DAILY PRAYER REQUESTS

Please feel free to post your prayer request for today as a comment to this post. Your needs and intentions will be included in our daily offerings throughout the day and at the 3 o’clock hour for Divine Mercy, and your requests will be personally offered to our Heavenly Father, having faith in the words our Lord spoke to Saint Faustina, “Through the chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will.” (Diary, § 1731)

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“Lord Jesus, in the indescribable Love which You have for each and every one of us, Your children, You chose to leave us Yourself in the unassuming appearance of consecrated bread and wine;

– may this spiritual nourishment of Your Most Precious Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity sustain us and give us the strength needed in our continuing pilgrimage through life, for You are truly the Source and Summit of our life of faith. We humbly pray this always in Your Most Holy Name. Amen.”

Mercy Minutes with Jesus (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

June 19 ~ Forgive from the Heart

Theme:  The United Hearts of Jesus and Saint Faustina

“June 20 [1937]. We resemble God most when we forgive our neighbors. God is Love, Goodness, and Mercy…

‘Every soul, and especially the soul of every religious, should reflect My mercy. My Heart overflows with compassion and mercy for all. The heart of My beloved must resemble Mine: from her heart must spring the fountain of My mercy for souls; otherwise I will not acknowledge her as Mine.’(Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 1148)

My prayer response:

Lord Jesus, may I reflect Your Mercy and resemble Your Heart which overflows with compassion and mercy. May I forgive every offense committed against me. (Mercy Minutes with Jesus)

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Mercy Minutes (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

June 19 ~ Shrouded in Suffering

Theme:  Suffering

“The quintessence [embodiment] of love is sacrifice and suffering. Truth wears a crown of thorns.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 1103)

“My soul is shrouded in suffering. I am continually uniting myself to Him by an act of the will. He is my power and strength.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 1207)

“God often grants many and great graces out of regard for the souls who are suffering, and He withholds many punishments solely because of the suffering souls.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 1268)

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Meditation for the Day (Corpus Christi Sunday)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 19

May the Spiritual Nourishment of Jesus’ Most Precious Body and Blood Sustain Us and Give Us the Strength Needed in Our Daily Journey Through Life.

We read in today’s Gospel the account of the miraculous feeding of five thousand men, not counting women and children, with only five loaves of bread and two fish. And Scripture tells us, “They all ate and were satisfied.”

I remember writing about this several months ago in one of the daily meditations, but the story is so relevant to today’s Scriptures, that I would like to repeat it –

Many years ago, Pope St. John Paul II visited Lima, Peru. He was met by a crowd of some two million people. There were two representatives from this massive crowd who walked up to the microphone to speak to our late Holy Father.

As the huge crowd went quiet, to the point of hearing a pin drop, they said, “Holy Father, we are hungry, we are sick, we lack work, our children die before their time. Yet we believe, Holy Father, we believe in the God of life. And we hunger for bread.”

Before a hushed crowd, the pope responded in his best Spanish, “You tell me you hunger for bread?” “Yes, yes!” the millions yelled in reply. “You tell me you hunger for God?” said the pope, and again the crowd swelled with an emphatic “Yes! Yes!” John Paul responded, “I want this hunger for God to remain; I want your hunger for the Living Bread to be satisfied.”

“We hunger for bread” – This is what the faithful millions cried out and said to the Great John Paul when he was in Peru. Yet, in our world today, there are untold millions of people across the globe who hunger in so many different ways. Many hunger for bread; others for justice; and those with an opened heart hunger for that which nourishes and sustains us for an eternity!

On this great Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (also known as Corpus Christi Sunday) which we celebrate today, we acknowledge that we, too, are a people who hunger and thirst for God as we journey through life. Last Sunday, we celebrated the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, a Love relationship between the three Divine Persons of God. Today, we celebrate the Love relationship which God has for each one of us, both you and me.

The strength of faith which these Peruvians presented to our late Holy Father was genuine and beautifully expressed, for their words were spoken from the depths of their hearts, an expression which also evoked feelings of thanksgiving for all the blessings which God had given to them.

And our Christian Eucharist is an expression of “giving thanks”. As a liturgical community, gathering around the Holy Altar at Mass, the Table of Sacrifice, you and I give thanks using the same simple elements used so long ago by Melchizedek, for as we read from the Book of Genesis –

“In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram…” And, in the same prayer, he gave blessing to God.

