We ask All Order of Franciscan Hermits Associates and Members to keep the following in your prayers this day & if you aren't a Member, Come Join Us (http://JoinUs.FranciscanHermits.org). To add your Daily Prayer Requests, please join our Order of Franciscan Hermits Facebook group as an Associate at http://FBGroup.FranciscanHermits.org.
BrotherPaul Ofh We pray for WORLD PEACE and that the Church be restored and United into One Body in Christ. For all of our World Leaders that they may be guided by the Lord and make ethical decisions to bring about World Peace and end hunger, all violence and terrorism, poverty and loss of innocent lives. For our Order of Franciscan Hermits Associates and Members, and for ALL Franciscans everywhere. In Love and Compassion for One Another, We pray that we can focus on what UNITES us as Franciscans and as Christians, rather than on what Divides us. We pray for those who are sick, homeless, imprisoned, have addictions, for victims of abuse and crimes, for martyrs of the faith, for all church leaders and for those who have no one to pray for them. Thank You Lord for All you have given us, Help us to share the Abundance You have given us with all of our Brothers and Sisters in need.
Sumithra Y M Amen in the Unfailing Name of Jesus
Samantha Rose Starr Dear Heavenly Father please listen to and hear our prayers and answer them according to your divine will and mercy. 🌹 ❤ 🌹
Albert Cioffoletti Amen ... adding my prayers with those of BrotherPaul Ofh
Samantha Rose Starr I wrote you a private message about beginning my local Chapter. I need your guidance and advice. Thank you BrotherPaul Ofh! Praise the good Lord...🌹 ❤ 🌹
Gina Valladao Special Intention, Thank you Jesus For Prayers answered and unanswered and for an end to abortions!!❤❤❤JMJ
BrotherPaul Ofh Please continue to pray for my Dear Friend George who is in the hospital. He is getting better... Thank You Lord!
Sumithra Y M Thanks be to God for brother George
Susie Smith Praying for George 🙏🏻❤️
Jeanne Christianson-McKillop Good news and continued prayers!
Magdala Casey Prayers for understanding and peace.
John Allen Green We pray for peace in our family: It is only in Truth based on our relationship with Jesus the Christ that our peace and joy are to be found. “I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn't like the peace that this world can give. So don't be worried or afraid.”
Jesus also clearly warned us about basing our peace and joy on relationships with others, even family. The crowd that was sitting around Jesus told him, "Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside and want to see you." Jesus asked, "Who is my mother and who are my brothers?" Then he looked at the people sitting around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. Anyone who obeys God is my brother or sister or mother." (Mk 3:32-35) I understand that this is a particularly hard injunction from Jesus for those who are spouses, parents and grandparents.
It was my dear friend and mentor, the Jesuit father Ivan who advised me that when there is any discord and upheaval around you, to go back to the center and find your foundation on which you build your life and out of which you find your “being”.
For me this is Jesus the Christ within, the Way, the Truth and the Life, and all my endeavors, work and efforts are based on striving to be a disciple and priest of the Christ in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi whose way of life was the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Based on this gospel we are first to judge ourselves so that from basis of truth we may “go out into the whole world and preach the gospel” and then admonish sinners to “repent and believe in the good news.”
This foundation of my life can be particularly problematic and irritating for the inner circle of “blood family”, who find my way “preachy” or in conflict with their own lives. It was even so for St Francis of Assisi himself.
I am truly grateful to you, Kenneth, Susan and Alta who have supported me in every way during my sickness and infirmity. The only way I can ever repay this is through my daily prayers and petitions in the offering of the Holy Mass for your intentions and the intentions of your families.
Forgive me for quoting from my last homily to accuse ourselves first by which we seek the “untangling of knots”, forgiveness and mercy of a loving God and then for the forgiveness any that we may have harmed:
This is the call to true repentance; a complete turn away from all self-righteousness that hides my anger, my pride and my arrogance with which I compare my honesty to their corruption, my gratitude to their selfishness, and my courage against their incompetence.
Forgive me my sins, O Lord, forgive me my sins;
the sins of my youth, the sins of my age, the sins of my soul,
the sins I know, the sins I do not know; the sins I have concealed
for so long, and which are now hidden from my memory.
