We know this study is quite long. Here is a list of each day's "topic" as well as the prayers belonging to each day and 2 week (10 day) mini-studies.. We are excited to take this journey with you. Know you are in our prayers, please feel free to use this post as a forum for the entirety of the study, as well as any feedback for the HoMwf online ministers. Much mercy and grace this Lenten season.
Day 1: Introduction
Day 2: Denying Ourselves
Day 3: Fasting
Day 4: Jesus' Invitation Into Our Hearts
Day 5: Faith
Day 6: Interior Relationship With Jesus
Day 7: Interior Righteousness
Day 8: Interior Perfection
Day 9: Mercy
Day 10: Humility
Day 11: Stewardship
Day 12: Interior Poverty
Day 13: Producing Fruit
Day 14: St. Joseph's Call To Family
Day 15: Forgiveness
Day 16: Models For Our Families
Day 17: Unity In Family
Day 18: Love Your Neighbor (Family Members)
Day 19: Inviting Jesus Into Our Families
Day 20: Cleansing Sin In Our Families
Day 21: Seeking The WIll Of God For Our Families
Day 22: Praying With Family
Day 23: Knowing Where We Came From
Day 24: Refraining From Judging
Day 25: In The World But Not Of The World
Day 26: God Sending Us To Do His Work
Day 27: Glorifying God Through Our Work
Day 28: God Shining Through Us
Day 29: Martha And Mary
Day 30: Laying Down Our Life For Jesus
Day 31: Work In The Appointed Time
Day 32: "Washing" The Feet Of Others
Day 33: Conclusion
Prayer for Holiness-Pray each day of Lent
Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love only what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me so, O Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy.
Peace of Heart-Prayer for Interior Sainthood-Week 1 & 2
Almighty and Eternal God,
Give me, I beseech You,
the great gift of inward peace.
Command the winds and storms
of my unruly passions.
Subdue, by Your grace,
my proneness to love
created things too much.
Give me a love of suffering for Your sake.
make me forbearing and kind to others,
that I may avoid quarrels and contentions.
And teach me constantly to seek after
and to acquire that perfect resignation
to Your Holy Will
which alone brings interior peace.
Saint Francis Prayer-Prayer for Sainthood Amongst Our Families-Week 3 & 4
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
O, Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
it is in dying that we are born again to eternal life.
Prayer for God’s Blessing of One’s Daily Work-Prayer for Sainthood in the World-Week 5 & 6
O Lord, my God,
Creator and Ruler of the universe,
May the work I do bring growth in this life to me
and those I love and help to extend the Kingdom of Christ.
Give all persons work that draws them to You
and to each other in cheerful service.
in the Mass that it may be pleasing to You and give You
I beg Your Blessing upon all my efforts.
With Saint Joseph as my example and guide,
help me to do the work You have asked
and come to the reward You have prepared.