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.

Monday, August 23, 2010


Lectionary: 425
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Rose of Lima

Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy were dear friends of the Thessalonians. As such, they encouraged them, bragged about them, and most of all, prayed for them. Have you surrounded yourself with friends like these?
One more thing: As school begins there may be some ups and downs in your child's friendships. Come back to this passage from a letter between good friends as the standard for friendship. Is your child thanking God for that friend? If not, then perhaps they aren't a friend after all.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the friendship of your son Jesus. Help me to teach my children how to be true friends through living by the great commandments. Bless me with friends that encourage me in my vocation of motherhood. I ask this in your son Jesus' name, Amen. St. Rose of Lima, pray for me.

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