Bl. Peter Snow and Bl. Ralph Grimston, Marytrs

Almighty, every-living God, you gave your martyrs Peter and Ralph grace to lay down their lives for Christ. Help our weakness too: give us the strength to live for you even as they did not shrink from dying for your sake. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

The Master Gardener

O Lord our God, you have replanted on our earth the garden lost in Eden, and you have sent a new Gardener to till the soil plowed by the wood of the cross. He who is both the farmer and the seed has watered the earth with his life’s blood, shed for our redemption. Make us grow in his likeness by the power of his word dwelling in our hearts. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, Monday, June 14, 2021

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary

Father, you prepared the heart of the Virgin Mary to be a fitting home for your Holy Spirit. By her prayers may we become a more worthy temple of your glory. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

O God our Father, in honoring the heart of your beloved Son, we tell the wonders of your love for all ­people. May your Church always mirror your love to the whole world, through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, Friday, June 11, 2021.

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Fill us with Your Light

Lord, rise up and come to our aid; with your strong arm lead us to freedom, as you mightily delivered our forefathers. Since you are the king who knows the secrets of our hearts, fill them with the light of truth. Amen

Saint Columba

Lord, warm our hearts with zeal for your kingdom and a longing for its fulfillment. Make our lives rich in good works, and so bring us to share the glory of Saint Columba, when we see you face to face and are one with you always. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Saint Ephraem

Lord God, in your kindness open our hearts to the Holy Spirit, under whose inspiration Saint Ephraem loved to sing of your mysteries, and by whose power he served you alone. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Christ Conquers Sin and Death

O God, you sent your Word to conquer all the powers of sin and death. Make us true to your Word, that our praise and our lives might give you delight, through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

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The Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Lord Jesus Christ, who in your Incarnation elevated created things to bear your divine life, grant that we, who have been baptized into your Death and Resurrection, may ever draw near to the Sacrament of your salvation and remain close to you for all eternity. Who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat Magazine, American edition, Morning Prayer, Sunday, June 6, 2021, Feast of Corpus Christi

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Tragedy

 “There is only one tragedy, in the end: not to have been a saint.” ~León Bloy

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