“When you awake in the morning, let your first act be to salute My Heart, and to offer Me your own…. Whoever shall breathe a sigh toward Me from the bottom of his heart when he awakes in the morning and shall ask Me to work all his works in him throughout the day, will draw Me to him … For never does a man breathe a sigh of longing aspiration toward Me without drawing Me nearer to him than I was before.”—Our Lord to Saint Mechtilde (+1298)

Marian Catechists begin each day with the Morning Offering, found below. Our Holy Father’s monthly prayer intentions can be found at The Apostleship of Prayer website.

Morning Offering to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you my prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world. I offer them for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart: the salvation of souls, reparation for sins, the reunion of all Christians. I offer them for the intentions of Your Bishops and of all Apostles of Prayer, and in particular for our Holy Father this month. Amen.