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Morning Offering: 12. 03. 22

Today’s Reflection: Lord, when we are anxious and confused, provide comfort and reassurance.
When we are idle and lazy, provide inspiration and energizing encouragement.
While we wait, ready our bodies, hearts, and minds to receive you.
As we tend to our Christian duties, do not delay.
Come, Lord, Jesus! Amen.
Come, Lord, Jesus! Amen. —Christopher Alt, SJ.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 01. 12. 22

Today’s Reflection: When we put our problems in God’s hands, He puts peace in our hearts. — Unattributed.
Morning Offering is a daily post by Joe Barkovich, who lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario. Daily photo by Joe Barkovich.
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Morning Offering: 08. 03. 22

Today’s Reflection: You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You. —St. Augustine.
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: 05. 28. 22

Today’s Reflection: God of Peace,
You told us very clearly:
Do not let your hearts be troubled
And do not let them be afraid.
But mine is. Both troubled and afraid.
Because my world, our world, isn’t easy.
And I want to be honest about that with you
And with my brothers and sisters, my traveling companions.
But help me to realize that this trouble and fear is not the whole story,
Because you promise, too, a nearness, a closeness,
A coming to make your home with me that brings me,
In my closer moments,
The tremendous hope of unspeakable peace.
Help me to dwell there with you,
My troubled and fearful heart and all,
Ready for your Spirit’s stirrings of peace.
Amen. — Fr. Garrett Gundlach, SJ.
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: 05. 05. 22

Today’s Reflection: Lord, touch our hearts so compassion and forgiveness direct our behaviour. ― 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: 03. 26. 22

Today’s Reflection: A Prayer for Peace
How do we pray for peace from half a world away?
How can words salve and soothe real wounds,
Assuage real fears, Wipe tears from real eyes?
God of endless compassion, transform our prayers
From words into bridges, that span the distances
Between us, uniting our hearts in yours.
Every time we turn our keys in a lock,
May we remember all who are losing their homes.
Every time we step into our cars,
May we remember all who are having to flee.
Every time we embrace our children,
May we remember all who are trying to shield theirs from war.
May our besieged sisters and brothers
Be drawn into the arms of the suffering Christ,
And may our cry be heard as one voice,
Ringing out from every corner of the earth:
God of endless mercy, grant us peace.
Amen. — Cameron Bellm, a writer of prayers, poems, and devotionals.
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: 03. 02. 22

Today’s Reflection: The World Peace Prayer
Lead me from death to life
From falsehood to truth

Lead me from despair to hope
From fear to trust

Lead me fom hate to love
From war to peace

Let peace fill our hearts,
Our world, our universe — Author unknown.

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. 14. 21

Today’s Reflection: Lord, touch our hearts so compassion and forgiveness direct our behaviour. — 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.