"O Emmanuel: O Emmanuel, God with us, our King and lawgiver, the expected of the nations and their Savior: come to save us, O Lord our God."
Lord, I am more than thankful that at each Mass I am able to see you in the Blessed Sacrament. I am more than thankful that You feed me with your precious body and blood. May all the holy priests you have placed in our lives be affirmed in their faith, whether they are strong or struggling with their own private demons. May all the bishops who have played key roles in our lives be covered in Your grace and continue to be wise shepherds of Your sheep. And finally, dear Lord, for those in our families who have fallen out of the practice of their faith, stumbled away from You, or have immediate need for Your intercession be given hearts penetrated by Your love, and a deep desire to know You and return to righteousness.