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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/21

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/21

September 21, 2017 Saint Matthew God of Mercy, You chose a tax collector, St. Matthew, to share the dignity of the apostles.  By his example and prayers, help us to follow Christ and remain faithful in Your service.  Amen. Matthew 9:9-13 As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sit...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/20

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/20

September 20, 2017 Father in Heaven, St. Eugene De Mazenod found a special ministry in serving prisoners.  Today I continue that ministry through my prayers.  May prisoners find redemption and the strength to rebuild their lives by becoming productive members of society.  Amen. Luke 7:3...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/19

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/19

September 19, 2017 Lord, persons with disabilities are often overlooked and ignored in our society.  Help them to receive the proper love and support they need in order to live full and dignified lives.  Amen. Luke 7:11-17 Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a la...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/18

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/18

September 18, 2017 Father, today I pray for refugees.  These innocent people were forced violently from their homes.  May they be welcomed and understood wherever they might go.  Keep them safe on their journey, and help them to return home without ordeal.  Amen. Luke 7:1-10 When Jesus...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/17

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/17

September 17, 2017 Be with those who are lonely, Lord.  I pray that they experience the joy of Your company as well as the company of those around them.  Give them strength and hope.  Amen. Matthew 18:21-35 Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/16

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/16

September 16, 2017 Lord, I pray for peace among Your people.  We can be so quick to judge others for superficial reasons, never taking the time to get to know them.  We turn to aggression and violence before trying to simply communicate peacefully.  Our hearts are often filled with ange...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/15

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/15

September 15, 2017 Our Lady of Sorrows O most holy Virgin, Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, you experienced overwhelming grief when you witnessed the crucifixion and death of your divine Son.  Look upon me with eyes of compassion, and awaken in my heart an awareness of the sorrows of othe...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/14

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/14

September 14, 2017 Exaltation of the Holy Cross Almighty God, on this special day we remember that the Cross is the universal image of Christian belief.  Of the Cross, Theodore of Studios said, “How splendid the Cross of Christ!  It brings life, not death; light, not darkness; para...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/13

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/13

September 13, 2017 Give me patience, Lord.  I can easily grow impatient when things don’t go my way, but I need to remember that life is not a race.  Help me to take the time each day to appreciate Your gifts.  Amen. Luke 6:20-26 Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: ̶...

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Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/12

 by Abril Villarreal-Medina
Daily Prayer & Reading for 9/12

September 12, 2017 Through prayer and reflection, Lord, show me what You want me to do today.  Then guide me to follow Your will, rather than my own desires.  Amen. Luke 6:12-19 Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his ...

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