Beloved Father, Saint Joseph of Cupertino endured much rejection in his life—his mother disapproved of him and the religious orders he tried to join refused him—but rather than succumbing to self-pity, he turned to You for acceptance. He became a priest who worked miracles and conversed intimately with You in ecstasies. I ask him to pray for the people I know who have low self-esteem. Teach us, O Lord, to stop putting ourselves down, and show us how to turn rejections into greater experiences of Your love. Help us to have more confidence in ourselves from knowing that You live within our hearts. Saint Joseph, pray for us. Amen.
Quote for Today
Saint Joseph Cupertino (1603-1663)
Clearly, what God wants above all is our will, which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own. When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of grace from God from whom all good things come that he does this.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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