many people in our world who are persecuted for their belief in you.
We hear in scripture that those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness that the kingdom will be theirs.
We pray for all those whose lives are threatened by violence because of their witness to your presence in our world.
May they feel your presence in their life and may they be strengthened in your love and mercy to continue to bear witness to your name.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:03 AM
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God, come to my help.
Lord, quickly give me assistance.
You are the one who helps me and sets me free:
Lord, do not be long in coming.
(Ps. 69)


God our Father, we ask that you keep us strong and alive in your love.
As we journey in this life, we are in need of your strength to sustain us
and to help us remain focused on our journey in life.
There are many distractions that can cause us to lose sight of your presence in our lives and in our world.
May we strive to remain focused and to give you thanks each
and every day for we are grateful for the many graces that you give us in our journey in faith.
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Old 06-23-2019, 08:10 AM
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God is the strength of his people.
In him, we his chosen live in safety.
Save us, Lord, who share in your life,
and give us your blessings;
be our shepherd for ever.
(Ps. 27)


God our Father, it gives us great joy to call you Father and to be mindful that we are your children.
We desire that you be our shepherd and guide us as a shepherd does his flock.
We know that when one sheep is lost from the fold, the shepherd goes to find the lost sheep.
May we never stray from your fold, but if we do, may you come to find us and bring us back.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:14 AM
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In the shining cloud the Spirit is seen;
from it the voice of the Father is heard:
This is my Son, my beloved, in whom is all my delight.
Listen to him.
(Mt. 17)


Almighty God, we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration of your Son.
By this witness, you strengthen our faith
and give us hope in the promise that we will become heirs to eternal life with him.
As we listen to the voice of your Son, guide us in our journey
and help us to be witnesses to the need for us to hear his voice in our lives.
Amen.
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Old 06-25-2019, 08:01 AM
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The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock.
(Jer. 31)


God our Father, your Son brought light into our world.
We desire to shed the brightness of this light in places where there is darkness.
In baptism we were given the light of Christ to shine brightly before all.
May we never let this flame burn out.
We ask for your grace to keep this flame alive
and to be bearers of the light of Christ to all whom we encounter in our journey in life.
Amen.
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Old 06-26-2019, 08:41 AM
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If you, O Lord, laid bare our guilt, who could endure it?
But you are forgiving, God of Israel.
(Ps. 129)


God our Father, there are many moments in our lives where we have done wrong and are in need of your forgiveness.
Help us to turn towards you in these moments and draw strength from your graces to face the wrong we have done.
May we always know of your saving grace in our lives.
Amen.
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Old 06-27-2019, 07:56 AM
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Within your temple, we ponder your loving kindness, O God.
As your name, so also your praise reaches to the ends of the earth;
your right hand is filled with justice.
(Ps. 47)


Lord Jesus, we desire so much to ponder your kindness and to live in justice.
We ask for your guidance as we strive to give witness to justice in our places of work, within our families and with our friends.
There are times it is so difficult, yet we desire so much to proclaim this justice to all whom we encounter as we walk this journey on earth.
May we have the strength and energy to continue to give this witness.
Amen.
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Old 06-28-2019, 08:18 AM
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Lord, be true to your covenant, forget not the life of your poor ones for ever.**
Rise up, O God, and defend your cause; do not ignore the shouts of your enemies.*
*(Ps. 73)


Lord Jesus, we desire so much to be true to your covenant with us.*
*Yet, at times we fail to remain true to your presence in our lives for we have many distractions that we encounter in our journey of faith.**
Help us to focus our lives on your presence in our journey and may we always respond to you in faith and trust.**
Amen.
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:11 AM
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In my justice I shall see your face, O Lord;
when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
(Ps. 16)


God our Father, you sent your only Son into the world so that we may receive the promise of eternal life and that we may see you face to face.
As we walk this journey on earth,
may we grow in our desire to receive this promise in its fullness and live in the glory of your presence forever.
Amen.
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Old 06-30-2019, 08:00 AM
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God himself is my help.
The Lord upholds my life.
I will offer you a willing sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O Lord, for its goodness.
(Ps. 53)


God our Father, we are grateful for the gift of your life.
May we continue to grow in our love for you and may we always praise your name in our lives.
May we remain faithful to your Word and give witness to your presence in our world.
Amen.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:47 AM
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A great sign appeared in heaven:
a woman clothed with the sun,
the moon beneath her feet,
and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
(Rev 12)


Father in heaven, all creation rightly gives you praise,
for all life and all holiness comes from you.
In the plan of your wisdom Mary bore the Christ in her womb,
was raised body and soul in glory to be with you in heaven.
May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness and join in her hymn of endless life and praise.
Amen
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Old 07-02-2019, 07:57 AM
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Receive the word of God, not as the word of men, but, as it truly is, the word of God.
(1Thess2)


God our creator, open our eyes to see your hand at work in the splendor of creation, in the beauty of human life. By your touch the world is holy.
May we grow in our appreciation of the beauty of your creation that surrounds us every moment of our lives.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
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Old 07-03-2019, 07:57 AM
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Doing the Work of Our Calling

That it may please thee to inspire us,
in our several callings,
to do the work which thou givest us to do with singleness of heart as thy servants,
and for the common good,
we beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
Amen.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:59 AM
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Celebration of Freedom in America

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won liberty for themselves and for us,
and lit the torch of freedom for nations then unborn:
Grant we beseech thee, that we and all the people of this land may have grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth
and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:23 AM
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God, come to my help.
Lord, quickly give me assistance.
You are the one who helps me and sets me free:
Lord, do not be long in coming.
(Ps. 69)


Almighty God, we come before you this day asking for your guidance.
There are many events in our lives that try our patience and sometimes we find it difficult to follow you in complete trust.
During these times, we are in need of your healing presence, yet we sometimes find it difficult to ask for your guidance and forgiveness.
Help us to come to you no matter what we may be living and experiencing in our lives.
Amen.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:18 AM
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God, our protector, keep us in mind;
always give strength to your people.
For if we can be with you even one day,
it is better than a thousand without you.
(Ps. 83)


Almighty God, ever-loving Father, your care extends beyond the boundaries of race and nation to the hearts of all who live.
May the walls, which prejudice raises between us, crumble beneath the shadow of your outstretched arm.
Amen.
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Old 07-07-2019, 08:01 AM
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Save the Afflicted

We beseech thee, Master, to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly;
raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly;
restore the wanderers of thy people;
feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners;
raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted.

Clement of Rome (1st Century)
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:44 AM
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Come, let us worship the Lord.
Let us bow down in the presence of our maker, for he is the Lord our God.
(Ps 94)


God our Father, we hear in the Psalm to come and worship you and to bow down before you, for you are our God and Father.
In prayer this day, we come before you and bow down to our maker for we are in need of your blessings and graces in our lives.
We recognize the holiness of your presence and come before you with grateful hearts for your presence in our lives.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:30 AM
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All you who fear the God, both the great and the small, give praise to him!
For his salvation and strength have come, the power of Christ.


Father, you restored your people to eternal life by raising Christ your Son from death.
Make our faith be strong and our hope sure.
May we never doubt that you will fulfill the promises you have made.
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