Holy Comfort

Let us pray to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for all the graces that we need to be a brilliant light and a holy comfort to others each and every day in this darkened and sometimes frightening world. Don’t forget to offer your sufferings to God and to make sacrifices to save souls.

-from Our Lady of Fatima

 

   

 

 

 

Open to Grace

Loving Jesus, you never ask us to do the impossible, but you often ask us to do something difficult. Help us to remember that you are with us always, even in times of trouble. And help us today and throughout Lent to be open to your grace.

-from Peace and Good

   

 

 

 

Pathway to Sainthood

Following in the footsteps of the sinless One who took on our shame and guilt so that we need no longer carry it is the pathway every saint has walked and every aspiring saint must follow. When we are clean through the graces of the sacrament of reconciliation, remembering death becomes not a morbid preoccupation, but a sign of hope—for ourselves and for all those who look at us and see the likeness of the Savior.

-from Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

   

 

 

 

A Perfect Model

Jesus, we offer our gratitude, for the love of Mary in our lives. She continues to offer us care and concern as our sister in the Communion of Saints. She continues to model for us the way of Christ. She understands our love and our suffering.

-from The Last Words of Jesus

  

 

 

 

Raw Expression

Fasting is not an end in itself but instead is, like prayer and the works of mercy, an expression of who we are before God and in relation to others. Fasting should make us generous, not self-righteous. Lord Jesus, show me the difference between what I truly need and what I may simply want.

-from Peace and Good

 

 

 

 

Struggling with Temptation

Pope Francis encourages us to recall during this Lenten season that our salvation lies in God alone. We can take comfort in the fact that Jesus himself was tempted by evil things. Seeing his battle with his adversary in more human and less cosmic terms can help us when we’re struggling with temptation.

-from The Hope of Lent

 

 

 

Hearing God Speak

Lent is a time to quietly examine our relationships. We examine our relationships with others as well as with the Lord. Too often we want to ignore, even criticize, the ones we come upon who give us the best advice. Lord, let me hear you speaking through others.

-from Sacred Silence

 

 

Indebted to God

God of life, we are grateful for the many gifts that you have given to us. May we become prudent stewards of your many gifts and not thoughtlessly waste water, food, and other resources. May we respond to your Son’s cry of thirst with lives of peacemaking and just action. We make his prayer in your name. Amen.

-from The Last Words of Jesus 

 

Road of Reconciliation

Lord Jesus, as I travel through my Lenten journey, I confess that I still have far to go on the “road of reconciliation.” Give me the courage I need to follow you, as Saint Teresa did, even when the road is hard. Holy Spirit, work in me so that one day I too might be a saint! Saint Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!

-from Lent with Saint Teresa of Calcutta

 

 

Triumphant Heart

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Fatima, our dear Mother in Heaven, please pray for us. Please help our world! We are comforted knowing that your Immaculate Heart will triumph.

-from Our Lady of Fatima