Monday, June 25, 2012

Morning Offerings

A couple weeks ago, I reviewed A Heart on Fire: Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and mentioned that it included an explanation of the traditional morning offering. Regardless of the words we use, it is a good idea to offer God our day each morning. All we do, we should do for Him and His glory.

In the event you would like to use a formal prayer to do this, I am sharing two morning offerings from the Apostleship of Prayer website:

Traditional Morning Offering
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer You my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for those recommended by our Holy Father this month.

Children's Daily Offering Prayer
Heavenly Father,
I offer you this day
All that I do and think and say
Uniting it with what was done
By Jesus Christ, your only Son.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I had not seen the children's version and I love it. I think we'll switch around between the two for our morning starts, so we get both understanding and exposure to the larger concepts.

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