I share with you our Stewardship Prayer at Christ the King Parish in Greenmeadows, Quezon City. If you are not familiar with what Stewardship is all about, just pray this prayer and you will know, in your heart, what it means to be a steward or a stewardess:
Are you looking for a unique gift to give to your families and friends this Christmas? Why settle for something that will only last a few weeks or a few months?
As you pray daily, please remember to offer prayers for those who have passed away and are in purgatory. Those of us who are living, all probably wish that we could be assured of going to heaven to share eternal life with the Father.
“O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in thee all my interests and desires. O St. Joseph, do assist me by thy powerful intercession and obtain for me from thy Divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord; so that, having engaged here below thy heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers.
Today, June 15, 2007, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In Catholic masses today, the readings will mostly focus on the Good Shepherd who always takes care of us.
One of my favorite Bible verses or prayers is Psalm 23. In this world filled with confusion and disappointments, there remains much to be thankful for:
Today, June 13, is the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua. My mother told me way back that if I should lose anything, I should ask for the intercession of St. Anthony as he is known to help people who have lost certain things. Here is the prayer:
“Come, O Holy Spirit:
enlighten my understanding
to know your commands;
strengthen my heart
against the wiles of the enemy;
inflame my will…
I have heard your voice,
and I don’t want to harden
my heart by resisting,
by saying ‘later…tomorrow.”
Nunc coepi! Now!
Lest there be no tomorrow for me!
O, Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Spirit of joy and peace!
I want what you want,
I want it because you want it,
I want it as you want it,
I want it when you want it.”