Clearly, the Church sees this ancient rite as a “type”, that is a prefigurement, of the Eucharistic meal that Jesus gave us as a memorial of Himself, in which He offered Himself to His Father in Heaven for our redemption as an eternal blessing for us!

Melchizedek’s blessing ended on a note of victory, Abram’s victory over his enemies. Today’s Solemnity honors an even greater victory, Jesus’ victory over the enemy of sin and death – for it is Jesus Himself who feeds multitudes – you, me and all the faithful – by giving Himself to us in the form of simple bread and wine!

Each time, we, as a chosen people, gather around the Altar of Sacrifice at Holy Mass, we proclaim the New Covenant established by Christ some two thousand year ago, a Covenant which was sealed, not in the blood of animals, but in His own Blood as a perpetual peace offering to the Eternal Father, reconciling us with our Creator for all time.

This perfect Sacrifice which we repeat as a memorial each time Mass is offered to our Heavenly Father, reminds us of the unfathomable Love which God has for His children – a Love freely given, freely offered on the Cross at Calvary for you and me.

This Most Holy Sacrifice, this Most Precious Body and Blood, freely offered to the Eternal Father by Christ Himself, is one of God’s greatest gifts to His children. For those of us who truly believe, can we even imagine what life would be like without this Most Precious Gift?

And yet, sadly, there are those throughout the world who question or do not believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. As we approach the Table of Sacrifice at each Mass, are we able to proclaim the same statement of faith for ourselves, as those who spoke to our Holy Father in Peru?

When you and I approach the Altar of Consecration, and when we eat what looks and tastes like bread, and when we sip from the Chalice what looks and tastes like wine at Communion, as Catholic Christians, do we truly believe that we are eating and drinking the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ? Do we really believe that we are eating and drinking the Physical, Spiritual and Divine Presence of the Risen and Glorified Christ Himself?

The Magisterium of our Holy Church has always taught the True Presence of Christ in the Eucharist under the species or appearances of bread and wine since the days of the Apostles.

Even the early Fathers of the Church, such as Saint Irenaeus in his writings against the early heresies in the Church, Saint Ignatius of Antioch in his letters to the Christian Churches in Smyrna, Ephesus and Philadelphia, communities within Asia, and in the First Apology of Saint Justin the Martyr – which was a letter in defense of the Christian faith, and so many more, all wrote about the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist!

To use Saint Justin’s own words, written sometime between 150 to 160 A.D., he writes, “This food we call Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake except one who believes that the things we teach are true, and has received the washing for forgiveness of sins and for rebirth [Baptism], and who lives as Christ handed down to us…from which our flesh and blood are nourished by transformation, is the Flesh and Blood of the Incarnate Jesus.”

And our Lord Himself once said, “…the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life…”

This Gift of His Eucharistic Presence which we receive in Holy Communion, and which we hear about in Paul’s First Letter to the Church of Corinth, is God’s way of inviting us to be united with Him in a most profound and intimate way.

The Eucharist is truly a mystery of our faith. And for those of us whose faith is alive within our hearts, we look at this mystery of the Eucharist and accept it as God’s special way of remaining with us and saying to us each time we receive Him worthily, “I love you and I bless you.”

It is God’s special Gift to you and me – a Gift which nourishes and sustains us on our daily journey through this vale of tears in which we must all travel – a Gift which strengthens us for those times when we must bear the crosses we are called to carry in this life.

The Eucharist, as the Catechism teaches us, “is the source and summit of the Christian life. The other Sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the Blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ Himself.”

Today, on this great Solemnity, we are presented with one of the greatest Truths and mysteries of our faith, Jesus’ Eucharistic Presence among us – His Real Presence in a piece of unleavened bread and some wine which have been transformed into His Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity for us to consume!

It is at the moment of Consecration in the Holy Mass which the bread and wine, which were brought to the altar in procession as an offering from us to the Eternal Father, and retaining its appearance and taste, actually become the Flesh and Blood of the same Jesus Christ, who suffered, died on the Cross, and rose from the dead!

When we receive the Risen Christ in Communion, it is not a symbol of His Presence or a sign of His Life to which we say “Amen”. It is Christ who gives us Himself – Physically, Spiritually and Divinely – so that we might be transformed into His Image and Likeness, so that He may be united with us and we with Him in total Love.

For it is the words of today’s psalmist which should truly echo the faith which fills our entire being, “How shall I make a return to the LORD for all the good he has done for me? The cup of salvation I will take up, and I will call upon the name of the LORD.”

