The Importance of a Morning Offering Prayer
Transform your ordinary into extraordinary love!
What if every moment of your day could be a form of prayer and offering of love if you will to our Lord – would you continue wasting all your precious moments, acts, works, thoughts if there was a way to offer them to Jesus? We all struggle to find time to pray yet there is a simple answer a simple way to start making every moment count! Start your day with a Morning Offering – this simple prayer – will transform your day from ordinary to a gift and offering.
Each morning before our breakfast grace my children and I say our morning offering – our days go instantly from just another day to a day of love.
Here is the simple Morning Offering Prayer we say each morning:
O Jesus,through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,I offer You all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart,in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world,in reparation for my sins,for the intentions of all my relatives and friends,and in particular for the intentions of the Holy Father. Amen <><
St. Therese of Liseaux one of my favourite saints practiced the spirituality of the Little Ways – she believed she could win heaven by doing all the small things with great love. Most of us won’t be called to do extraordinary things in this life like the maytrs but we are all called to do things with great love. This is just one simple way to start striving to do that – offering your actions up throughout the day is the next wonderful step to take – a great tool for this is good deed/sacrifice beads.
Go ahead what are you waiting for? Don’t let another precious moment go by – start your day right with a morning offering!
When my daughter was about about 10 months old I printed and posted a list of over 101 Ways to Praise Your Child on my fridge. I found the original list of 101 Ways to Praise at Kinderteacher but then I went on to add to the list so that it was over 101 Ways to Praise your Child! It has stayed on my fridge since:)
Here is the complete 101 Ways to Praise your Child list as a colouful pdf (I included the list from Kinderteacher and added a few of my own praise ideas at the bottom)
Over 101 Ways to Praise your Child
Taken from Kinderteacher and added to from ***
WOW WAY TO GO * SUPER * YOU’RE SPECIAL *OUTSTANDING * EXCELLENT * GREAT *GOOD* NEAT *WELL DONE *REMARKABLE* I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT* I’M PROUD OF YOU* FANTASTIC *SUPER STAR *NICE WORK *LOOKING GOOD *YOU’RE ON TOP OF IT *BEAUTIFUL* NOW YOU’RE FLYING *YOU’RE CATCHING ON * NOW YOU’VE GOT IT * YOU’RE INCREDIBLE* BRAVO YOU’RE FANTASTIC HURRAY FOR YOU YOU’RE ON TARGET* YOU’RE ON YOUR WAY* HOW NICE* HOW SMART* GOOD JOB* THAT’S INCREDIBLE *HOT DOG * DYNAMITE *YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL *YOU’RE UNIQUE *NOTHING CAN STOP YOU NOW *GOOD FOR YOU* I LIKE YOU* YOU’RE A WINNER *REMARKABLE JOB *BEAUTIFUL WORK *SPECTACULAR *YOU’RE SPECTACULAR * YOU’RE DARLING * YOU’RE PRECIOUS *GREAT DISCOVERY* YOU’VE DISCOVERED THE SECRET *YOU FIGURED IT OUT *FANTASTIC JOB *HIP, HIP, HURRAY* BINGO *MAGNIFICENT* MARVELOUS * TERRIFIC* YOU’RE IMPORTANT *PHENOMENAL *YOU’RE SENSATIONAL * SUPER WORK *CREATIVE JOB * SUPER JOB *FANTASTIC JOB *EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE *YOU’RE A REAL TROOPER * YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE *YOU ARE EXCITING *YOU LEARNED IT RIGHT * WHAT AN IMAGINATION* WHAT A GOOD LISTENER *YOU ARE FUN *YOU’RE GROWING UP *YOU TRIED HARD *YOU CARE* BEAUTIFUL SHARING* OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE *YOU’RE A GOOD FRIEND* I TRUST YOU* YOU’RE IMPORTANT* YOU MEAN A LOT TO ME *YOU MAKE ME HAPPY * YOU BELONG* YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND *YOU MAKE ME LAUGH * YOU BRIGHTEN MY DAY* I RESPECT YOU *YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME * THAT’S CORRECT *YOU’RE A JOY *YOU’RE A TREASURE *YOU’RE WONDERFUL * YOU’RE PERFECT *AWESOME* A+ JOB *YOU’RE A-OK-MY BUDDY * YOU MADE MY DAY* THAT’S THE BEST *A BIG HUG* A BIG KISS* I LOVE YOU!***
I’M SO PROUD OF YOU* YOU’RE A DOLL* HOW CREATIVE* YOUR SO MUCH FUN* I LOVE SPENDING TIME WITH YOU* NOW YOU’VE GOT IT !* YOU’RE A DELIGHT TO BE AROUND* YOUR SO FUNNY* AMAZING* BRILLIANT* CLEVER* INCREDIBLE* YOUR SO KIND* YOUR SO THOUGHTFUL* THANK YOU* YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL HEART* LOVELY* MARVELLOUS* NEAT* YOUR SO PRETTY INSIDE AND OUT* TERRIFIC* WONDERFUL* GORGEOUS* HOW HANDSOME* CHARMING* EXQUISITE* SUPERB* MAGNIFICENT * HOW ENCHANTING* YOUR SUCH A PLEASURE TO BE AROUND* NICE* HOW AMUSING * A BIG CHEER FOR YOUR * WHAT A SMARTY* YOUR TALENTED * YOUR GIFTED * YOUR BLESSED*GOD LOVES YOU* GOD MADE YOU SPECIAL * YOUR ONE OF A KIND* REMEMBER A SMILE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS!*