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A Daily Personal Prayer Journal

(The Daily Personal Prayer Journal is a gathering of quotations from various sources, each of which might lead you to a quiet moment of prayer, of a sharing of love between you and God. Choose one and then use it as a springboard into prayer.)

December 13, 2020

Daily Thought from the Saints

"Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope."

— Pope Benedict XVI

Daily Scripture Verse

"A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly."

John 10:10

Daily Meditation

"The most important and most fruitful acts of our freedom are not those by which we transform the outside world as those by which we change our inner attitude in light of the faith that God can bring good out of everything without exception. He is a never-failing source of unlimited riches. Our lives no longer have in them anything negative, ordinary, or indifferent. Positive things become a reason for gratitude and joy, negative things an opportunity for abandonment, faith, and offering: everything becomes a grace."

— Fr. Jacques Philippe

Daily Catholic Wisdom

The beloved of the love of God came through the fountain of life to nourish us back to life and to help us in our dangerous state. The Word is the deepest and sweetest love preparing us for repentance.

—St. Hildegard of Bingen
from her book, “Scivias”

Daily Journey with the Pope

"Let us remember – especially in this time of Advent – the words of the prophet Isaiah, referring to the Servant of the Lord – “He will faithfully bring forth justice. He will not fail or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth” (Isaiah 42: 3-4). The Messiah announced by the prophets has rights and justice at heart. And Jesus Christ, in his earthly mission, turned with all his might to the least, to heal them by announcing to them the good news of the Kingdom of God."

Pope Francis

A Prayer

Rev. Herbert Yost, C.S.C.

Protect me from desiring an authority that masks my fear and selfishness. Guard me from the seduction of power and importance. Save me from clinging to my needs and direct my spirit to move with the authority of your son’s love.

("Thoughts from the Saints," Scripture Verse of the Day," and "Daily Meditation" are all taken from "Your Morning Offering" by The Catholic Company. "Daily Catholic Wisdom" is taken from The prayer comes from The University of Notre Dame's daily Gospel commentary.)

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Joan Donnelly:
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