May this spiritual nourishment of His Most Precious Body and Blood– a Gift of complete selfless Love, the Gift of Himself – sustain us and give us the strength needed to become Christ-like in our daily journey through this life!

And may His Flesh and Blood become for us the spiritual nourishment and food for that final journey which each one of us must experience, one day, in God’s time.

May God bless you, God love you, and may God always keep you.

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Scripture for the Day

  • “Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine. He was a priest of God Most High. He blessed Abram…” (Genesis 14:18-19a)
  • “The LORD says to my lord: ‘Sit at my right hand, while I make your enemies your footstool’ …The LORD has sworn and will not waver: ‘You are a priest forever in the manner of Melchizedek.’(Psalm 110:1, 4)
  • “For this reason he is mediator of a new covenant: since a death has taken place for deliverance from transgressions under the first covenant, those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance.” (Hebrews 9:15)
  • “He has no need, as did the high priests, to offer sacrifice day after day, first for his own sins and then for those of the people; he did that once for all when he offered himself.” (Hebrews 7:27)
  • “…the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world…Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day.” (John 6:51c, 53-54)
  • “For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” (John 6:55-56)
  • “The Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over, took bread, and, after he had given thanks, broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.” (1 Corinthians 11:23b-26)
  • “The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?” (1 Corinthians 10:16)
  • “How can I repay the LORD for all the great good done for me? I will raise the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD.” (Psalm 116:12-13)

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Prayer for the Day

“Jesus, my Lord and my Savior,
I confess that I am a sinner.
But in Your Goodness,
You invite me to approach Your Holy Table
and to partake of Your Heavenly Banquet.

“Trusting in Your Mercy,
I come to You with confidence,
albeit with it a contrite and humbled heart.
Come to me, Lord Jesus,
and keep me in Your Love.

“‘Lord, I am not worthy
that You should enter under my roof.
Say but the word,
and my soul shall be healed.’

“Help me to recognize You
in the Consecrated bread and wine.
Feed me with Your Most Precious Body and Blood;
nourish and strengthen me in my life of faith.

“Help me with Your grace to live a virtuous life,
fulfilling all that You have asked of me.
For it is only in You, Jesus, where I find my true faith;
it is only in You where I find my eternal salvation.”

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Scripture Readings for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 19

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Web link: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/061922.cfm

– a perfect place to enjoy the Sacred Readings for each day of the week

On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), I sincerely pray that this special Sunday is filled with peace, love and happiness for you and your families.

DAILY PRAYER REQUESTS

Please feel free to post your prayer request for today as a comment to this post. Your needs and intentions will be included in our daily offerings throughout the day and at the 3 o’clock hour for Divine Mercy, and your requests will be personally offered to our Heavenly Father, having faith in the words our Lord spoke to Saint Faustina, “Through the chaplet you will obtain everything, if what you ask for is compatible with My will.” (Diary, § 1731)

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“Almighty God, Ever-living mystery of Unity and Trinity, You gave new life to Your children by birth from water and the Spirit, and made us a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a people set apart as Your eternal possession through Your unfathomable Triune Love;

– with the help of Your grace, may we always reach out to You through the gift of faith and embrace Your will for us in our daily lives, so that we may have an everlasting share in Your Love, a relationship which invites each of us to be one eternally with You, as You are One in Love in each of Your Divine Persons. For this we humbly pray with all our hearts in Jesus’ Most Holy Name. Amen.”

Mercy Minutes with Jesus (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

June 12 ~ Souls Who Love Me Dearly

Theme:  The United Hearts of Jesus and Saint Faustina

(Continued)

“To comfort you, let Me tell you that there are souls living in the world who love Me dearly. I dwell in their hearts with delight. But they are few. In convents too, there are souls that fill My Heart with joy. They bear My features; therefore the Heavenly Father looks upon them with special pleasure.” (Mercy Minutes with Jesus/Diary, 367d)

(To be continued)

My prayer response:

Lord Jesus, thank You for telling me that there are souls who live in the world who love You dearly. In Your great Mercy, please raise up many more souls to love You and give joy to Your Most Merciful Heart. May I be one of those special souls! (Mercy Minutes with Jesus)

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Mercy Minutes (from Saint Faustina’s Diary)

