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Monday in the 14th week of Ordinary Time or St. Elizabeth of Portugal, HW Underpriv or Independence Day
Independence Day (United States)
Today, in the United States of America, it is on the Fourth of July that we honor, reflect and celebrate our independence.
Our celebration has its own rituals: family picnics, parades, flags and fireworks. Why do we do this? Because a lot of struggle, work, vision and lives went into gaining independence and maintaining it.
One cannot reflect or celebrate anything without praising and thanking our triune God. That is where our trust should be and where our faith should lead.
The forefathers of this country of ours had faith and trust in God to form this one nation under God. Abraham, our father in faith, was willing to do anything and his faith was rewarded.
Let our faith in God lead us to a better celebration than the 4th! Eternal life now that is truly peace and justice for all!
help us to trust that through righteousness,
we may have faith,
and then your Son will be the only way, to lead us,
to forgive us and to guide us!
– Deacon James W. Chaufty
 Text of About today from the Catholic Calendar and Daily Meditation Archive
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Norrin Radd on September 26th, 2023 at 11:34
Pray the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary everyday. Especially now the Synod of Synodality to be held in secret beginning October 4, 2023 through October 29, 2023. Kyrie Eleison.
Carol Dechand on September 26th, 2023 at 10:44
Prayer in Thanksgiving for the daily blessings you bestow upon my family Lord. All honor, praise and Glory be to thee.
Rhonda George on September 26th, 2023 at 8:49
God's Will Be Done-Through Jesus our Lord. Amen
Rhonda George on September 26th, 2023 at 8:48
Praying for all Sinners to have Love of Neighbor-Through Jesus our Lord. Queen of Peace, pray for us. St. Joseph, pray for us. Sts. Cosmas and Damian, pray for us.
Rhonda George on September 26th, 2023 at 8:44
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy- Justin and Amanda Stewart & Family
Patricia on September 26th, 2023 at 8:04
Pray for the radical conversion of Nia. For the sake of her two young daughters, for the sake of her Catholic husband, pray for her radical conversion. And for Thou, O God, for the sake of Your Son's sorrowful Passion, have mercy on Nia and save her.
Ronald on September 26th, 2023 at 7:21
Please pray for my family members who have gone astray. Lord Jesus, carry them on your shoulder as the good shepherd who carried the lost sheep. Amen.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 26th, 2023 at 0:00
Jesus, implant your Word into us to guide, lead & protect us. Get rid of our moral impurities so we can be blessed. Encourage us to be not only hearers but doers of the Word. Draw us to the divine family by helping us obey the Father's Will. Blessed Mother, help us to say *yes* to our call.
Manolo on September 26th, 2023 at 0:00
Lord, we pray for the eternal repose of the soul of our dear brother, Glenn Pahilan... O Lord, grant Glenn eternal rest. May your light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. And we also pray for his family, let them be comforted by Your Holy Presence in their grief. Amen.
James Kaniecki on September 25th, 2023 at 23:36
Please pray for my brother-in-law, Tony. He had some serious and complicated surgery on his neck today. He will have to wear a neck collar for 6 weeks. He has been through a lot this past year and will most likely have a lengthy recovery. Thank you!
[email protected] on September 25th, 2023 at 22:16
Can we commit to earnest praying and sacrificing for the Synod on Synodality meeting from October 4 to October 29th? LORD, MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE IN US
Ken on September 25th, 2023 at 21:46
My brother Scott, he was hospitalized today for very high blood pressure.
anabel lopez on September 25th, 2023 at 11:48
Dear Lord, this morning I pray to you with my heart in hands and give it to you. Please help Joey find a job. You know he is a God's man in need of your help. We ask to you our Lord so that he can find a good job if that is what you wish. In Jesus name. Amen.
Robert Alderman on September 25th, 2023 at 11:27
For Your Presence to always rest in my heart. Please stay with me, Lord. Do not abandon me.
Norrin Radd on September 25th, 2023 at 11:21
Thanks be to the Holy Trinity, our Blessed Virgin Mother Mary and all the Church for the successful men's retreat of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. My pagan nephew came awaay from the retreat infused with the Holy Spirit and is now discerning conversion to Catholicism.
Dorothy on September 25th, 2023 at 10:03
My heart is broken. I am lonely. Please heal my brokenness Lord and bless me with a loving, holy companion. May your will be done. Thank you. Amen.
Thomas on September 25th, 2023 at 9:16
A prayer of thanksgiving for 10-year-old, Ryan, who's parents have been told his cancer is in remission. As we pray for his continued recovery, we ask for the healing of so many others in need.
Rhonda George on September 25th, 2023 at 8:45
Lord Jesus, Divine Mercy-Rich and Coy Heltumas
Chris Mpelega on September 25th, 2023 at 7:17
God almighty. May the spirit of my departed beloved son Atang Hayden through grace be forgiven for any sins he may have committed. May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort us with his grace and love. Give us the assurance Lord that although he has departed from our sight, he is in your loving care. Amen
Kevin on September 25th, 2023 at 6:26
A prayer of thanksgiving to our God for receiving viable employment and starting my work today. I ask that He direct my hands to complete His work in His name today and all days.
Marie-Lou Dauharry on September 25th, 2023 at 0:00
Light of the world, Rekindle Your flame of love through us for others to see.Teach us the power of Your Living Word dispelling darkness of sins & death.Fill us with the love of Your Word to deepen our spirituality & understanding what You want to reveal to us. Help us to overcome our weaknesses.
Thomas on September 25th, 2023 at 0:00
A prayer for my wife, as she suffers greatly with intestinal issues. I beg for the Lord's mercy on her behalf and pray the new doctor she sees this week will have some answers, as no one so far has been able to help her. I ask this in Jesus's name. Amen.
Susan Carabajal on September 24th, 2023 at 23:52
In thanksgiving for the grace I received today by attending holy mass. Your mercies are forever Lord. With humble heart and deep gratitude do I bow to you O most Holy of holies. Amen
EmKay on September 24th, 2023 at 23:24
For my granddaughter and future grandchild.The unborn child has been diagnosed with Intrauterine Growth Defect;there is concern s/he could be born with physical and/or mental difficulties. a C Section is planned in October as there is concern s/he would not survive the birthing process.
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