I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial,
for all the sins of my childhood up to the present hour.
I know my sins have wounded your Sacred Heart,
the sins of my body; my idle sins, my serious voluntary sins;
the sins of my vindictive indifference.
O my Savior, let me be freed from the bonds of evil
through your most bitter Passion, my Redeemer. Amen.
Know that I wish you all every peace and good that you could desire for yourselves and ask your forgiveness for any stress, harm or bitterness that I may have caused you.
I love you all and pray daily the apostolic blessing upon your lives.
John Allen, the little Franciscan brother and penitent hermit.
Peter Dion Thanks and Praises to God You blessings my OFH Brothers and Sisters. Bless that OFH will be added more new Brothers and Sisters. May many people touched by Your Holy Spirit to answer Your Calling for Your Heavenly Kingdom starting from this World.
We pray for our Dear Friend George, Lord Jesus Christ, touching and healing him right now in the Hospital.
Thanks and Praises we give You Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Praise the Lord. Alleluia. Amen.
Maria Meyer Thank You, Lord, for having the privilege to spent time in silence with You.
Let us continue to pray for our brother Daniel Klementy Ofh.
Maria Meyer I am going to have silent exercises, so I will not be here the next ten days. Remind me in Your prayers.
Robbie Govus I would like to pray for all those men and women in the world who are discerning a religious life vocation particularly, so that they make space for the Holy Spirit in their hearts to listen and to obey His promptings and have enough love, faith and courage to act accordingly, Lord graciously hear us. Amen
Linda Mary Montano Bless Plans
Onyekachukwu Osefo thank you JESUS for your mercy upon my family, l pray for my mother's health I ask for God restoration.
I pray for my family for God grace, mercy, salvation, protection, blessing's, restoration, Awesome miracle from Awesome God and God fight all our battles Amen.
EJ Tiu Ng We pray for those suffering from sickness. We pray also for the souls in purgatory
Petra Pryce In gratitude for so many graces and blessings received. May I also ask prayers for a very difficult situation with a close friend, and also prayers for Trish, that she may be fully well. Amen
Pat Park Thank you Father for your compassion and love as evidenced by Jesus in His life, death and resurrection to reconcile us to You. Grant that we, Your Children and ambassadors may have hearts of compassion and love such as Yours. Father work in my heart these coming days to prepare the way for ministry behind prison walls.
Susie Smith I worked in prison chaplaincy, high security etc. It was an amazing experience, such a blessing, praying for you, that the Lord will bless your ministry too🙏🏻❤️
Susie Smith Prayers of gratitude for the Eucharist, the Bread of angels which nourishes our souls, and for the great gift of good and holy priests who minister to our needs....
Praying that the Holy Spirit may call to the hearts of young people and raise up more vocations to the priesthood & religious life....
Praying for all of us who follow the eremitical vocation, & dedicate ourselves to the Lord in a life of prayer & solitude. Remembering especially today all Franciscans & members & associates of OFH, & their prayers & intentions....
Lord in Your Mercy.....
Samantha Rose Starr Please pray for my special intentions. Pray that I'm hired as an Area Sales Director which is a golden opportunity. Pray that my current Catholic Church will allow me to begin a new Chapter of OFH. Please pray that God blesses me with gifted talent to be able to play my violin again next Christmas in my Church for Him. My dream job interview is Thursday, January 12th please pray for me!! Pray that my future husband John Zeller and my relationship is blessed by God and that we share many happy years together. 💘 Pray for abandoned children. 👦 👧 Pray for world peace. 🌎 Pray for the poor souls in Purgatory. 🔥Thank you kindly for your prayers. 🌹 ❤ 🌹
Stephanie Drury Special intention
Denise Szabo Sweet Jesus thank you for your love and mercy. Please help me become more like you. Give me the grace to be humble, patient, and compassionate. Help me to see the needs of others and respond with tenderness. I love you. Have mercy on me a sinner.
Paul Bane Pray for Jennifer in her ongoing battle for over a year with ovarian cancer. May the God of all comfort bless all who are dealing with health issues.
