Book Review: Bless Us, O Lord

If you are looking for a practical prayer book that is simplified for daily family use, Bless Us, O Lord is a great addition to your family’s resources.

I am always looking for additional ways to incorporate the Liturgical Year into the life of our family. A copy of Bless Us, O Lord was sent to me from Ave Maria Press and the author, Robert M. Hamma, does a fantastic job of including daily meal prayers with stories about the saints, prayers for specific feast and holy days, and Liturgical information. If you are looking for a practical prayer book that is simplified for daily family use, Bless Us, O Lord is a great addition to your family’s resources.

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October 2nd – The Feast of the Guardian Angels – Bless Us, O Lord (page 129) gives a short excerpt about the Guardian Angels and offers the following prayer.

“Loving God, we come together this evening to share this meal after a day filled with many activities. In our work and our play , in our travels and our rest, your presence is always with us. You give us the friendship of our guardian angels to guide us and guard us, to remind us of your presence, and to keep us on the right path. Help us to be aware that your love is ever near, and to be grateful for all the gifts that we receive from your generous hand, especially the gift of this meal. Amen.”

Book Review: Home in the Church by Jessica Ptomey

Do you know what warms my heart? What draws me in? A good book, but not just any good book – a book that embraces change. A book that shows a purpose, a struggle, but ultimately, a journey. This is exactly what Jessica Ptomey wrote about in her new book, Home in the Church: Living an Embodied Catholic Faith.

Ptomey’s journey from Protestantism to Catholicism exemplifies a beautiful conversion story as she found answers to deep spiritual questions alongside her husband. She delves into the beauty she experienced among her Protestant friends and churches, but ultimately, she found her true home in the Catholic Church with the sacraments, Holy Mass, the Catechism, and the ancient traditions.

Home in the Church will take the reader on a pilgrimage of conversion, love, and discovery. The book also provides other resources in which the reader may choose to delve deeper into the chapter themes. This Catholic conversion story is a vivid example of the work of the Holy Spirit upon souls so dearly loved by God and His desire for them to enter upon His earthly journey towards heaven.

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Disclaimer: This review was not a paid sponsorship and is my own opinion. The book was gifted for review purposes.

Ultimate Catholic Bundle Review!

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Ultimate Catholic Bundle
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