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March 29, 2016, 9:42 pm

Healing a Way of Life

Easter Tuesday - Through our Lord's Mercy, God has given us the opportunity to make every moment of our lives an occasion of healing and mercy. No matter what our present circumstance, God is available to us through his attentive love which grants us His mercy. Our task is to listen and ask for His mercy.

Listening is the best of prayers. We must listen in our lives to God's voice calling our souls into an encounter with him. His voice guides us through His wisdom and Holy Spirit.

In His Mercy, we commend our souls to His forgiveness in the sacrament of reconciliation: to be reconciled to ourselves and to one another. Listening to God opens our souls to the love of God so we can be open to His spiritual direction.

In His Mercy, God is fully present to us each and every moment of our lives. He invites us into His Divine Intimacy each and every day. By His mercy he loves us into union and communion with Him. He invites us to be at one with Him in this life and the next. The grace which was available to the saints, we may receive everyday. We may enter into communion with Jesus and His life, death and resurrection every moment of our lives. God calls us to be His Sons and Daughters during this Easter Season. Let us pray, listen and respond in love; for mercy is a love exchange between God and His children.

Lord, grant us the grace of living in your mercy moment to moment, day by day, until at last we are one with you in all things as your will is done and your kingdom realized here on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

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March 28, 2016, 12:53 am

EWTN's Mother Angelica Passes

Scottsdale, AZ - Our hearts and prayers go out to all the brothers and sisters of the EWTN network as they mourn the passing of their foundress Mother Mary Angelica of the Poor Clares. We thank God for her life and legacy and all her sisters, whose efforts made this Catholic Cable network possible.

Lord, into your hands we commend her spirit and may your perpetual light continue to shine upon her now and forever.

Please offer your prayers for her intentions and for all those who mourn her passing. - the prayer team

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March 28, 2016, 12:25 am

Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Message Easter 2016

Vatican City - Pope Francis' Urbi et Orbi Message 2016:

The Church throughout the world echoes the angels message to the women: "Do not be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised Come, see the place where he lay" (Mt 28:5-6).

This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood,life over death.

That is why we tell everyone: "Come and see!" In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life's troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast "Come and see!": Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.

With this joyful certainty in our hearts, today we turn to you, risen Lord!

Help us to seek you and to find you, to realize that we have a Father and are not orphans; that we can love and adore you.

Help us to overcome the scourge of hunger, aggravated by conflicts and by the immense wastefulness for which we are often responsible.

Enable us to protect the vulnerable, especially children, women and the elderly, who are at times exploited and abandoned.

Enable us to care for our brothers and sisters struck by the Ebola epidemic in Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone and Liberia, and to care for those suffering from so many other diseases which are also spread through neglect and dire poverty.

Comfort all those who cannot celebrate this Easter with their loved ones because they have been unjustly torn from their affections, like the many persons, priests and laity, who in various parts of the world have been kidnapped.

Comfort those who have left their own lands to migrate to places offering hope for a better future and the possibility of living their lives in dignity and, not infrequently, of freely professing their faith.

We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict, whether great or small, ancient or recent.

We pray in a particular way for Syria, beloved Syria, that all those suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian aid and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the defenseless civil population, but instead boldly negotiate the peace long awaited and long overdue!

Jesus, Lord of glory, we ask you to comfort the victims of fratricidal acts of violence in Iraq and to sustain the hopes raised by the resumption of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

We beg for an end to the conflicts in the Central African Republic and a halt to the brutal terrorist attacks in parts of Nigeria and the acts of violence in South Sudan.

We ask that hearts be turned to reconciliation and fraternal concord in Venezuela.

By your resurrection, which this year we celebrate together with the Churches that follow the Julian calendar, we ask you to enlighten and inspire the initiatives that promote peace in Ukraine so that all those involved, with the support of the international community, will make every effort to prevent violence and, in a spirit of unity and dialogue, chart a path for the countrys future. On this day, may they be able to proclaim, as brothers and sisters, that Christ is risen, Khrystos voskres!

Lord, we pray to you for all the peoples of the earth: you who have conquered death, grant us your life, grant us your peace!

Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter!

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March 27, 2016, 9:30 pm

"Do not be frightened. I know you are looking forward for Jesus the crucified, but he is not here. He has been raised, e

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March 27, 2016, 9:24 pm

Easter Sunday 2016: Jesus has Risen!

Easter Sunday 2016 - Jesus Has Risen!

Matthew 28: 1 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

5 The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him. Now I have told you.

8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. Greetings, he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.

Let us go tell the good news that "Jesus is Risen!". These three little words have change the world and it has made all the difference.

The Easter Season is a time of encounter with the risen Lord. Let us encourage one another to be open to growing in intimacy with Jesus. The Easter season is a time of new hope and fervent faith and unbounded mercy.

Easter is not over; it has just begun. Let us share our Easter stories with one another. Let us witness to the love and mercy God has for each of us. Let us proclaim God's mercy during this holy year of Mercy.

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March 24, 2016, 3:45 pm

A Holy and Blessed Tridium

Holy Thursday 2016 - A Holy and Most Blessed Easter Tridium to you and your family. As we commemorate and celebrate this holy season, let us lift up all those who have asked our prayers, especially the sick, the poor, the dying, the homeless and the marginalized. Let us pray for the conversion of all hearts so that all souls may be drawn closer to God this Easter Season.

We thank God for his many blessings, especially the life, death and resurrection of His Son. May the Lord Jesus Christ's promise of eternal life strengthen our Faith, renew our Hope and increase our Charity.

Be assured of our prayers during this holy time. May our Risen Lord bless you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit now and forever. Amen - the ipraytoday prayer team

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March 22, 2016, 5:28 pm

Belgium Terrosist Attack - Brussels International Airport

May God protect us all from the darkness of evil that fuels all acts of terrorism.

We ask that you cover those affected by this atrocity with comfort and love as they cope with this unconscionable act of violence.

And please God, help us not sit idle in the face of evil.

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March 18, 2016, 11:14 pm

A Blessed Saint Joseph's Day 2016

Saint Joseph's Day 2016 - We thank God for the intercession of Saint Joseph for this website which is up and running again. We thank you for your patience for our lapse in service since December. Due to technical difficulties our prayer sanctuary and ability to send emails has been limited and modified. We can only receive prayer intentions, which will be posted in our new prayer sanctuary. We cannot send prayer alerts or email your prayers for others at this time.

Please feel free to post your prayer intentions and continue to pray for others.

May Good Saint Joseph continue to bless all you do for the good of souls.

Good Saint Joseph continue to bless all those who enter and interact with our website with the Lord's choicest blessings. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

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