Our Morning Offering – 4 July
Give me the courage
to strive for the highest goals,
to flee every temptation to be mediocre.
Enable me to aspire to greatness,
as Blessed Pier Giorgio did,
and to open my heart with joy
to Your call to holiness.
Free me from the fear of failure.
I want to be, Lord, firmly and forever,
united to You.
Grant me the graces I ask You
through Blessed Pier Giorgio’s intercession,
by the merits of Our Lord Jesus Christ,
in union with the Holy Spirit.
Our Morning Offering – 13 December
Lord Jesus Christ,
by Your patience in suffering
You made holy earthly pain
and gave us the example
of obedience to Your Father’s will:
Be near me
in the trials of my day
and in time of weakness;
sustain me by Your grace,
that my strength and courage
may not fail;
bless me according to Your will;
and help me always to believe
that what happens to me here
is of little account
if You hold me in eternal life,
my Lord and my God. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer, 1979, adapted