3 o'clock Devotion

I came across this devotion, to be said daily at 3:00 p.m.:

In His revelations to Saint Faustina, Jesus encouraged the following devotional practice:

“At three o’clock, implore My mercy, especially for sinners; and if only for a brief moment, immerse yourself in My Passion, particularly in My abandonment at the moment of agony: This is the hour of great mercy for the whole world. I will allow you to enter into My mortal sorrow. In this hour, I will refuse nothing to the soul that makes a request of Me in virtue of My Passion.”(Diary, 1320).

Prayers in the Liturgy

I am guilty of sometimes not paying close attention to some of the prayers the priest reads at Mass out of the Missal. I'm guessing I'm not alone in this. So from time to time I will highlight one of these prayers for our readers.

To start off, I'm going to post the Prayer Over the Offerings in the liturgy for August 28, 2016, the 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time in Cycle C: "May this sacred offering, O, Lord, confer on us always the blessing of salvation, that what it celebrates in mystery it may accomplish in power. Through Christ our Lord."

Does this simple prayer not say it all? We pray that the mystery of the Eucharist, which we can't fully understand and yet in which we gratefully participate, by its power bring about our salvation. 

I pray that Catholics might more fully appreciate the power and majesty available to us in the Eucharist and share this gift with those who do not presently share that appreciation.




Wonderful Eucharistic Prayer

I came across this beautiful prayer from the Coptic Rite of the Church which focuses on the Eucharist.  I wanted to share it with our readers:

 "Amen. Amen. Amen.  I believe, I believe, I believe. Until the last breath of my life I will confess that this is the life-giving Body of Your only Son, our Lord and our God, our Jesus Christ. He took this body from our Lady and our Queen, the most pure Mother of God.  He has joined it to his divinity.  I believe that his divinity never, not even for a moment, was separated from his humanity.  He has been given for the remission of sins, life and eternal salvation! I believe, I believe, I believe that it is all so!"