Holier through Forgiveness

God, our Creator, how wonderfully you made man. You transformed dust into your own image and gave it a share in your own nature; yet you are more wonderful in pardoning the man who had rebelled against you. Grant that where sin has abounded, grace may more abound, so that we can become holier through forgiveness and be more grateful to you.

Give Light to Those Who Call on You

Father, creator of unfailing light, give that same light to those who call to you. May our lips praise you; our lives proclaim your goodness; our work give you honor, and our voices celebrate you for ever.

A Prayer during Eucharistic Adoration

O God, you are my God, for you I long; for you my soul is thirsting.  My body pines for you like a dry, weary land without water.  So I gaze on you in the sanctuary to see your strength and your glory.

Prayer for the Souls at Garissa University

Let us pray for the 142 Christian students and five security guards who were murdered at a university campus during our Triduum celebrations last Holy Thursday.  May God welcome their souls and give solace to the parents suffering from this loss.  Lord, have mercy…


Glory to Thee Who Safe Has Kept

Glory to thee who safe hast kept,
And hast refreshed me whilst I slept!
Grant, Lord, when I from death shall wake,
I may of endless life partake.

Wake and lift up thyself my heart
And with the angels bear thy part
Who all night long unwearied sing
High praise to the eternal King

Lord, I my vows to thee renew;
Scatter my sins as morning dew;
Guard my first springs of thought and will,
And with thy self my spirit fill.

Direct, control, suggest this day,
All I design, or do, or say,
That all my powers, with all their might,
In thy sole glory may unite.

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise him, all creatures here below;
Praise him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.


Thomas Ken (1692)

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