Susie Smith Praying for Jennifer 🙏🏻❤️
Kriz Khustah Urtgah In thanksgiving for sending generous people to support our ministry...🙏🙏
Li Cruz ALL PRAISE & THANKSGIVING TO YOU ALMIGHTY FATHER FOR THE START OF ANOTHER DAY WITH MY EYES OPEN & OTHER SENSES RESPONSIVE TO YOUR BLESSINGS.
Li Cruz DIVINE REDEEMER, HEAR OUR PRAYERS FOR THE PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS, YOUR MERCY IS THEIR ONLY HOPE.
Sean Anderson God of Mercy, walk by my side when I struggle. Guide me into the light of Your love. Help me to never forget that You are always there for me. Through prayer I can speak to You and be close to You. Be with me every day. Amen.
Li Cruz MY DAILY PRAYER IS MY DAILY COMMUNICATION WITH GOD.
Gina Valladao Prayers and Sweet Blessings!
BrGregory Pio Marshall-Ofh Praising God for the opportunity of going to Mass without fear of violence. Please pray for our brothers and sisters around the world that do not have that opportunity.
Paul Peavy Praying that the Lord will deliver us from this present evil. Giving thanks that ALL nations are worthy and that all people have dignity and respect. Lord help us to see Christ in ALL PERSONS and deliver us from thinking that only “our tribe” is worthy. Amen.
Robert Anthony Villamor Lord God, thank you for all your blessings. What you give is much more than what we poor sinners deserve. Look with compassion upon us and do not turn your face away. Keep us on the level path of your ways so that we may glorify you in all we do.
Donna Cournoyer Please Dear Lord watch over all Human Rights Defenders in conflict zones. I pray for the release of many innocent people unlawfully imprisoned.I pray for equality, justice,and freedom for all people regardless of their nationality or religion. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayers.
John Anderson Thank you Lord for another day.
Please be with the rich, poor and those in between.
Bless my Franciscan brothers and sisters in all they do and in all they pray for.
I’m going to need some extra help these next couple of days Lord, please be with me and help me do a good job.
Thank you Lord.
Joy Marzynski 💕🙏 continued prayer for sanctity, growth in holiness, humility, gentleness, meekness, forgiveness of others, spiritual Joy, and above all charity, and deepening of spirituality and our relationship with Jesus for all of us. Today, we celebrate two memorials, firstly, the beatified Franciscan Blessed Bernard of Corleone, who, though beginning his life as a quarrelsome and violent youth, converted, devoting his life to God as a Capuchin monk who strove to become like Christ Crucified through heroic love and penance. We also commemorate the memorial of the Canadian Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, who suffered through many heartbreaking disappointments in her attempts to become a contemplative nun, eventually learning that "when God closes the door, He opens a window. She was sent to what is present day Montreal to open a school at a mission, and then from there, in her 70s, walked to Quebec to open another one there. It wasn't until 2 years before her death that she and her fellow sisters were recognized as a religious congregation. Even when we believe that we have the purest of intentions, God may have other plans for us. As our Blessed Mother, we must humbly submit, praying our fiat with our entire being, trusting in God's Providence. I learned this the hard way, as most lessons in life are learned, seeking Religious life for years, experiencing many tears and heartbreaks before surrendering to His Plans for me as a consecrated church hermit. Even after praying my fiat, it took time to realize exactly what He was asking of me. I am grateful for the gift of my vocation, and repent for those times I am negligent or stubbornly resisted my calling. I repent for those times that the pain of my illness has me crying out rather than joyfully thanking God for that blessing. Fiat, my Spouse!
Francisco Ugorji Jr. Lord I Pray for ur Favours and Mercies and Protection Upon My Family Everyday, Amen!
Rogervic Mattal .......Pray for our world leaders who hold positions of tremendous worldly power.......for Good...Orderly...Direction seems to be going down the drain...one day at a time.......
Rogervic Mattal .......Praying for those who have to be outside...during the ice and snow of winter storm Hunter.......Lord keep us safe.......
BrotherPaul Ofh Thank You Lord for the opportunity to Ask for our needs for you said, "Ask and You Shall Receive." You know the desire of our hearts and we pray that you continue to show Mercy on us. We are sorry for our sins and pray that we may be made worthy of your promises. Thank You Lord, We Love You.