June 12 ~ The Greatest Treasure on Earth

Theme:  Suffering

“Suffering is the greatest treasure on earth; it purifies the soul. In suffering, we learn who is our true friend [Jesus].” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 342)

“I will comfort the most sweet Eucharistic Heart continuously and will play harmonious melodies on the strings of my heart. Suffering is the most harmonious melody of all.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 385)

“In the sufferings of soul or body, I try to keep silence, for then my spirit gains the strength that flows from the Passion of Jesus. I have ever before my eyes His sorrowful Face, abused and disfigured, His Divine Heart pierced by our sins and especially by the ingratitude of chosen souls.” (Mercy Minutes/Diary, 487)

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Meditation for the Day (Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity)

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 12

We Are Each Invited to Share Intimately in the Relationship Which Exists Between Each of the Divine Persons, a Communion of Divine and Eternal Love – a Love Which Calls Each of Us into the Very Presence of God Himself.

Today, on this first Sunday after Pentecost, the universal Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity – a mystery of faith inaccessible by human reason, a mystery which Jesus Himself revealed to us, inviting us into a more intimate union with our God.

Many years ago, I remember reading a story about a Jesuit priest who was asked to teach catechesis to a group of children in a parish. He was describing his experience in explaining the Blessed Trinity to the children. He started by trying to figure out how much the children knew about the basics. So he would start by asking, “When we make the Sign of the Cross, what do we say?” Many of the children responded, “The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.”

So far so good! He tried “raising the bar” a bit. “What do we call the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit?” There was complete silence. So this good priest tried another approach. “What do you think of when you make the Sign of the Cross?” There was an awkward silence and then a bright little boy cheerfully said, “The old man, Jesus and the bird!”

No one can blame these children for their lack of understanding regarding the Trinity. They were responding the only way they knew how. The faithful who are older and wiser have similar images of the Trinitarian Nature of God, as gleaned from paintings and holy pictures. And what is it that we see? We see God the Father as an old man; we see Jesus sitting next to Him on His right, and the Holy Spirit flying above portrayed as a dove.

The mystery of the Trinity means that, in whatever way we portray God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, it will always remain inadequate and incomplete. All the images and words we use for the Trinity are more a reflection of our faith than a full understanding about the very Nature of God Himself!

God is always more than any name we may use or any concept we may have. The special insight into God we celebrate today is that relationships are at the very center, at the very core of who God is – a relationship of Love between each of the Divine Persons and a relationship of Divine Love from each of the Divine Persons for each one of us. And yet, it is still only one God who loves us.

It took the early Christians nearly five centuries to fully grasp what Jesus meant when He spoke of His relationship to the Father and the Spirit. They struggled to understand how and why God would have three faces and yet exist as One Being – love as One, act as One. They settled the “how” of the Trinity’s Nature by teaching us that each of the Persons of the Trinity are co-equal, consubstantial (of one substance and indivisible) and co-eternal.

They settled the “why” of the Trinity by reflecting that their experience of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit was an encounter of Divine Love. They knew that the core of God was not an idea or a principle, but was a Loving Relationship. Furthermore, the early Christians came to understand that they were invited into this relationship of Love and to have a share in this Love.

What was true for them is true for us today. Think about this for a minute: we believe that the God who creates, redeems and sustains the world seeks us out and invites us into a loving relationship with Himself. This is what gives us hope and urges us to share this message with everyone we meet. What a privilege! What an invitation! What a loving God to care for us so much, that He would invite us into this profound relationship which exists between each of the Divine Persons!

We have been taught, from our earliest catechesis, that the concept of the Trinity, God in three Divine Persons, is a doctrine of the Church, a Truth which we embrace in faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us that “The Trinity is One. We do not confess three Gods, but one God in three Persons, the ‘consubstantial Trinity.’ The Divine Persons do not share the one Divinity among themselves but each of them is God whole and entire.” And yet, the three “Divine Persons are really distinct from each other.”

In rather simplistic terms, when we think of the Father, we think of God the Creator, who created each one of us, both you and I, out of Divine Love, and who gave us a soul so that we might spend our eternity with Him. When we think of God the Son, we think of the Word made flesh who dwelt among us to become our Redeemer, teaching His disciples and each of us all about God’s indescribable Love and Mercy.

In our First Reading today, we are given the image of Divine Wisdom, present with God when the universe was created in all its beauty and orderliness. And this Wisdom was fully revealed to us when He, in the Person of Jesus Christ, became Incarnate.

