September 21 – Saint Matthew the Apostle

Saint Matthew

listenWonderful Savior, Saint Matthew was considered by his own people to be a traitor because he collected taxes for the enemy, but You, O Lord, did not label him as bad.  You knew he was willing to hear the truth and learn from it, so You said, “Follow me,” and immediately he left his money and his job to accept salvation.  I ask him to pray for me to resist labeling people as sinners, even when I am aware of the genuine sins they’ve committed.  Dear Lord, help me to stop focusing on their bad behavior, give me eyes to see the goodness that lies within, and teach me how to draw it out.  Saint Matthew, pray for me.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Blessed Mark Scalabrini (1420-1498)
Feast day September 21

quoteYou must never desist from doing good works for fear you won’t be able to meet expenses, just as long as you use prudence and frugality.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

Daily Prayers with the Saints

Sign up free to receive these posts — and be sure to share them!


Daily Prayers and Saint Quotes:
Pray with the Saint of the Day and be blessed by inspirational quotes of Saints. These faith-builders will help you grow in joyful holiness.

The Saints Resource Site:
A comprehensive list of Saints’ names, their meanings, their Feast Days, and information about their lives.