"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Lk 14:11)
“Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” (Luke 14:5).
Loving God give us the conviction of St. Paul. Help us to truly believe you are for us so no one can condemn us
God our Father, as your Son chose apostles Simon and Jude and commissioned them to spread the faith, may we be apostles in our own way, by witnessing to the faith in the way we live
Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? To what can I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden. When it was fully grown, it became a large bush and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches.” (Lk 13:118-19)
"the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him." (Luke 13:17b)
“Shout with Joy, the Lord has delivered his people.” (Jer 31:11)
"Lord, May I not squander the grace of the present moment to say "yes" to you and to your will
God, despite all my evil inclinations and my failures, I believe that you love me. Strengthen that conviction and help me turn away from sin!
Jesus said to his disciples: I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! (LK 12: 49)
“Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” (Lk 12:39)
“Through one man sin entered the world and through sin, death, and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned” (Romans 5:12).
Lord, we ask you to speak to us. We ask you to come into our lives and free us from the things we occupy ourselves with on this earth
whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all. (Mk 10: 43)
Loving God, give us the courage and wisdom to trust in the Holy Spirit to inspire us when we most need it.
“when I am weak, then I am strong!” (2Cor 12:10)
Lord, we ask you to grant us vision today; to be able to see you in the works and promises of our church here on earth.
“Woe also to you scholars of the law! You impose on people burdens hard to carry, but you yourselves do not lift one finger to touch them.” (Lk 11:44)
" Oh you Pharisees! Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish, inside you are filled with plunder and evil" (Lk 11:39)
Loving God, let my heart sing for joy at all your wondrous deeds. Help me to remember these each morning as I awake…and keep me singing all day!
Lord, help me accept your challenge of wisdom and let go of the "things" of my life that distract me from surrendering myself to you completely
"Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it." (Luke 11:28)
“Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts at which you nursed!” (LK 11: 27)
"I tell you, if [the friend] does not get up to give the loaves because of friendship, he will get up ... because of persistence." (Luke 11:8)
Oh My Jesus forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven especially those who are in the most need of your mercy.