Our Morning Offring – 14 January – Tuesday of the First week in Ordinary Time, Year A
Be Born in Us
By Caryll Houselander (1901-1954)
Be born in us,
Take our flesh and blood,
and give us Your humanity.
Take our eyes,
and give us Your vision.
Take our minds,
and give us Your pure thought.
Take our feet,
and set them in Your path.
Take our hands,
and fold them in Your prayer.
Take our hearts,
and give them Your will to love.
Caryll Houselander (29 September 1901 – 12 October 1954) was an English lay Roman Catholic ecclesiastical artist, mystic, popular religious writer and poet.
Our Morning Offering – 25 December – The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord
By St Pope John XXIII (1881-1963)
O sweet Child of Bethlehem,
grant that we may share with all our hearts
in this profound mystery of Christmas.
Put into the hearts of men and women this peace
for which they sometimes seek so desperately
and which You alone can give to them.
Help them to know one another better,
and to live as brothers and sisters,
children of the same Father.
Reveal to them also,
Your beauty, holiness and purity.
Awaken in their hearts
love and gratitude for Your infinite goodness.
Join them all together in Your love.
And give us Your heavenly peace, amen.