Prayer for Maundy Thursday

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may receive it thankfully in remembrance of Jesus Christ our Lord, who in these holy mysteries gives us a pledge of eternal life; and who now lives and reigns with you andContinue reading “Prayer for Maundy Thursday”

A prayer for the church on Palm Sunday

Gracious Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide forContinue reading “A prayer for the church on Palm Sunday”

Prayers for the day as we ready for Holy Week

Reading for today: Ps. 137, 144, 42, 43 Exodus 10:21-11:8 2 Cor. 4:14-18 Mark 10:46-52 Prayers for the day: Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changesContinue reading “Prayers for the day as we ready for Holy Week”

Praying powerful prayers over people

The prayers of Paul are a great model of how to pray over people: 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,  10 so thatContinue reading “Praying powerful prayers over people”

Creative Power

The discovery of the Creator is not only the belief in the First Cause… It is also — and first and foremost — the discovery of love. To create means not only to reveal power, omnipotence that surpasses all, but also it means: to give being, existence and goodness, therefore — to love! — PopeContinue reading “Creative Power”