Fr. Gene’s Daily Prayer

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The challenges which we face in these days,
O God, are both new and old, and the
combination has us off balance. And when all
is spinning, it is a good time for us to take a
break. Lead us to respond to the cacophony
with the inspiration of Your Spirit and the
heart which moved Jesus’ behaviors. Lift our
spirits with Your words and move us to
recreate the face of the earth in Your image
today and forever
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Your gifts are unending, O God, and because
we walk in the mystery of Your being, we are
always equipped to meet the challenges of our
day. And yet the many voices which claim to
point the way distract us from the inspiration
of Your Spirit. As we say thank you we also
pray for hearts that are open to that Spirit.
Lead us to gather our brothers and sisters
and together point to the marks of Your
kin[g]dom today and forever
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3 weeks ago

We work and pray, O God, trusting that the
faith and talents which You have given us will
indeed be sufficient to meet the challenges of
our day. Whether we focus on our church or
our cities, our schools or neighborhoods we
stymied to find a path through the unknown.
We pray for the gift of perseverance because
we believe that we walk in the light of Your
Spirit today and forever
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When the many exodus journeys were ordinary
for our ancestors in faith, they learned and
adapted to new modes of being and believing.
They trusted in Your presence and by Your
grace, they were able to see Your hand behind
the changes in their lives. They never lost faith.
Move us with that same grace, O God, and
urge us to follow their example trusting in
You today and forever
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3 weeks ago

We know so little about you, Mary of Magdela,
and assume so much. As we turn this corner
in the expression of our faith, we see you and
your life in a new light, and we are blessed.
You walked with Him, listened to His stories,
and were sent by Him to announce His
resurrection. What more could bless your
life?! Open our eyes to your role in His life
so that we will give you due praise today
and forever
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Our faith develops along with our understanding
and their partnership lives in the mystery of
Your graciousness, O God. Help us to see more
clearly and believe more honestly. Teach us to
say, “I don’t know” or “I trust Your word” when
those words are appropriate. We walk by faith
and understanding. Let us give honor to both
today and forever
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3 weeks ago

Above many things, we want to walk in Your
light, O God, and know Your acceptance and
embrace. And all too often we allow the shadow
of our misssteps and sins fall on us and we
judge that we are not worthy. In our prayer,
awaken us to the unbelievable! Open our
hearts to the undeserved gift of Your choice
and move us in word and deed to mirror Your
gifts and so point to the marks of Your
kin[g]dom today and forever
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By saying YES to You, O God, we have
responded to Your invitation and become part
of a people who work to announce Your saving
presence. Ours is an amazing vocation
peppered with joys and challenges, sorrows
and celebrations. See our thanks in the
perseverance which marks our work. Allow the
song and fire planted by Your Spirit to
move us forward today and forever
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3 weeks ago

You judge with clemency, O God, and we are
blessed to receive. And while we have been
blessed by Your graciousness, we find it
difficult to give as we have received. Today, as
we view our surroundings, move us to see our
brothers and sisters with an eye of compassion,
justice, and understanding. You pour out Your
gifts on us every day. Move us to give from
our abundance today and forever
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We live, O God, in the mystery of our existence
in You, and though we have said YES to You
we so often wander and even seek a way
contrary to what we believe. Enlighten and
encourage us along the way. Let the light
of Your Spirit overshadow the missteps which
are ordinary to us and move us to be the
people whose words and deeds point to the
marks of Your kin[g]dom today and forever
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3 weeks ago

When all are carrying more than ordinary
burdens, we pray, O God, for hearts of mercy
and compassion. Let the challenges we face
each day open our hearts to what our brothers
and sisters also face. Lead us with the light of
Your Spirit and let our ills teach us the
to display the compassion which Jesus
modeled. Move us in our words and deeds to
point to Your redeeming presence today and
forever
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With Your light and Your inspiration, O God,
we are blessed and sent, and in these troubled
times, it is difficult to know and say the words
of compassion and understanding. As we
stretch to touch Your gift of wisdom, move
us with the inspiration of Your Spirit to bring
healing and encouragement in our words and
deeds today and forever
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3 weeks ago

We look for signs of deliverance, O God, and
the story of Your relation with us reminds us
that we are always in Your hands whether we
see or not. And when events do not go our way,
it is a challenge to believe and trust You.
Through all that is dark or disappointing,
remind us that Your fidelity is forever, and in
good times and bad, we will continue to say
YES to following the faith lives of Jesus,
Mary, and our saints today and forever
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Your gift, O God, is that we see and hear of the
hungers of our brothers and sisters, and while
we search diligently for responses that will
fulfill their cries, we look to work with justice
and compassion. Lead us in Your way so that
our response will point to the marks of Your
kin[g]dom and in this way we will teach a
response that mirrors the presence of Jesus
and His mission today and forever
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4 weeks ago

“When Your judgment dawns upon the earth,
the world’s inhabitants learn justice.” Our
prayer, O God, among the many needs of our
day, is to learn and practice the justice of Your
judgments. Of all that we ask of You, give us
the gift of understanding so that walking with
our brothers and sisters, we will work to knit
a people whose lives will reveal Your justice
today and forever
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Your gifts, O God, light and inspire our lives,
and we are grateful to receive and be
challenged by the light of Your Spirit. As
we are lifted, continue to encourage us along
the way and allow the daily disappointments
and sadnesses not overshadow Your
inspiration. Keep the flame of faith alive and
burning so that through all which comes our
way, our words and deeds will point to the
marks of Your kin[g]dom today and forever
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4 weeks ago

We live in the mystery of Your being, O God,
and we believe that Your embrace is constant
and eternal. The challenges we face in our
time are many and complex and we have been
without preparation time to meet some of the
events which come each day. Renew and
strengthen our faith so that we will that
continue to trust that our lives lived in You
will have purpose and direction today and
forever
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We give You thanks, O God, for the light which
shines on our path each day, and we pray that
the clouds which make our day grey do not
overshadow Your light. Continue to open our
hearts to the inspiration and hope ignited by
Your Spirit’s fire so that our words and deeds
will point to the marks of Your kin[g]dom as it
is revealed on earth as it exists in heaven
today and forever
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