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Pope Francis’ Advice for Lent

Fast from hurting words and say kind words.

Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.

Fast from anger and be filled with patience.

Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.

Fast from worries and trust in God.

Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.

Fast from pressures and be prayerful.

Fast from bitterness and fill your heart with joy.

Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others.

Fast from grudges and be reconciled.

Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

Prayer for Vocation Guidance


Your living waters flow within me.
They nourish my love for your Word.
They inspire me to follow your Son and pour out my life for others.

I am ready to further your mission. Help me find the best way to share my gifts in service to you. Giving you glory will be my greatest joy.

In all that I do, may I proclaim your truth and give witness to your love.  I trust that you will be ever present – coursing through me and quenching my thirst for your justice and mercy.  May I forever be worthy of your life-giving call.


A Prayer for Hospitality

Hospitable God, You gave our father St. John of God a burning love for You.

Grant through the help of his merits, that our wounds and weaknesses be healed and that we may receive remedies to transform violence to peace; division to unity; loneliness to companionship; sadness to depression into courage for living; and pain, hurt, and loss into soundness of body, mind and spirit.


A Prayer for Focus

Dear LORD, focus my faith on you.  Like Mary, Blessed Virgin, help me to see the great things you have done for me.  By your mercy you lift me up and satisfy my hunger.  I give you glory.

Dear LORD, focus my hope on you.  Like Paul the apostle, help me to concentrate on whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, and gracious. I give you praise.

Dear LORD, focus my love on you.  Like Julian of Norwich, doctor of the church, help me to rest assured that all shall be well.  Show me your meaning in all things, which is Love.  I give you thanks.


A Prayer for Illumination

LORD, You said “Let there be light, and there was light.” (Gen, 1:3), and it was good.  Please shine that light on me that I may acknowledged my faults and commit to your call to holiness.

LORD, you sent Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary, as Light of the World (John 8:12) to show us how to love.  Please shine that light in me that I may recognize my fears and act with confident charity.

LORD, you infused your Spirit in us as the light of truth (John 16:13) to guide us.  Please shine that light through me that I may know my limitations and seek you in all things.

LORD, you are light, “in you there is no darkness at all (1 John 1:5).  Please shine within me that I may see my life in a new light, live in you, and illuminate the way for others.


A Lenten Prayer

Look with favor, Lord,
on your household.
Grant that,
though our flesh be humbled
by abstinence from food,
our souls, hungering after you,
may be resplendent in your sight.

- Pope Pius V

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