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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/20

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/20

August 20, 2017 Heavenly Father, walk with me as I go about my day.  Give me gentle reminders to stay on the right path, and guide me back when I stray too far.  I ask that You always walk by my side, giving me support when I most need it.  You are my guiding light.  […]...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/19

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/19

August 19, 2017 Today, Lord, I remember my loved ones who have passed away.  It is hard for me to understand why some people prosper while others’ lives are cut short.  Lord, help me to understand and accept Your mysterious will.  Amen. Matthew 19:13-15 Children were brought to Jesus ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/18

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/18

August 18, 2017 It is so easy to forget Your silent presence, Lord.  In such a loud and demanding world, hearing Your whispers of love can seem impossible.  Help me to seek out the quiet corners of my life so that I may talk to You in silence.  Guide me away from distractions and commot...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/17

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/17

August 17, 2017 Lord, my life is hectic when I tend to household chores, children or grandchildren, work, shopping and other odd jobs.  Sometimes I grow resentful of everyday chores.  Help me to manage this burden and to remember that You are always there to comfort me.  Amen. Matthew 1...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/16

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/16

August 16, 2017 “Our Father…forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”  It can be so hard to forgive and to not judge others.  I pray that I can learn to be more God-like by forgiving as You do.  Help me to accept others as they are and not to judge [&...

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“I resisted the call, but dared to try”

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
“I resisted the call, but dared to try”

A letter by Bro. Victor Manuel Patricio Silva, OMI What can I say about myself?  I am an ordinary person like other people; a sinner striving to holiness.  I am originally from Acapulco, Mexico.  I grew up in a Catholic family of ten children who practiced their faith.  My family was n...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/15

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/15

August 15, 2017 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Loving Father, You have raised up the Blessed Virgin Mary to share in Your communion of love.  Accept us into that holy embrace through the sacrifice of our prayers.  Amen. Luke 11:27-28 While Jesus was speaking, a woman from the ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/14

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/14

August 14, 2017 Caring Jesus, in order to love fully I must learn to break free of my self-centered ways and open myself fully to others.  And when I pray, Lord, I must forget about myself and focus solely on You.  Help me to let go of my selfishness so that I may give myself […]...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/13

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/13

August 13, 2017 I am pulled in so many different directions each day, Lord.  My mind goes one way while my heart goes another.  Help me to simplify my life, Lord, so that I can focus more readily on You.  Amen. Matthew 14:22-33 After he had fed the people, Jesus made the disciples get i...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/12

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 8/12

August 12, 2017 Heavenly Father, help me to realize that everything I do is a reflection of You.  Be with me when I am faced with difficult decisions.  Guide me to choose wisely and to always remember that my actions teach others about Your everlasting love.  Amen. Matthew 17:14-20 A ma...

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