What’s the best thing you can give God first thing in your day? A
Although people have started their day with fervent
prayers to God for
centuries, this first Morning offering below, or
perhaps one of its variations,
is the best known today.
It was composed
by Father Francois Xavier Gaulrelet in 1844 for his
Prayer which he founded that year.
O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my
prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day in union with the
Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world.
I offer them for all
the intentions of your Sacred Heart: the salvation
of souls, the
reparation for sin, and the reunion of all Christians.
I offer them for
the intentions of our bishops and of all Apostles of
Prayer, and in
particular for those recommended by our Holy Father
I looked at a photo of my mother today and this prayer came to mind.
She had this prayer near her sink on a plaque.
Starting the day with the morning offering will help us put God first
through the day .