As we enter another week of our Lenten journey, guide us to the path that leads to you. Fill our hearts with gratitude, patience, strength, and peace as we strive to become the best versions of ourselves, honestly admitting our shortcomings and sins. As we renew our resolve each day to become better people, let us hear your voice in the deepest reaches of our hearts. Give us rest in you. Help us to accept others, showing them your great love instead of casting judgment. Stay with us through the busy days this week and remind us that when we need comfort, solitude, wisdom, or guidance, we can always turn to you. Help us develop discipline and generosity through fasting and almsgiving, and come closer to you through prayer this Lent. In your name we pray, Amen.
…Saint Anthony of Padua Parish bulletin
Each broken in some way;
but when joined in prayer,
a mosaic of strength.
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
– 2 Corinthians 13:11
“Never stop praying.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:17
Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace.
– 1 Peter 4:10
Prayer should be a way of life.
A life sentence.
I prayed you rose in the arms of a dream,
so vivid –
you can fly beyond imagination.