Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



The Fig That Was Almost Toast!
Luke 13:1-9 I will exercise patience today with everyone I meet, thinking of the patience that God has had with me.

Spiritual Weather Reports
Luke 12:54-59 Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will try to be prompt in following the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Fire Must Be My Own
Luke 12:49-53 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will strive to set a good spiritual example for my family and will invite someone who has strayed to consider coming back.

It is So Hard to Get Good Help
Luke 12:39-48 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time When my patience is tested, I will pause and ask myself, How does the Lord want me to handle this situation?

Spiritual Readiness
Luke 12: 35-38 Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will review my life choices to make sure that I am persevering in all that I have promised Christ.

Bigger Barns?
Luke 12: 13-21 Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will live charity today as fervently as if I knew this day were my last.

To Serve Is to Reign
Mark 10:35-45 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will perform a hidden act of charity for someone whom I find bothersome.

Fidelity to the Holy Spirit's Inspirations
Luke 12:8-12 Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Into the Lion's Mouth
Luke 12: 1-7 Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time When faced with any worry today I will pray, Jesus, I trust in you.

Me? An Apostle?
I will pray for God's assistance rather than rely only on myself

The Grumpy Catholics Guild
Luke 11: 42-46 Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time If I find myself thinking critically about someone today, I will pray for them and look for two good qualities in them.

Laws That Bind or Free
Luke 11: 37-41 Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time If there is a rule or custom of the Church that I don't understand or don't practice, I will read up on it to come to understand better how it frees me and guides me in my relationship with Christ.

The Queen, the Ninevites and Me
Luke 11: 29-32 Wednesday of the First Week of Lent At some point today I will offer a prayer of thanksgiving, thanking Christ for the blessings received over the past few days.

Hitting the Spiritual Wall
Mark 10:17-30 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time What is the moment in which I usually fail God on a Sunday? I will make sure to be faithful in that moment today.

Mary Is My Master Educator in Virtue
Luke 11: 27-28 Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Do I really think of Mary as my educator in the full sense, in the sense of teaching me virtue? What is the virtue I need the most? I will ask Mary to educate me in it in a special way today.

Keeping House
Luke 11: 15-26 Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time I will be attentive to the fact that I am a dwelling of God and look to do what is worthy of that dignity. Specifically, I will be attentive to the thoughts that pass through my mind and the words that cross my lips today.

The Christian Who Doesn't Pray Treats God like a Servant
Luke 11:5-13 Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time What do I most need today? I will ask God for it early and often.

Prayer Has an Important Place in Our Continuing Conversion
Luke 11:1-4 Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Today I will pray my traditional prayers with special attention and with the conviction that they will instruct me and change me in a way that leads me closer to God.

Prayer Is the lifeblood of my relationship with Jesus
Luke 10:38-42 Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time When I consider the biggest thing I am doing for God today, I will be sure to ask him in prayer to bless it.

Jesus Breaks the Habit of Putting Limits on Our Love
Luke 10:25-37 Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time I will remove the limits I have placed on loving someone close to me my spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters, close friends, co-workers and be patient and understanding at moments when I donít feel like loving.

The Loving Hand of God's Providence
Mark 10:2-16. Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time I will stop and thank God at least once today for all of the graces I have received from his loving providence.

Better Than Success
Luke 10: 17-24 Saturday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will show thanks for my faith by doing an extra act of charity today

Payback Time
Luke 10: 13-16 Friday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will carry out one request that a legitimate authority (a boss, a parent, etc.) has been asking of me and do it with joy.

Bumper Crop
Luke 10: 1-12 Thursday Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinari Time I will pray or offer up a sacrifice for vocations, or speak of vocations to at least one person, either by word or by e-mail.

Costly Christ
Luke 9: 57-62 Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will weed out one thing from my life that doesn't fit in with my state as a Christian. It could be a Web site, a subscription to a publication, an immodest piece of clothing, a relationship.

Heavenly Helpers
Matthew 18: 1-5, 10 Thursday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will say "yes" to the next difficult thing someone asks of me, so long as it is something morally good.

The Greatest
Luke 9: 46-50 Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will do an act of charity for the pro-life movement or for a children's group.

Working Together to Build the Kingdom
Today I commit myself to making an act of kindness

Angelic Company
John 1:47-51 Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will visit the Eucharist (if this is impossible, then kneel before the crucifix) and repeat confidently, Lord I wish to be your instrument help me!

The Mistaken Messiah
Luke 9: 18-22 Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time Despite the opposition I may encounter, I will try to make every encounter with others today an occasion to share my faith with them and bring them closer to God.


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