The Pallottine Prayer Network consists of a group of men and women, young and old, lay and religious, willing to set aside a few minutes each day to pray for the needs of people, the Church and the world
How to Join the Prayer Network
Each member receives a wallet-sized membership card, certificate of membership and 12 monthly prayer cards with different intentions to pray for each month.
Members receive a list of prayer intentions sent to the prayer network, and are requested to include these special petitions in their daily prayers.
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Milwaukee, WI 53208-3097
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A Prayer to Do One's Best
L. So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do,
R. do all for the glory of God.
Lord, you have bestowed on each of us many gifts and talents. You did not give them to us to be wasted or misused, but to help us become the best persons we can be and to benefit the lives of others.
Help us overcome any laziness that would hamper us in developing those talents to their fullest potential. Let there be others in our lives who will encourage us to do our best in everything we try, even if we cannot do it perfectly.
Grant that we will never be satisfied with do?ing the minimum or less than we know we are capable of doing. Help us to push ourselves beyond our comfort zone and work hard to become the best persons we can be.
May we always thank you for the talents you have given us by using them for our good and and the good of others.
To you be glory and praise forever. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father, and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing, so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord, and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever. Amen.
Last Fall, I watched a dad raking leaves with his young son. After they had accumulated a rather large pile, the dad looked around and said, "Ok son, good enough." I looked around the yard, and I could still see many leaves un?der the bushes and around the backyard deck, and I thought to myself, "Is this what we teach our kids: 'Good enough' is the quality of the work we should aim for?"
Shouldn't we strive to do our best? What we do might not be perfect but at least we gave it our best shot! Settling for the mediocre in one thing often transfers over into other aspects of our life. Do we try to do our best on our job? Do we clean the house as best as we can? Do we take care of our health or only start worry?ing about it when we get really sick?
I guess I could ask the same question about our spiritual and prayer life. Do I try to be the best Catholic that I can be or am I content with doing just enough to get by? Let us pray for God's help to strive to be and do our best in all aspects of our life.
A Prayer to Do One's Best
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Apr. 19-27 - Monthly St. Joseph Novena
Apr. 23 - Monthly Evening Holy Hour
Apr. 21 - Birth of St. Vincent Pallotti 1795
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