Fr. Gene’s Daily Prayer

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Through Your grace and Your call, You have
invited us, O God, to attend to Your word, and
we have said YES. Beginning with the prophets,
and continuing with the lives of Jesus, Mary,
and our saints, we have heard and seen. Yet
we struggle to put that word into our daily
lives. But with Your light we see life.
Continue to encourage us along the way so
that what we believe will be seen in our
actions today and forever
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We work each day, O God, to point to the
kin[g]dom for which we pray, and so our
prayer and our work are intertwined. The
mystery about which we need to be reminded
is that everything we do is done while we live
in You. We are never alone. As the periodic
blues invade our journey, help our prayer
to remind us of where our focus belongs.
Our life is You is the joy and the challenge
of our journey today and forever
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5 days ago

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thank you πŸ™ I love ❀️ “kindom” 😊

The many voices which surround us, O God,
claim to know the way, and as always, it is our
goal to discern which is from You. Though we
listen each day, we are yet challenged because
there are pieces of Your way scattered among
the many. Through our prayer, continue to
ignite the fire of Your Spirit in our hearts so
that our words and deeds will remake the face
of the earth in Your image today and forever
+++ +++ 28th in OT +++ +++ 144 +++
Your gifts, O God, are without number and each
day when we wake we have another opportunity
to say thanks for life and breath. You hold us in
the palm of Your hands and You look with love
on what You have created. Send us from our
prayer aware of Your gifts and alive to the
people who hunger for Your life. Encourage us
as Your disciples today and forever
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6 days ago

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thank you 😊

You, O God, are our light and the source of
setting our direction. Each day we face the
challenge of knitting a people who will work
to bring justice and compassion to our earth.
And because each group sees the task from a
different point of view, there is not one way to
go about our task. Open our eyes and our
hearts to the inspiration of Your Spirit so that
we will continue to work in Your light today
and forever
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We are blessed each day, O God, that in hearing
Your word we are given light and direction to
our lives. We live among many voices who claim
to speak in Your name, and we are challenged
to bring forth the light which comes from You.
Lead us to follow the way which brings life to
our world so that our work will meet the cries
of the lost, the hungers of the starving, and the
darkness of those in despair. Your light gives
life to our world today and forever
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7 days ago

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thank you πŸ™ St. Francis de Sales Parish 😊 ❀️

Our brokenness, O God, weighs on and there is
no escaping from how we hve bee made. And yet
because we live in the mystery of Your grace, we
are moved to announce Your saving presence.
Our vocation never changes. You ask us to
bring new life to every situation we meet.
Continue to encourage us and keep our focus
on You as we pray with Mary and our
community today and forever
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We live in the midst of sin and grace, O God,
and though we ache to rid ourselves of the
demons who haunt us, we must learn how to
live with them and still recognize Your saving
presence. Though our sin is before us, we are
not doomed and Your grace is always within
our reach. Lift us each day with Your word
and set our steps on Your path of
righteousness so that we will continue to
be the people You have asked us to be today
and forever
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1 week ago

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amen thank you ☺️

Amen and amen

Because we recognize our wandering from Your
way, O God, we are tempted to believe that,
from time to time, You turn Your back on us
and so we must beg for Your forgiveness.
While that seems ordinary, our faith says it is
not Your way. We live in the mystery of Your
being, and every breath we take is a sign of
Your forgiveness and encouragement. As You
urge us forward, remind us that we live in
You today and forever
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We give You thanks, O God, that each day You
pour out Your word to us and regardless of our
successes or failures, You continue to lift and
encourage us. All too often we get weighed
down by the brokenness that is part of who we
are and we focus on our missteps while feeling
sorry for our lot. Turn our attention to His call
and our choice to follow Jesus. Renew the
Spirit’s fire so that we will continue as His
disciples today and forever
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2 weeks ago

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thank you 😊

It is not so much that we run away, O God, but
rather that we have learned to avoid those hard
spots where reconciliation might take place.
You invite us to be a people, but we choose to
use our differences to divide and separate us.
Soften the hard edges of our hearts so that with
some understanding we will seize those
opportunities to reach across the gaps we have
created and so move closer to being the people
whose lives give Your praise today and forever
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Your command is simple, and in the life of
Jesus, we hear, β€œGo and do likewise.” While we
hear and understand, we wrestle with how and
when. There are more than enough men and
women around us who easily fill the role of
neighbor, and each, in his/her own way, is a
victim. We pray, O God, for Your light; how do
we help those who seem content to stay as
victims? Among our many choices, lead us to
act wisely so that Your compassion will be
seen in our words and deeds today and
forever
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2 weeks ago

We walk, O God, in the midst of good and evil
and as much as we would like to rid ourselves
of the demon who haunt us, it is our lot to
make our journey as You have created us.
Even at the risk of losing our status, lift us to
pursue the vision of the kin[g]dom You have
planted in our hearts. Let Your Spirit light our
way and nurture the fire in our hearts today
and forever
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What You ask of us, O God, is neither simple
nor easy, and yet because the vision of Your
kin[g]dom has captured our hearts, we are
lifted and encouraged to give all that we are
for the sake of Your word. Your gifts are our
lives. Urge us to continue acting as Your
disciples, so that without counting the cost,
we will work to remake the face of the earth
in Your image today and forever
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2 weeks ago

It is a love relation between You and all of
creation, O God, best describe Your eternal
gift. While even the people who has said YES
to You have strayed from Your path, like a
patient parent, You have prowled the heavens
waiting for our return. Open our hearts with
Your word, and through our prayer and remind
us that reaching to the end of creation Your
embrace is everlasting today and forever
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Our thanks to You, O God, is a life given to
the works of Your kin[g]dom. Because all that
He said and did has touched and made bold
our hearts, we have gathered to follow in the
footsteps of Jesus. And though from time to
time, we falter, we renew each day our
commitment to recreate the earth in Your
image just as He did. We are the
continuation of His disciples praying in
community with Mary today and forever
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2 weeks ago

We live, O God, in the midst of sadness and joy
as well as in the mystery of sin and grace and
so we are usually seeking Your hand to right
ourselves. From the more serious to the more
mundane, we bounce back and forth. With
Your grace light our path and open our hearts
to the mystery of life in You so that in every
moment we will work to reveal Your saving
presence today and forever
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We are believers and so our hearts are restless
until they rest in You, O God. You have made
us to search and so we are always on the
lookout for signs of Your revealing moments.
With the light of Your Spirit, shine on our path
so that saying YES to Your inspiration we will
continue as Your disciples announcing the
kin[g]dom for which we pray today and forever
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