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  • Pause for Prayer: THURSDAY 5/28 May 28, 2020
    Image sourceIn the day ahead of me, Lord...Help me see the world with your eyes:clearly, with wisdom and insight...Help me hear others' words with your ears, Lord:listening with compassion and understanding...Help me touch others' hearts with your hands: gently and firmly, with healing...Help me taste of life with your tongue:savoring the salty, relishing the sweet...Help […]
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  • NIGHT PRAYER: Wednesday 5/27 May 27, 2020
    I'm remembering tonight, Lord, all the times these past two months when I've  complained, grumbled and whined - all about the weather!It was too cold, it was so damp!Was there a sun behind those gathering clouds?  Would trees turn green? Would spring arrive?The final insult? Snow in May!But spring has sprung! The sun is out!Long […]
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  • Pause for Prayer: WEDNESDAY 5/27 May 27, 2020
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  • NIGHT PRAYER: Tuesday 5/26 May 26, 2020
    As the day gives way to darkness, Lord,I pray tonight for all who are distanced and separatedfrom those they dearly love...First I pray for those mourning the lossof a family member or friend,for those who grieve from afar,unable to travel and gather with othersto share their prayer and grief...Distance makes the heart grow fonderbut weighs […]
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  • A new episcopal vicar in a Roman Catholic diocese May 26, 2020
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  • A reminder of this past Sunday, and an invitation... May 26, 2020
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  • Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 5/26 May 26, 2020
    Go deep, Lord!Go deep into my heartand at its very coreprepare the soil of my soulfor planting seeds of peace...Go deep, Lord!Go deep into my souland there weed out whatever stunts my growthin faith in you...Go deep, Lord!Go deep into my darknessand in every shadowed cornershine the light of simple wisdomthat I might find your […]
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  • NIGHT PRAYER: Monday 5/25 May 25, 2020
    Sometimes it's at night, Lord, when I feel closest to youand sometimes it's at night when I wonder if I've lost you- or if you've lost sight of me... But regardless of how I feel, any night or day,you are there, Lord, you're there with me and beside me,before me and behind me, within me, all […]
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  • Monday Morning Offering: Memorial Day 2020 May 25, 2020
    Image: George MendozaGood morning, good God!We pray today, Lord,remembering those who died,who’ve passed from this life to the nextto meet, at last, their Maker,you, the lover of their souls...We pray today, Lord,remembering those gone long before,marked with signs of faith,marked as yours in ways unknownto us and others' grief...We pray today, Lord,remembering those who gave […]
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  • NIGHT PRAYER: Sunday 5/24 May 25, 2020
    Sometimes at night, Lord, I look back and wonder:   how did I spend my time today - wisely or foolishly?   did I do enough?  did I do too much?   did I do what was mine to do today      and did I do it generously and graciously?   did I waste any precious time today?   […]
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  • Mass - with help from Rodgers and Hammerstein! May 24, 2020
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  • Pause for Prayer: SUNDAY 5/24 May 24, 2020
    Image sourceA prayer for Memorial Day weekendIn the quiet sanctuaries of our own hearts,let each of us name and call on the One whose power over usis great and gentle, firm and forgiving, holy and healing...You who created us,who sustain us,who call us to live in peace,hear our prayer today.Hear our prayer for all who […]
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  • NIGHT PRAYER: Saturday 5/23 May 23, 2020
    For many, Lord, the shades of nighttimeopen a stream of tears,a river of grief, a flood of anxious fears...So many cry themselves to sleep at nightor pray to find the tears that might relievethe pressures of the day or of a lifetime...But you come to wipe our tears away, Lord,to gently dry our facesmoist with […]
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  • Something to ponder... May 23, 2020
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  • Pause for Prayer: SATURDAY 5/23 May 23, 2020
    Photo by Mark PentaI wouldn't mind, I wouldn't mind at all, if for a day I might become  - a lily pod...Just for a day, Lord, just for a day...I can see myself floating, leisurely floating all day long in a secret pond,face up, soaking in the rays,my underside cooling in the shallows,not a care in the world, […]
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  • NIGHT PRAYER: Friday 5/22 May 22, 2020
    Thank you for this warm day, Lord,and for your healing touch on my bare skin...I know you, Lord,I believe in you,I trust in your presence by my side,I hear your voice in the scriptures,I sometimes hear you whisper in the quiet of my prayer...But when I feel your touch upon my head, my brow, my face, my arms […]
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  • Don't forget this.... May 22, 2020
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  • Pause for Prayer: FRIDAY 5/22 May 22, 2020
    Photo by Juan RodriquezAny patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun    which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’    in the woods of our experience.- C.S. Lewis* Sometimes, Lord,actually fairly often these days,all the world seems dark and shadowedand we […]
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  • Untitled May 22, 2020
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  • A reminder of last Sunday's prayer and an invitation for you to join us this Sunday! May 21, 2020
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Weekly Readings

Fr. Austin Fleming's Books

Two-Word Prayers

Calm me,
quiet me,
settle me...

Steady me,
balance me,
ground me...

Plant me,
root me,
embed me...

Support me,
sustain me,
protect me...

Forgive me,
pardon me,
free me...

Refresh me,
restore me,
heal me...

Enfold me,
embrace me,
hold me...

Lord, hear my prayer today!

A Daily Prayer

A Daily Prayer

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