And all the teachings of our Lord and the very Presence of God in all His Awesome Glory are made perfect in us through the indwelling of His Most Holy Spirit!

When we think of the Holy Spirit, we think of the Spirit who teaches and sustains us, who enlightens and strengthens us, the Spirit who sanctifies us with grace, the Spirit who is the Love of God. For as Jesus says to us in today’s Gospel, “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.”

And this Truth is at the very core of our Christian faith. One might describe this profound Truth to a child using the image of a lit candle – (1) The candle itself represents the Eternal Father, who is the very essence and heart of who God is; He is the very Source and Origin from whom the other Divine Persons exist, just as the candle is the very source from which the flame and heat exist.

(2) The flame is the Divine Son, who is the Eternal Light of the world; without the Father, the Son would not exist, just as without the candle, the flame would not exist. And (3), the heat from the flame is the Holy Spirit, God’s Love who warms the heart and soul; without the candle and without the flame, the warmth itself would not exist.

The candle, the flame and the heat are three distinct and separate elements, yet all are one; just as the Blessed Trinity is three distinct and separate Persons, yet all are One. Granted, this is a very simplistic explanation, but one which enables young children to begin to place their hands around this very profound mystery of God’s Trinitarian Nature.

The Most Holy and Blessed Trinity is the central mystery of our Christian faith and our Christian life. God alone can make this known to us by revealing himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And our Church sets aside one day a year, the Sunday after Pentecost, to give acknowledgement and the highest form of celebration and praise to this Most Profound of all mysteries.

If we can take anything away with us today from this celebration of faith in a mystery which can never be adequately explained on this side of the eternal, let us take the understanding that the Trinity is a relationship of Love – a communion of Love, and that we are invited to be an intimate part of this Love relationship, an invitation which extends Itself to each one of us for all eternity!

And it is through this relationship whereby we are invited into a deeply profound and intimate communion with God Himself, as Paul tells us today, “…the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.”

And this Gift, which is given to us, is meant to guide us in our relationship with each other – between husband and wife, between parent and child, between the Body of Christ and each individual member of the Body.

For this “…love of God…” is a selfless Love. It is a Love which calls each of us into a special and unique love relationship with Himself. It is a Love which is meant to lift us up, to give us hope. It is a Love which calls each of us to holiness. It is a Love which calls each of us into the very essence of His Divine Presence!

May both you and I, with an open heart to receive the Spirit of Truth and Love in fulfillment of God’s promises to each of us, look upon God and claim Him as our own – a most loving and caring Father, who only desires to give us the best, our Savior as our dearest and closest Friend and Brother, who proved His love for us by freely spreading His arms out wide upon His Cross, and the Spirit who continuously enlightens, teaches and sanctifies us throughout our life’s journey.

And in the faith which we profess and live daily, may the prayer of today’s psalmist become our own song of praise, “O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth!”

May God bless you, God love you, and may God always keep you.

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Scripture for the Day

  • “When he established the heavens, there was I, when he marked out the vault over the face of the deep; When he made firm the skies above, when he fixed fast the springs of the deep.” (Proverbs 8:27-28)
  • “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
  • “And the angel said to [Mary] in reply, ‘The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.’” (Luke 1:35)
  • “After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’(Luke 3:21-22)
  • “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” (Matthew 11:27b)
  • “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you” (John 14:16-17)
  • “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth.” (John 16:12-13a)
  • “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19)
  • “Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)
  • “Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom all things are and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are and through whom we exist.” (1 Corinthians 8:6)
  • “For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a Spirit of adoption, through whom we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” (Romans 8:15-17a)
  • “O LORD, our Lord, how awesome is your name through all the earth!” (Psalm 8:2a)

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Prayer for the Day

“Glory be to the Eternal Father,
who by His Almighty Power and Merciful Love
created me to share in His eternal image and likeness.

“Glory be to the Only-Begotten Son,
who by the shedding of His Most Precious Blood
delivered me from slavery to sin,
and opened for me the gates to His Heavenly Kingdom.

“Glory be to the Holy Spirit,
the Spirit of God’s Truth and Love,
who has sanctified me in the Sacrament of Baptism,
and continues to sanctify me by the graces
I receive daily from His most gracious bounty.

“Glory be to the Three Divine Persons
of the Most Holy and Blessed Trinity,
co-equal, consubstantial and co-eternal,
One God, now and for ever. Amen.”

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