We make resolutions. We attend parties or festive dinners. We watch huge gatherings on the television as we wait for the ball to drop. There are many ways that we ring out the old year and ring in the new. This year, let’s add prayer to our list. As we reflect on the past year, let’s commend 2017 to the Lord and ask him for his guidance and grace in the new year. More »
During Advent, we prepare our hearts to welcome Jesus. Discover the rough patches in your heart that God wants to smooth. Find the holes that he wants to fill with grace and forgiveness by praying about the following questions.
Prepare a way for you, Lord?
I’ve got lots of work to do!
Let us see in what sense the Incarnation of the Word constitutes the fundamental event of God’s mercy. More »
Times of grief and distress tear at our souls and our lives. Author Wayne Simisc shares a couple prayers along with scripture, hymns and thoughts for reflection asking God to carry us in these times. More »
I have recalled several times the need for every Christian, in the midst of the many occupations that fill our days, to find time for God and for prayer. More »
Hail, Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee (you).
Blessed art thou (are you) among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy (your) womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Scripture resounds with the worship of God. From its pages echo the voices of countless men and women—as well as myriads upon myriads of angels—who offer cries and prayers of homage to the Lord. We, too, can join this chorus of praise by making our own the words of those great hymns in the Book of Psalms that extol the Lord and his greatness. More »