Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Monday, July 1, 2024

Your Night Prayer

A Night Prayer

Jesus Christ, my God, I adore You and thank You for all the graces You have given me this day. I offer You my sleep and all the moments of this night. I place myself and all my loved ones, wherever they may be, in Your sacred side and under the mantle of Our Blessed Mother. Let Your holy angels stand watch and keep us in peace. Amen.
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Quote of the Night

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.— St. Junipero Serra

Tonight’s Meditation

"It is important to note that there's a difference between consolation/desolation and our emotions. Our emotions can offer us important clues as to what's going on in our souls, but they do not determine our spiritual reality. For instance, feeling anxious does not necessarily mean I am far away from God. In fact, in certain instances anxious feelings, though unpleasant, could be consolations, because they are pointing me back toward God and away from some evil that's keeping me from him. At the same time, feeling great could be a desolation because I'm stuck in some sinful habit that's drawing me away from God, but I'm not motivated to change that habit and start moving toward God again because I am feeling good. It's important to be tuned in to the promptings we receive so that we can respond in a way that will ultimately bring us peace." —Dr. Gregory Popcak, pg.134 
An excerpt from 
The Forty Parables of Jesus

Examination of Conscience

The daily examination of conscience is an ancient Catholic practice. It's very simple, and it's designed to help us identify our sins and weaknesses so that we can improve and grow stronger in the spiritual life. Basically, it consists in taking a few minutes at the end of the day to prayerfully review our actions in the light of God's commandments. The Act of Contrition is often said afterwards. The daily examination also serves as an excellent ongoing preparation for regular Confession.

Reflect on the victories and losses

Actively reflecting on the high and low points of the day can help you live more intentionally and bring a renewed sense of resolve into the following day.

  • Review your actions, words, and thoughts today. Did you actively guard yourself against temptation? Where did sin creep in?
  • In what moments did you practice virtue and moral courage?
  • Were you attuned to the Holy Spirit's promptings today? Where did you feel His inspiration?
  • Ask Him for the graces necessary to follow His Will more purposefully tomorrow.

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments, but most of all because they offend Thee, my God, Who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of Thy grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen.

Practice gratitude

It is God's love that has brought you into existence and to this exact moment. Practice looking for His hand in your day. 

  • Where did you feel His loving gaze upon you today?
  • What people or moments helped you see God in your life?
  • Thank God for all these moments!
  • Ask Him to help you recognize His blessings and providence tomorrow.

Renew your commitment to Christ

Remember our Faith is founded upon a Person—Christ! Renew your personal love and devotion to Him.

  • Thank God for the gift of His Son Jesus and our call to be His disciples.
  • Tell the Lord of your desire to know Christ more personally.
  • If possible, set an intention for your day tomorrow. Ask Our Lord to guide you in this act.
  • Pray a Hail Mary, Our Father, or another beloved prayer.

Rest with God

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.— Isaiah 32:18
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