Bless us, O Lord, and these, thy gifts, which we are about to receive through Thy bounty, through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
O God, grant me a moment to reflect on Your gift to me of this day. Help me to see Your touch in all that has already happened and to hope You will be with me in all that is still coming my way. For the tasks You have given me and for the strength to face them, I thank You, Lord. For these moments of peace and for the ways You keep me going, whether I am aware of them or not, I give You thanks. Amen.
Omnipotence of the Father, help my frailty, and rescue me from the depths of misery.
Wisdom of the Son, direct all my thoughts, words and actions. Love of the Holy Spirit, be the source of all the operations of my soul this day, so that they may be entirely conformed to the Divine will.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace:
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word.
And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us.
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
You expired, O Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls and an ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.
O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us,
I trust in You. Amen.
(Blessed Charles de Foucauld)
Father, I abandon myself into Your hands;
Do with me what You will.
Whatever You may do, I thank You:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me, and in all Your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into Your hands I commend my soul:
I offer it to You with all the love of my heart,
For I love You, Lord, and so need to give myself,
To surrender myself into Your hands without reserve,
And with boundless confidence,
For You are my Father.
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