St Joseph's Prayer Blog - 25 Apr 2021


Today we celebrate

4th Sunday of Easter


In other years:

St Mark the Evangelist



Todays Word of God


John 10:11-18 - The good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep


Jesus said:

‘I am the good shepherd:

the good shepherd is one who lays down his life for his sheep.

The hired man, since he is not the shepherd

and the sheep do not belong to him,

abandons the sheep and runs away

as soon as he sees a wolf coming,

and then the wolf attacks and scatters the sheep;

this is because he is only a hired man

and has no concern for the sheep.


‘I am the good shepherd;

I know my own

and my own know me,

just as the Father knows me

and I know the Father;

and I lay down my life for my sheep.

And there are other sheep I have

that are not of this fold,

and these I have to lead as well.

They too will listen to my voice,

and there will be only one flock,

and one shepherd.


‘The Father loves me,

because I lay down my life

in order to take it up again.

No one takes it from me;

I lay it down of my own free will,

and as it is in my power to lay it down,

so it is in my power to take it up again;

and this is the command I have been given by my Father.’


Todays From the Acts


Acts 4:8-12 · The name of Jesus Christ is the only name in which we can be saved


Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter said: ‘Rulers of the people, and elders! If you are questioning us today about an act of kindness to a cripple, and asking us how he was healed, then I am glad to tell you all, and would indeed be glad to tell the whole people of Israel, that it was by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the one you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this name and by no other that this man is able to stand up perfectly healthy, here in your presence, today. This is the stone rejected by you the builders, but which has proved to be the keystone. For of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.’


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament



To adore with special reflections or music - www.onlyingod.com/adoration


The Rosary


Mary said 'I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary. The Rosary shall be a powerful armour against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.'


To day we pray the Glorious Mysteries


Morning Prayer


Lord, help me to live this day, quietly, easily;

to lean on your great strength, trustfully, restfully;

to wait for the unfolding of your will, patiently, serenely;

to meet others, peacefully, joyfully;

to face tomorrow, confidently, courageously.

Amen.


Divine Mercy


By the grace of God, I have received such a disposition of heart that I am never so happy as when I suffer for Jesus, whom I love with every beat of my heart.”



Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska:

Divine Mercy in My Soul



Prayer to St Michael


Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in our hour of conflict. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.



Each day we end with a Fatima prayer


The Angels Prayer


Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,

I adore you profoundly,

and I offer you the most precious Body, Blood,

soul and divinity of Jesus Christ,

present in all the tabernacles of the world,

in reparation for the outrages,

sacrileges and indifferences

by which he himself is offended.

And through the infinite merits of his most Sacred Heart

and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,

I beg of you the conversion of poor sinners.


We commend

particularly for smartphone use

Catholic Prayer Book - theworldofourlord.com

Catholic Catechism - catechismonline.com

The New Testament - thewordofourlord.com

Scripture Rosary - theholywordrosary.com


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