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Praying the offering of self

I know that your touch
Lord Jesus,
can change people and situations,
you told your friends
and so I ask you
not to worry about the future.
to join me in offering to our Father
You showed them
not only the good things of this day
how to have the attitude of simple trust
but also the suffering and sacrifices
that young children have,
that I want to offer cheerfully and lovingly,
so that they could place themselves
and in a quiet and hidden way.
into the caring hands of your Father.
And so may any difficulties
And so I ask for the power of your Spirit
and frustration and pain of this day
that I may remain positive
be transformed in your presence
throughout all that is ordinary in my daily life.
for the benefit of other people. Amen.

– Br Nicholas Hutchinson FSC (www.prayingeachday.org)


This is the ministry of Fr Richard Healey, pastor of St Paul’s Catholic Parish, based in Albion Park, a southern suburb of the city of Wollongong.
Fr Rick is also Director of Vocations and Chaplain to Catholic Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
This website includes homilies, resources for prayer, liturgy and film reviews. More information is available at frrick!me blog.