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Thursday After Ash Wednesday // March 7, 2019

Pray Today:  How often, Jesus, I find myself keeping a tally of the day’s annoyances – the angry word, the ingratitude or the lack of attention from those closest to me. Help me to grow in patience, understanding and forgiveness. Today Pray:  For those who are suffering in mind, body or spirit and for those who care for them. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “Then Jesus said to all, ‘If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily*, and follow me." –Luke 9:23

2019-03-15T13:08:41-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Friday After Ash Wednesday // March 8, 2019

Pray Today:  Dear God, give me the wisdom and courage to acknowledge when I have sinned or fai led to follow a resolution, for you are loving and faithful. Today Pray:  For confessors and pen itents, for counselors and those who seek counse ling. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practi ces increase my love for you and de epen my confidence in the gre at love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection:“For you do not desire sacrifice or I would give it; a burnt offering you would not accept. My sacrifice, 0 God, is a contrite spirit; a contrite, humbled heart, 0 God, you will not scorn.” -Psalm 51:18-19

2019-03-15T13:07:23-04:00March 15th, 2019|

First Monday of Lent // March 11, 2019

Pray Today:  Jesus, Lent calls me not just to follow you as you journey to Calvary, but to join you in holiness, obeying the Father’s will and serving others with peace and joy. Today Pray:  For Franciscan parishes that by their welcome and service they may be signs of God’s love and comfort. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “The LORD said to Moses: ‘Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them: Be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy.’” –Leviticus 19:1-2

2019-03-15T13:06:50-04:00March 15th, 2019|

First Sunday of Lent // March 10, 2019

Pray Today:  Dear Creator God, with the same tender love that you created me, you continue to guide and reform me. Thank you for your care. Today Pray:  For parents and children that they may support and respect each other throughout their life. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “Then the LORD God formed the man out of the dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

2019-03-15T13:06:27-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Saturday After Ash Wednesday // March 9, 2019

Pray Today:  Jesus, walk with me through this day; give me the energy and generosity of heart to accomplish my tasks and treat everyone I encounter with kindness and respect. Today Pray:  For those struggling with addiction and for those who support them. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “After this Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the customs post. He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And leaving everything behind, he got up and followed him.” –Luke 5:27-28

2019-03-15T13:05:56-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Second Sunday of Lent // March 17, 2019

Pray Today:  What word would you speak to me today, dear Lord? Whether it is a word of encouragement, correction, challenge or comfort, still my heart so I may hear your voice… Today Pray:  For those preparing to receive Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist at the Easter vigil, and that this Lent may be a time of joyful anticipation and conversion for all. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.’” –Matthew 17:5

2019-03-15T13:05:20-04:00March 15th, 2019|

First Saturday of Lent // March 16, 2019

Pray Today:  Merciful Christ, give me a generous and forgiving heart. Today Pray:  For victims of crime and abuse, that they may find comfort and wholeness in God’s healing love. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust.” –Matthew 5:43-45

2019-03-15T13:04:33-04:00March 15th, 2019|

First Friday of Lent // March 15, 2019

Pray Today:  God of compassion, give me the wisdom and humility to acknowledge my sins and failings and to ask forgiveness. Today Pray:  For those whose actions or attitudes have distanced them from God or from friends and family, that this season may be a time of healing and reconciliation. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar. First go and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar. First go and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” –Matthew 5:23-24

2019-03-15T13:03:58-04:00March 15th, 2019|

First Wednesday of Lent // March 13, 2019

Pray Today:  Lord, in the world’s violence and despair, it is easy to lose sight of your truth, beauty and goodness. Help me to recognize you in the courtesies of strangers, in Spring’s new growth and in your Spirit’s stirrings in my heart. Today Pray:  For artists, writers, architects and all who work to make the world beautiful. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “While still more people gathered in the crowd, he said to them, ‘This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.’” –Luke 11:29-30

2019-03-15T13:03:19-04:00March 15th, 2019|

First Thursday of Lent // March 14, 2019

Pray Today:  Lord, sometimes I get discouraged when my prayers seem to go unanswered. Remind me that you always desire what is good for me and that even my simplest prayer is an act of praise. Today Pray:  For migrants and refugees and all people displaced by violence or natural disaster. Conclude Your Prayer With:  Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” –Matthew 7:7-8

2019-03-15T13:02:51-04:00March 15th, 2019|
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