This devotional is uniquely Catholic in that the meditation is based on the daily readings for the Mass, called the Lectionary. But you don't have to be Catholic to find a home here! Click on 'Today's reading' for the lectionary link to read the bible readings, then click the back button and spend a few minutes with the meditation. Relax! This is your time, well deserved, much needed, and holy. Let all the things you "should be doing" melt away and bask in the presence of your God who loves you!

Before we begin, let us pray,

Father, you created me and put me on earth for a purpose. Jesus, you died for me and called me to complete your work. Holy Spirit, you help me to carry out the work for which I was created and called. In your presence and name - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I begin my meditation.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Father's day.

Lectionary: 543
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2

St. Joseph

The readings today honor St. Joseph by talking about fathers. In the bible, God makes great promises to upright men who chose fatherhood. St. Joseph is a prime example and model for all fathers. 
One more thing: No matter the status of your relationship, honor your child's father today by a phone call, a hug and a thank you for saying yes to fatherhood. Above all, pray for their father and all fathers today.
Prayer: Father in heaven, bless all fathers today. Give them the grace to be fathers who model your love and mercy as St. Joseph did. St. Joseph, pray for me and for the father of my children. Amen. 

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