Tag Archives: heart

Morning Offering: 09. 19. 21

Today’s Reflection: Good and gracious God, I am grateful for your lessons in discipleship. You have challenged me to open my heart and to follow a path of radical love. Help me to listen more readily to those I tend to exclude, to those I may even fail to see. Help me to learn, even within moments of discord, to trust in you. I ask this in Jesus’ name, who welcomed sinners and walked with the marginalized and excluded of the world. Amen. — Bryan Sokol.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m. daily.

Morning Offering: 08. 24. 21

Today’s Reflection: Give me the clarity of mind and strength of heart to walk the path you lay out for me. — Jesuit prayer site.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 08. 10. 21

Today’s Reflection: In solitude there is healing. Speak to your soul. Listen to your heart. Sometimes in the absence of noise we find the answers. — Dodinsky.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 08. 02. 21

Today’s Reflection: Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.
Amen. — Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 06. 13. 21

Today’s Reflection: Lord, give me increased patience each and every day. Keep me from hurrying through life at the pace of the world when I should be quietly living at the gentle pace of the heart. Now that I am older, let me take a new look at the world and appreciate the slow and gradual changes that are the essence of the garden. Amen. — Maureen Gilmer, God in the Garden.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 11. 12. 20

Today’s Reflection: God, lead me along the paths that refresh my heart and nourish my tired spirit. I may often feel lost, but when I turn to you, my guide, you show me the way of truth. — Patricia R. Barrett.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a. m.

Morning Offering: 11. 08. 20

Today’s Reflection: Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind.
Steady my harried pace
With a vision of the eternal reach of time.

Give me,
Amidst the confusions of my day,
The calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves
With the soothing music
Of the singing streams
That live in my memory.

Help me to know
The magical power of sleep,
Teach me the art
Of taking minute vacations
Of slowing down
To look at a flower;
To chat with an old friend
Or make a new one;
To pet a dog;
To watch a spider build a web;
To smile at a child;
Or to read a few lines from a good book.

Remind me each day
That the race is not always won by the swift;
That there is more to life
Than increasing its speed.

Let me look upward
Into the branches of the towering oak
And know that it grew great and strong
Because it grew slowly and well.

Slow me down, Lord,
And inspire me to send my roots deep
Into the soil of life’s enduring values
That I may grow toward the stars
Of our greater destiny. — Orin L. Crain.

Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
Morning Offering is posted by 8 a.m.