God we thank you today for great leaders that you have given us to follow. Your sons time on this earth was short and so there have been many people that have come in the centuries since to help us understand You and your plan
Loving God, give us the wisdom of Solomon. Help us to ask what is best for us. Let us not settle for what doesn’t really matter in the long run. Give us the heart of Solomon so that we can truly understand what is your will for us.
We ask this through Jesus your son. Amen.
“Lord if you had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give to you.” (21-22)
“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts” PS 95:8
This is why I speak to them in parables, because they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand. (MT 13:13)
"[God] rained manna upon them for food and gave them heavenly bread." (Psalm 78:24)
Jesus may we truly listen to your words. May we turn off the filters in our lives to truly hear you speak to us through your words.
At the judgment the queen of the south will arise with this generation
and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth
to hear the wisdom of Solomon;
and there is something greater than Solomon here."
Ever-living God, enable us to be good seeds and eventually wheat that can be used for your good purpose and spiritual nourishment
Mary embraces this thirst and she serves with conviction so that others may know Christ is alive and among us. Call out to our Lord and see how he will answer you today.
Lord help me to be compassionate and loving to my brothers and sisters.
Loving God, help us to turn to you with all our burdens. Show us that leaning upon you gives us true rest and makes our burden light.
“Jesus exclaimed: "I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these thingsfrom the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.” Matthew 11:25.
Pride and presumption of greatness may blind us to the fundamental reality of our dependence on God
“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” MT 5:10
"...My word shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11b)
oving God give us the courage and wisdom to know the truth even when confronted with so many different stories. Help us to listen to your voice within us and to discern what is really true. Then give us the courage to preach that truth to others without fear, knowing that you are always with us .
We ask this through Jesus your son. Amen.
"Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves;
so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves."
Lord help us to love you more. Because you desire to show the world your love through us. Amen.
Dear Lord give us a renewed strength in following your instruction to tell the world that you live. Amen
Loving God, you have tested us and found us wanting for more; yet, today, we come to you and ask your pardon in our lives so that we may be worthy of the graces you are waiting to share with us. May you light a fire of compassion and spirit within that allows us to see your face even among the crowds of unbelievers. May we turn from sin and temptation and find your love. We thank you Lord for every opportunity to share these graces with others. We ask all this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Loving God, be with those parents who have lost a child to death…be it through illness or evil. Help them through the anguish, strengthen their hope.
Be with all of us , as well, as we experience any anguish or struggle in our lives. Be at our side…give us hope. We ask this through your son, Jesus, Amen.
May we seek to depend and trust more in the Lord, with a childlike faith, so that the Lord may rejoice in us and He may reveal Himself more and more to us! Amen
Heavenly Father, help us to appreciate each season, celebration and joyful experience in our lives. Help us to remain close to you as we experience both sorrow and joy and know only the peace that come from following you. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord we pray. Amen.
Lord, full of compassion and mercy, you fill our shelves with all our needs. We are never alone and wanting when we trust in your presence. Grant us the grace to turn our hearts to you so that we may never question or doubt the gifts you provide for us daily.