Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HWP: St. Therese's Morning Offering

It is a great practice to begin each day with a Morning Offering, a prayer that entrusts ourselves and our day to the gracious hands of our God. There are numerous varieties of such prayers available, but as we celebrate the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux today, it seems appropriate to pray one written by the Little Flower herself. Enjoy this week's Half-Way Prayer:

A Morning Offering
O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love. 
O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity.

Amen.