Our Morning Offering – 22 July
You are Christ
You are Christ,
my Holy Father,
my Tender God,
my Great King,
my Good Shepherd,
my Only Master,
my Best Helper,
my Most Beautiful
and my Beloved,
my Living Bread,
my Priest Forever,
my Leader to my Country,
my True Light,
my Holy Sweetness,
my Straight Way,
my Excellent Wisdom,
my Pure Simplicity,
my Peaceful Harmony,
my Entire Protection,
my Good Portion,
my Everlasting Salvation.
May the live coal of Your Love grow hot within my spirit
and break forth into a perfect fire;
may it burn incessantly on the altar of my heart;
may it glow in my innermost being;
may it blaze in hidden recesses of my soul;
and in the days of my consummation
may I be found consummated with You!
Our Morning Offering – 21 July
St Francis’s Prayer Before the San Damiano Crucifix
Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart
and give me
and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge,
Lord, that I may carry out
Your holy and true command.
Our Morning Offering – 20 July
Prayer for Reconciliation and Peace
St Pope John Paul
O God, Creator of the universe,
who extends Your paternal concern
over every creature
and guides the events of history
to the goal of salvation,
we acknowledge Your fatherly love
when You break the resistance of mankind,
and, in a world torn by strife and discord,
You make us ready for reconciliation.
Renew for us the wonders of Your mercy;
send forth Your Spirit that He may work
in the intimacy of hearts,
that enemies may begin to dialogue,
that adversaries may shake hands and peoples
may encounter one another in harmony.
May all commit themselves
to the sincere search for true peace –
which will extinguish all arguments,
for charity -which overcomes hatred,
for pardon – which disarms revenge.
Our Morning Offering – 19 July
Prayer for a Pure Faith
Blessed Pope Paul VI
Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in You.
Lord, let my faith be full
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things
and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful
and give peace
and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God
and conversation with men,
so that the inner bliss
of its fortunate possession
may shine forth in sacred
and secular conversation.
Lord, let my faith be humble
and not presume
to be based on the experience
of my thought and of my feeling;
but let it surrender
to the testimony of the Holy Spirit,
and not have any better guarantee
than in docility to Tradition
and to the authority of
the magisterium of the Holy Church.
Our Morning Offering – 18 July
Eucharistic Lord Jesus
St Pope John Paul – Cremona,Italy, June 21,1992
who in the Eucharist make Your dwelling among us
and become our travelling companion,
sustain Our Christian communities
so that they may be ever more open to listening
and accepting Your Word.
May they draw from the Eucharist
a renewed commitment to spreading in society,
by the proclamation of Your Gospel,
the signs and deeds of an attentive and active charity.
Lord Jesus, in Your Eucharist
make Christian spouses
the “signs” of Your nuptial love among us:
make families communities of people who,
living in dialogue with God and each other,
do not fear life
and become responsible for sowing the seeds
of priestly, religious and missionary vocations.
Lord Jesus, from Your altar
illuminate this world with light and grace,
so that it may reject the seduction
of a materialistic conception of life,
and defeat the selfishness that threatens it,
the injustices that upset it,
and the divisions with which it is affliicted.
Lord Jesus: give us Your joy, give us Your peace.
Stay with us, Lord!
You alone have the words of eternal life! Amen
Our Morning Offering – 17 July
Prayer of St Mary of Jesus Crucified O.C.D.
Holy Spirit, inspire me.
Love of God, consume me.
Along the true road lead me.
Mary, my mother, look upon me.
With Jesus bless me.
From all evil, from all illusion,
from all danger, preserve me. Amen
Our Morning Offering – 15 July
Excerpt from the Prayer of
St Bonaventure (1217-1274) Seraphic Doctor
Pierce, O most sweet Lord Jesus,
my inmost soul with the most joyous
and healthful wound of Your love
and with true, calm
and most holy apostolic charity,
that my soul may ever languish
and melt with entire love and longing for You,
may yearn for You and for Your courts,
may long to be dissolved and to be with You.
Grant that my soul may hunger after You,
the Bread of Angels,
the refreshment of holy souls,
our daily and supersubstantial bread,
having all sweetness and savour
and every delightful taste. Amen