<MP>Wednesday, 27 February 2008

  • From: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Fr. Pat Umberger" <frpat@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2008 21:56:40 -0600

.=:  M O R N I N G    P R A Y E R  :=.
     From Father Pat Umberger

O N - L I N E    S T A T I O N S    O F    T H E     C R O S S
Visit my on-line Stations of the Cross.  I wrote the text for children and
adults alike.  They're available in English and Spanish as well. Visit the
Stations every day during Lent.  I think you'll like them a great deal.
Here's the link: www.frpat.com/stations.htm 

.=: S A I N T    O F    T H E    D A Y :=.

St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838-1862 ) 
Born in Italy into a large family and baptized Francis, he lost his mother
when he was only four years old. He was educated by the Jesuits and, having
been cured twice of serious illnesses, came to believe that God was calling
him to the religious life. Young Francis wished to join the Jesuits but was
turned down, probably because of his age, not yet 17. Following the death of
a sister to cholera, his resolve to enter religious life became even
stronger and he was accepted by the Passionists. Upon entering the novitiate
he was given the name Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. For more, follow the
link below:

Saint of the Day: http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/ 

.=: S C R I P T U R E S   F O R   T H E   D A Y :=

Moses spoke to the people and said: "Now, Israel, hear the statutes and
decrees which I am teaching you to observe,
that you may live, and may enter in and take possession of the land which
the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you.  ~ Daniel 4:1, 5-9

"Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and
teaches others to do so will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven. But
whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the
Kingdom of heaven."  ~Matthew 5:17-19

Scriptures: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/

.=: M E D I T A T I O N    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

God's commandments are given us to protect us and provide for us. When Jesus
came he reassured those around him that his intent was not to abolish, but
fulfill the law, and that not one letter or part of a letter would be
removed from it. Sometimes we resent restrictions. As we mature and become a
bit less selfish we can come to understand how the law protects us, provides
for us, and protects us from much pain ... if we follow it.

.=: P R A Y E R    F O R    T H E    D A Y :=.

I pray that I might see God's law as helpful to me.  I pray that I may avoid
painful mistakes by allowing God to protect me and provide for me with His

.=: W E     P R A Y  :=.

Annie asks for her help as she tries to figure out a relationship. Alyce
asks prayers for a quick healing from a double foot surgery. Stella requests
prayers for her mother who is suffering from emphysema and severe arthritis
of the knee.

Irene asks prayers for her 10-year-old nephew who will have surgery to
remove a malignant tumor on his brain stem. Juanita asks prayers for her
brother who is dying from cancer. Dick asks for prayers for his son who is
having medical tests.

Melinda requests prayers for a friend who has stage three breast cancer.
Susan asks for prayers for her daughter who will soon be graduating that
opportunities will open for her as she pursues her chosen career. Paul ask
prayer for my daughter and grandson who is in an abusive relationship and
that god gives her the strength to move on with her life.

We pray for unity in our country and that we may build a Culture of Life. We
pray for the safety of our troops, their safe return and their families at
home.  We pray for a deep and profound respect for life, and for the courage
and willingness to stand up for life. We pray for one another, for those who
have asked our prayers and for those who need our prayers the most. Have a
good day!

May God Bless you and those you love, and keep you safe!

Father Pat

      "Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10 

<MP>Morning Prayer is free, and comes from:
Father Pat Umberger, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse
in Wisconsin U.S.A.
Web Site: www.frpat.com   
Evangelization (reaching out): www.cmonback.com   

.=:  M A K E    A    D O N A T I O N ?  :=.


.=:  F O R W A R D I N G  :=.

Please leave these credits when doing so.

Newly written each day by Father Pat Umberger.  Morning Prayer may not be 
published by others, but is a good resource for preachers and those who attend 
Daily Mass, and those who would like to keep up with the Lectionary Readings 
and are not always able to attend Daily Mass.

.=: C H A N G E  Y O U R  S U B S C R I P T I O N :=.

Unsubscribe from your old address before you subscribe with your
new address.  Use this link:  www.frpat.com/morningprayer.htm#mp    

.=: S U B M I T  A  P R A Y E R :=.

Intentions to be included with <MP>Morning Prayer:

Other related posts:

  • » <MP>Wednesday, 27 February 2008