How To Begin A Day
Why not try to earn an indulgence for a Holy Soul who will, if you're successful, forever pray for you before the face of God!?!
As we teach our children to memorize, recite, copy and pray, prayers like these below from the HandBook Of Indulgences also teach...
* service to others
* belief in the Communion of Saints, a Church tradition
* unselfish use of time
My plan is to have my children copy these into their best hand writing and have them start their day reciting them, so that it becomes a habit for all of us. We use this book as part of our memorization and recitation work.
Prayer for All Occasions
may everything we do
begin with your inspiration
and continue with your help,
so that all our prayers and works
may begin in You
and by You be happily ended.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. (A Partial Indulgence)
Prayer at the Beginning of the Day
You have given us this day;
strengthen us with Your power
and keep us from falling into sin,
so that whatever we say or think or do
may be in service and for the sake of Your kingdom.