The first thing we should do when we wake up in the morning is to give thanks to God for giving us a another day to strive to become Saints!
We should wake up with an attitude of gratitude, as they say. We should take a moment to reflect on God and think about how we will be a blessing to others that day.
But instead, sometimes we linger in bed and think about our problems with our spouses and children, in stead of trusting that God has everything under control.
Sometimes we groan about having to go to the jobs that we absolutely hate.
Upon wakening, it’s very easy to reach for the cell phone to check social media, even before we offer the day to God.
As a result, we end up starting our day with idleness, negativity and gossip, although there are inspirational sites, of course.
Why not start our day by offering our day to God? It’s amazing how much of a difference that could make.
There are a few morning offerings in our disposal, such as this morning offering. Here is a another one that was composed by St Therese de Lisieux.
May it be a blessing to you.
A Morning Offering by St Therese de Lisieux
O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.
O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity.
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