Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day (Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day)

Doré Massacre of the Innocents

For the Victims of Genocide

The Massacre of the Innocents, by Gustave Doré (1832–1883).

Almighty God, gracious Father: we remember before thee this day all those who have perished in genocides, especially those who died in the Tamil Genocide. Vouchsafe, we beseech thee, to sear into our memories the story of their peril, lest . . . → Read More: Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day (Tamil Genocide Remembrance Day)

Rogation Monday

Plow Boy

Plow Boy by Anna Mary Robertson Moses, a.k.a. “Grandma Moses” (1860–1961). From Wikiart.

Almighty God, Lord of heaven and earth: We beseech thee to pour forth thy blessing upon this land, and to give us a fruitful season; that we, constantly receiving thy bounty, may evermore give thanks unto thee in thy holy . . . → Read More: Rogation Monday

The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

O Lord, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

¶ Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week are the . . . → Read More: The Fifth Sunday after Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday

Saint Joan of Arc

Joan at the Coronation of Charles VII

Joan at the Coronation of Charles VII, by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780—1867). From Wikipedia.

O God, who didst endue thy servant Saint Joan with singular courage to withstand her enemies in the evil day: Grant us grace that, enduring hardness and waxing valiant in fight, we may with her receive the crown of everlasting . . . → Read More: Saint Joan of Arc

The Conversion of Saint Augustine

Conversion of Saint Augustine

Conversion of Saint Augustine, by Fra Angelico (c. 1395–1455)

Renew in thy Church, we pray, O Lord, that spirit with which thou hast endowed thy Bishop Saint Augustine; that, filled with the same spirit, we may thirst for thee, the sole fount of true wisdom, and seek thee, the author of heavenly love; through . . . → Read More: The Conversion of Saint Augustine

The Fourth Sunday after Easter

Baptismal Font, Easter 2019

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where . . . → Read More: The Fourth Sunday after Easter

Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

Gregory the Theologian (Gregory of Nazianzus), by Andrei Rublev (1360s–late 1420s). From Wikipedia.

O God, who hast enlightened thy Church by the teaching of thy servant Gregory Nazianzus: Enrich it evermore, we beseech thee, with thy heavenly grace, and raise up faithful witnesses, who by their life and doctrine may set forth to . . . → Read More: Saint Gregory of Nazianzus

Dame Julian of Norwich

Lady Julian Of Norwich

Lady Julian Of Norwich, by Stephen Reid (1873–1948).

Lord God, who in thy compassion didst grant to the Lady Julian many revelations of thy nurturing and sustaining love: Move our hearts, like hers, to seek thee above all things, for in giving us thyself thou givest us all; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who . . . → Read More: Dame Julian of Norwich

National Day of Prayer 2020

Almighty God, unto whom our prayers rise as the incense of the evening sacrifice: Inspire us with thy Holy Spirit, that our prayers may be right and good in thy sight, and worthy of thy lovingkindness. Direct our hearts to pray for the well-being of others: for them that are down-trodden, that their suffering may . . . → Read More: National Day of Prayer 2020

Saint Stanislaus, Bishop in Poland

Saint Stanisław

Saint Stanisław (Stanisalus), by Stanisław Samostrzelnik (1485–1541). From Wikipedia.

We beseech thee, O Lord, to grant us after the example of Saint Stanislaus, thy martyr, constancy in thy faith and truth; that, being grounded in divine love, we may be moved from its perfection by no temptations; through Jesus Christ our Lord. . . . → Read More: Saint Stanislaus, Bishop in Poland