The following prayers are those I say every day as soon as I get up in the monring. You may wish to copy this page and place it on your bathroom mirror. It only takes 60 seconds to read it but it allows you to thread your day with the Golden Thread of Christ’s love. You can take what you thread to Heaven with you. If you would like to add your own intentions other than the ones I have written, simply copy them to your computer, write new ones that are specific to your heart. May we become what we pray.
The book of prayer is the book Christ gave you at Baptism, one which you alone can access. You write in it those for whom you wish to pray, those who have died in the peace of Christ, all those who seek your prayers. You place them in the book of Life. There is only one book of life, Christ.
MORNING OFFERING AND INTENTIONS FOR EACH DAY
O, my Jesus, may I act this day as though it is a lifetime, to give you praise and glory, just as you glorify the Father in union with the Holy Spirit. I offer all I do today, trying to love you with all my mind, all my heart, and all my strength and my neighbor as myself. On this day, give me the strength to see the false promises that the world presents to me as a god. Help me to prefer nothing to the love of Christ. I dedicate myself to you as Mary did when she accepted the invitation of God to be your mother. Praise be the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit now and forever. The God who is, who was, and who is to come at the end of the ages. Amen and Amen.
Monday: In reparation for my sins and those of the Church, plus those written in my book of prayer.
Tuesday: For all family, friends, teachers, and those written in my book of prayer.
Wednesday: In honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and St. Joseph, plus all those written in my book of prayer.
Thursday: For all Lay Cistercians, Monks of Holy Spirit Monastery, Monks of St. Meinrad Archabbey, priests and religious of Diocese of Evansville, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Sisters of Providence and the Monks of Norcia, Italy plus those written in my book of prayer.
Friday: For an increase in grace to love God with all my heart, all my mind, all my strength, and my neighbor as myself, plus those written in my book of prayer.
Saturday: For all deceased, an increase in my faith through the Holy Spirit plus those written in my book of prayer.
Sunday: To give praise, to the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. The God who is, who was, and who is to come at the end of the ages. Amen and Amen –Cistercian doxology
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