My Morning Offering

(by Orthodox St. John Kronstadt)

  O Lord, grant that with Your peace I may greet all that this day is to bring. Grant me grace to surrender myself completely to Your Holy Will. In every hour of this day instruct me and guide me in all things. Teach me to accept tranquilly whatever tidings I may receive during this day, in the firm belief that Your Holy Will governs all. Govern my thoughts and feelings in all that I do and say. When unforeseen things occur, let me not forget that all is sent by You. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonably toward everyone, so that I may bring confusion and sorrow to no one. Bestow on me, O Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my part in its events. Guide my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to suffer, to forgive and to love. Amen.   ~

 Liturgy of the Hours 

 Angelus: Angelus Pro app

Divine Mercy Chaplet

Sung version :: Purchase it here.

Spoken version and several other prayers and devotions

St. Andrew Christmas Prayer

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

More on St. Andrew devotion and a free printable of the prayer here.

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Unfailing Petition to St. Joseph

Holy St. Joseph, Spouse of Mary, be mindful of me, pray for me, watch over me. Guardian of the paradise of the new Adam, provide for my temporal wants. Faithful guardian of the most precious of all treasures, I beseech thee to bring this matter to a happy end, if it be for the glory of God, and the good of my soul.Amen  

Alarms set on the phone for my husband.

5:30 Gratitude/morning offering

6:00 For his walk with the Lord

7:00 For his work & co-workers

8:00 For his vocation as a father

9:00 For his friendships

10:00 For his health &safety

11:00 For peace w/time management

12:00 For his witness

1:00 For his hopes and dreams

2:00 For our marriage

3:00 For strength/grace/inspiration of Holy Spirit

4:00 For budget burdens

5:00 For effective communication


A brisk walk through our advent traditions & well-loved stories: