One time when I was surfing the internet, I read something about how we look at everyday of the week in a unique and prayerful way. This is how:

  • MONDAY is WASH DAY: “God, help me wash away selfishness and vanity, so I may serve you with perfect humility through the week ahead.
  • TUESDAY is IRONING DAY: “God, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice I have collected through the years so that I may see the beauty in others.
  • WEDNESDAY is MENDING DAY: “God, help me mend my ways so that I will not set a bad example for others.”
  • THURSDAY is CLEANING DAY: “God, help me to dust out all the many faults I have been hiding in the secret corners of my heart.”
  • FRIDAY is SHOPPING DAY: “God, give me the grace to shop wisely so I may purchase eternal happiness for myself and all others in need of love.”
  • SATURDAY is COOKING DAY: “God, help me to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweet bread of human kindness.”
  • SUNDAY is OPEN HOUSE DAY: “God, I have prepared my house for you. Please come into my heart as my honored guest so I say spend the day and the rest of my life in your presence.”

Today is the beginning of Advent, that time of the Liturgical year wherein the Church reminds us to be vigilant, watchful, and hopeful as we prepare for the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Submitted by Fr. Joseph Dovari