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Prayer Before Reading the Bible

Father, anoint me with your Holy Spirit,

so that as I read Your eternal word,

Your word may penetrate my whole being

and transform me.

Grant me the blessing to be a faithful disciple

in believing the Word of God

and that I may be a light shining

upon all who are in darkness.

Amen


A Family Blessing

Bless Our Family

All praise to You, Lord Jesus,

Lover of children:

Bless our family,

And help us to lead our children to You.

Give us light and strength,

And courage when our task is difficult.

Let Your Spirit fill us with love and peace,

So that we may help our children to love You.

All glory and praise are Yours, Lord Jesus,

Forever and ever.

Amen.


A Cleansing Blessing

The LORD is cleansing me

of all selfishness,

resentment and critical feelings

for my fellow beings

…as well as self-condemnation

and the misinterpretation of my life experiences…

…and more HE is bathing me

in generosity, appreciation, praise and gratitude

for my fellow beings

…and blessed me with self-acceptance

and an enlightened understanding of my experiences…


10 Catholic Commandments of God

1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange gods before me.

2. Thou shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day

4. Honor your father and your mother.

5. You shall not kill.

6. You shall not commit adultery.

7. You shall not steal.

8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.

10. You shall not covet you neighbor’s goods.

 

The Two Great Commandments that contain the whole law of God are:

You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole mind, and with your whole strength; you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

To love God, our neighbor, and ourselves, we must keep the commandments of God and of the Church, and perform the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

 

The Chief Commandments or Laws, of the Church:

To assist at Mass on all Sundays and holy days of obligation.

To fast and abstain on the days appointed.

To confess our sins at least once a year.

To receive Holy Communion during the Easter time.

To contribute to the support of the Church.

To observe the laws of the Church concerning marriage.

 

Deuteronomy 4:13

And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

 

Deuteronomy 4:40

Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

 

The Catholic Church has always taught for centuries the importance of obeying the 10 Commandments.

 

Deuteronomy 7:9

Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations;

 

Ten Commandments Covenant

 

Exodus 34:28

And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.