Sunday, October 9, 2016

Prayer Before Meals

This is a prayer I learned when I was too little to remember how old I was. My daughter and I still pray it every day before each meal, even when we go out to eat.

Bless us, oh Lord, in these thy gifts, which we are about to receive, from thy bounty through Christ our Lord. Amen

Bread, Food, White, Homemade, The Bakery, Gourmet

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Serenity Prayer

serenity: the state or quality of being calm, tranquil, at peace

The main prayer we will use to begin our classes each month will be the Serenity Prayer. It's short and simple, but I have found it to be very helpful in my weakest or most stressful moments.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can, 
and the wisdom to know the difference.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

A Prayer for Technology

[Quick Note: While many of the entries on this blog will be formal prayers used by many catholics, there will be others, like this one, that come from a more personal perspective but are no less reverent.]

Heavenly Father, thank you for this tool that will help us share our prayer life with one another. We recognize that technology is one of the many gifts You give us to help us grow together as a community. We pray that this forum will allow us to grow spiritually and reach out to all Your children in a positive way. Amen