May 28 Daily Prayer & Update

Today’s Prayer – May 28

by Sr. Carol Czyzewski, Director of Adult Faith Formation & Evangelization

Good and gracious God, my spirits are lifted in praise as I hear Your Son Jesus pray in the message of today’s Holy Scripture.

Throughout the Gospel of John 17, I turn to You, Jesus, filled with gratitude as I ponder Your words: “I pray for them.”  Yes, Jesus, I believe Your prayer is ongoing!

Jesus, You told the first disciples and You tell us now: “I pray.”  What an overwhelming privilege it would be to hear Your actual words of prayer for us!  What a comfort to be in Your presence knowing that Your prayer continues!

Are You speaking of the glory we share with You–“I have been glorified in them?”

Are you rejoicing in praise to God Your Father–“You gave them to Me?”

Are You praying in thanksgiving–“They have kept Your word?”

Are You considering our human temptations, struggles, and suffering that life brings to Your beloved–“I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world?”

Yes, Your prayer is within my hearing at every Eucharistic celebration and in union with all who pray in the words You taught us.  Thank You, Jesus, Your prayer resounds with love, praise, thanksgiving, and mercy.

Led by Your Holy Spirit, may my prayer repeat Your prayer for humankind during the pandemic and in all the needs of Your beloved.

Amen.

Daily readings can be found on the USCCB website here.

Today’s Update

  • MyParish App – When the time comes for Masses to resume, there will be no hymnals or other worship aids in the church. If you bring your smart phone to Mass, you will be able to use the MyParish App to follow along with the prayers and readings. You can download the app by searching for “MyParish” on your phone’s app store. Available on Apple iOS and Google Android.
  • Video Message from Archbishop Lori to Parishioners – As some parishes in the Archdiocese prepare to offer in-person Masses (Archdiocese Phase II), Archbishop Lori asks for cooperation and patience from Catholics in the region. (At this time, St. John is not yet permitted to enter Phase II, so Masses will continue to be via live-stream only on Sundays at 9 AM on Facebook.)

For additional resources and prior updates, visit the “Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic” page here.