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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/21

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/21

November 21, 2017 The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Eternal Father, we honor the holiness and glory of the Virgin Mary on this feast of her Presentation. May her prayers bring us the fullness of Your life and love. Amen. Luke 19:1-10 At that time Jesus came to Jericho and intende...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/20

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/20

November 20, 2017 Saint Eugene De Mazenod once said, “I am afraid of nothing because I place all my confidence in God.”  I, too, want to place all my confidence in God.  All too often I struggle with this.  Lord, give me the strength and faith to live confidently with You all the da...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/19

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/19

November 19, 2017 Lord, I feel as if I am meant to do more.  You have blessed me with so many wonderful things.  Help me to use my gifts and talents to better the world around me.  Give me strength to keep trying and never give up.  Help me to always do Your will.  Amen. […]...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/18

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/18

November 18, 2017 Father, I often suffer from low self-esteem.  It isn’t always easy to face a new day when I feel as if others will look down upon me.  Father, give me the confidence to hold my head high.  Help me to remember that You made me just the way I’m supposed to be.  [&he...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/17

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/17

November 17, 2017 Lord of Love, bless those who are preparing to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Keep them safe and help them reach their destination without incident.  Amen. Luke 17:26-37 Jesus said to his disciples: “As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/16

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/16

November 16, 2017 Father, so many people struggle with finances.  Some live paycheck-to-paycheck, while many others pray to receive a paycheck at all.  Very few have enough money saved to retire comfortably.  Those who do retire are worried their savings won’t last.  Father, be with ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/15

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/15

November 15, 2017 Pets are a blessing, Lord.  These loving creatures keep us company and help us get through rough days.  They are truly a gift from You.  I pray for those animals who live in shelters or run the streets alone.  May they one day experience the love they deserve.  Amen....

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/14

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/14

November 14, 2017 World Diabetes Day Father, today I pray for those who struggle daily with diabetes. Ease their worries, Lord. May their focus be not on their disease and their difficulties, but on living healthy and fulfilling lives. Give them strength on days they do not feel well, and ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/13

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/13

November 13, 2017 World Kindness Day Heavenly Father, World Kindness Day may not be a widely recognized day, but it is one I think we should take the time to celebrate. We are often inundated with acts of violence and hatred, but it’s so important to remember the kindness that surrounds ...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/12

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 11/12

November 12, 2017 Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. You alone know my faults. Forgive me of these sins and help me to move forward each new day as I try to live my life for You. Amen. Matthew 25:1-13 Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven will be like ten [&...

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