December 31 – Saint Sylvester the 1st

Saint Sylvester I

listenDear God, Saint Sylvester (d.335) lived through many good and bad events during his long years of service as Pope, from horrendous persecutions to the downfall of the persecutors.  As I think of all that I’ve experienced this past year, I ask him to pray for any loose ends to be resolved during the new year.  Oh Holy Spirit, come upon me and make me holy.  Send in angels to help me resist temptation.  Cover me, Lord Jesus, with your grace and precious Blood.  Protect me from the fiery arrows that demons throw at me.  Thank You for Your love so wonderful, which I long to feel more fully and to experience more readily.  Help me to die into Your love so that I may spend eternity with You, in the heavenly home that You are preparing for me.  Saint Sylvester, pray for me.  All you saints in heaven, rejoice with me.  O Lord, we give You all the praise, all the honor, and all the glory. Amen!

Quote for Today

Venerable Louis of Granada (1505-1588)

quoteAmong the works comprised in charity to our neighbor, the following are the most important: advice, counsel, succor, forbearance, pardon, edification. These are so strongly linked with charity that the practice of them indicates the progress we have made in the practice of charity.”


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

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