St Joseph's Prayer Blog - 3 Feb 2021

Ps 105: 47


Save us, O Lord our God!

And gather us from the nations,

to give thanks to your holy name,

and make it our glory to praise you.




In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

Let us pray


O Jesus I Surrender myself to You, You take over. Amen


Today We Celebrate


Wednesday of week 4 in Ordinary Time

or

Saint Ansgar (Oscar), Bishop

Saint Blaise, Bishop, Martyr

Other saints:

St Laurence of Canterbury (- 619)

St Dunstan of Canterbury (- 988)

St Theodore of Canterbury (602 - 690)

Saint Werburg

St Anne Line, née Heigham (1565? - 1601)

Bl. Peter of Ruffia OP (~1320 - 1365)

Bl. Anthony of Pavonio OP (1326 - 1374)

Bl. Bartholomew of Cerverio OP (~1420 - 1466)

Mt4:4


Man does not live on bread alone,

but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.


The Word of God


Mark 6:1-6 - 'A prophet is only despised in his own country'


Jesus went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, ‘Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?’ And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, ‘A prophet is only despised in his own country, among his own relations and in his own house’; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.



MORNING PRAYER


Lord, my life is Yours.

Today I give myself to You

for the purpose of spreading Your Mercy

now and for eternity.

Use me as You will, dear Lord.

I offer myself as a willing instrument

of Your Mercy in our world.

Jesus, I trust in You. Amen




“It is a great thing to know how

to make use of the present moment.”





Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska:

Divine Mercy in My Soul





The Word of The Lord - From the letters of Paul


Hebrews 12:4-7,11-15 - God is training you as his sons


In the fight against sin, you have not yet had to keep fighting to the point of death.


Have you forgotten that encouraging text in which you are addressed as sons? My son, when the Lord corrects you, do not treat it lightly; but do not get discouraged when he reprimands you. For the Lord trains the ones that he loves and he punishes all those that he acknowledges as his sons. Suffering is part of your training; God is treating you as his sons. Has there ever been any son whose father did not train him? Of course, any punishment is most painful at the time, and far from pleasant; but later, in those on whom it has been used, it bears fruit in peace and goodness. So hold up your limp arms and steady your trembling knees and smooth out the path you tread; then the injured limb will not be wrenched, it will grow strong again.


Always be wanting peace with all people, and the holiness without which no one can ever see the Lord. Be careful that no one is deprived of the grace of God and that no root of bitterness should begin to grow and make trouble; this can poison a whole community.


Each day I pray that the Lord

will bless you and keep you.

May He show His face to you

and have mercy.

May He turn His countenance to you

and give you peace.

The Lord bless you!

Amen.


Always remember - Jesus loves you.


Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel


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.


The Holy Rosary


Our Blessed Mother explained to us what would happen in the World and in the Church if people continued to turn from God. One of the things she asked us to do was to say the Rosary everyday. Please find a few minutes today to fulfil her request.


Today we pray

The Glorious Mysteries


Only in God is my soul at rest. In Him comes my salvation.


We finish as we begun


In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen



We commend


Catholic Doctrine - onlyingod.com

Catholic Catechism - catechismonline.com

The New Testament - thewordofourlord.com

Scripture Rosary - theholywordrosary.com