Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
through the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I offer You 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.
Prayers, works, joys and sufferings. What do I have the most today? Sufferings, not terminal disease, not disasters, not tragedies, just ordinary sufferings. I want to have silence so I can write without distractions, but there’s so many people around and they are noisy and loud. I want calm and serenity in my room, but little kids pop in and out wanting me to do something, give them a cookie or a hug. I want a body with no pain, but my eye feels like a knife is stabbing right through it from this migraine. I want peace of mind with pictures of fluffy clouds and flowers, but instead I keep seeing images of war and floods, fires, and people fighting. I want everything to be the way I want it because that would be easy. So I make an offering to God which is the pile of my little tiny insignificant sufferings and ask Him to receive them. Instead of trying to blame God for eye pain or loud little voices, I say thank you. I’m alive today, united to God within His Sacred Heart. Please erase my sins away, O Jesus. Heal my family and friends. Send good people to fight evil in the world. Listen to my pleas and those of your people. Holy Mother Mary, thank you for your love. Thanks be to God!