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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/21

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/21

July 21, 2017 Heavenly Father, the poor of the world teach us so much about human dignity, about justice and about loving our neighbor.  When the stresses of everyday life overwhelm me, help me to remember these people who struggle daily for survival.  Help me to take advantage of opport...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/20

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/20

July 20, 2017 Lord, open my heart to the pain and suffering of others.  Help me to quiet my own complaints so that I can hear the pleas for help that occur around me.  Empty me from self-seeking behaviors and help me to follow You in the service of others.  Amen. Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/19

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/19

July 19, 2017 I thank You, Lord, for the beauty and order I see everywhere in creation.  I believe that You created all things, and that everything You created is good.  Help me to appreciate the goodness all around me and especially the goodness in others.  Amen. Matthew 11:25-27 At th...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/18

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/18

July 18, 2017 Almighty God, You are the source of our joy in this world.  I am happiest when I live for You.  Help me to appreciate the many little occasions of joy I experience each day, and to recognize You in these moments.  Amen. Matthew 11:20-24 Jesus began to reproach the towns wh...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/17

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/17

July 17, 2017 Lord, watch over our families.  Strengthen and heal the relationships of spouses, parents, children, siblings and all other family members.  Comfort those who have lost loved ones through death or separation.  Heal and sustain those who have suffered the pain of divorce. ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/16

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/16

July 16, 2017 Heavenly Father, I pray for those who struggle in today’s economy.  Open doors for those who seek employment.  Awaken in the hearts of employers their responsibility to provide a living wage to those who work for them.  May the retired find security for the remainder of ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/15

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/15

July 15, 2017 Father of love and mercy, as the days get warmer I pray for those who don’t have access to air conditioning.  Watch over them and keep them safe.  Open our eyes to their problems and difficulties, and help us to act in compassion.  Amen. Matthew 10:24-33 Jesus said to hi...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/14

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/14

July 14, 2017 Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Lord God, You called the virgin St. Kateri Tekakwitha to shine among the Native American people as an example of innocence of life.  Through her intercession, may all peoples of every tribe, tongue and nation, having been gathered into Your Church, pr...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/13

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/13

July 13, 2017 Heavenly Father, I pray today that You help me seek peace and unity with my co-workers and family.  Guide me so that I can continue to build up Your Kingdom here on earth.  Amen. Matthew 10:7-15 Jesus said to his Apostles: “As you go, make this proclamation: ‘Th...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/12

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 7/12

July 12, 2017 Lord, You are the Creator of the universe and the Source of order and beauty in our world.  You make the sun to shine, the rain to fall and the trees to grow.  Thank you for the wonders of creation.  May we always appreciate and never abuse the things You have made.  [&he...

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