“He passed through the midst of them and went away” (Lk 4:30)
He told the gardener to cut it down because it had no fruit for three years. Why should it exhaust the soil? The gardener said to him, Give me a year, I will work on it and then if it doesn't bear fruit, then cut it down.((LK 13: 8-9)
God is our hero!How will you extend the same grace to those you love?
Lord we are thankful for all you do for us.... the air we breathe and the heart that beats in our chest.... We know that what you have loaned us will soon be asked for back.... help us to be open and generous with the things you have loaned us....
"Not as man sees does God see, because he sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)
God, send your blessings and guidance on the rulers of today. May they be blessed to appreciate not only the power they have on all our lives but how to use it humbly for all our good
“Redress the wronged, hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.” (Isaiah 1:17)
Christ our Shepherd, lead us out of our comfortable places today and into the field to join the rest of your flock
“Rabbi, it is wonderful to be here, so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (Lk 9:33)
“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”. (Mt 5:44)
Lord be with me. You know how weak and frail and open to Temptation I am. Be my strength to resist sin. Give me the victory of life with you forever in heaven
“Ask and it will be given to you;seek and you will find;knock and the door will be opened to you” (Mt 7:7)
Compassionate Jesus, forgive me for the times we have demanded signs from you to prove your presence in my life and in the world.
Amen, I say to you, what you do for one of these least brothers of mine, you do for me.
“You shall not withhold overnight the wages of your day laborer. You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block in front of the blind.” (Leviticus 19:13b-14)
God of all faithfulness: we pause now to recall and remember the many ways in which you have abundantly blessed our lives.
“Help us to acquire mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart. (CCC 2043)”.
“The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.” (Lk 9:22)
“A clean heart create for me, O God, and a steadfast spirit renew within me. Cast me not out from your presence, and your Holy Spirit take not from me.” (Ps 51:10)
We as the worshiping community are the presence of Jesus. We are the Body of Christ.
“Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed. (MK 6:56)
“When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.” (Luke 5:11)
Lord, we ask you to grant us wisdom like Solomon. We know that we will never have the burdens that he faced leading your people, but allow us to have the grace of knowing how to make a decision that will best please you.
"Heavenly Father, form in me the likeness of your Son and deepen his life within me that I may be like him in word and deed.