Unity

God of love, you created your Church to be the sacrament of unity for a divided world. Gather us together in the communion of love by the power of your Holy Spirit, so that our love for one another may flame out as a vibrant light in every human darkness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Thursday, January 6, 2022.

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Saint John Neumann

Lord our God, you sent your Son among us as a stranger, stripped of all majesty and privilege, that from his poverty the entire world might be enriched with the incomparable gift of redemption. Sustain all pastors who desire to set their people’s needs above their own, and inspire all who hear the pastoral call to serve, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

O Lord our God, Word of truth, you illumined Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton with the light of your presence and the love of your people. Through her example and intercession, teach us to know you, to follow you, and to serve you, who are Christ the Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

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Winter-bound Hearts

God of all the living, you sent your Only Begotten Son to enlighten the world with the warmth of your love. Enkindle in our winter-bound hearts the fire of charity, that we may burn always with zeal for you, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Monday, January 3, 2022.

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Epiphany

O Lord, our God, a star led the Magi to your Son. May the sound of your Word and the light of your Spirit lead us today to worship before him in Spirit and in truth, bringing the gift of our lives to him, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

O God of all the living, you brought to birth the day of salvation wrought through the One who is our everlasting life and peace. Through the intercession of Mary, Mother of God and the world’s Mother, bring to perfection that which you have begun in him who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Saturday, January 1, 2022.

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2021

Lord Jesus Christ, in you all times and all seasons reach their fullness. On this last day of the year, renew your people’s hope for the fullness of freedom, peace, and love, who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Friday, December 31, 2021.

God of Promise and Fulfillment

O God of promise and fulfillment, you sent your Son as the long-desired Messiah. Awaken our world to his presence, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Saturday, December 30, 2021.

Enjoying the Holidays

Beginning Sunday, December 19 and continuing through Wednesday, December 29, there will be a break posting to this blog to allow for a more focused enjoyment of the holidays.

Praying that you enjoy your time with loved ones and friends this Christmas Season.

Joseph and Mary, pray for us

Lord Jesus Christ, you are the long-awaited ruler of the earth. Through the example and intercession of Mary and Joseph, prepare our hearts to receive you with joy and to serve you faithfully, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Prayer from Magnificat—U.S. Edition, Morning Prayer, Saturday, December 18, 2021.

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