O Lord, you have given us your word for a light to shine upon our path; grant us so to meditate on that word, and follow its teaching, that we may find in it the light that shines more and more until the perfect day. Amen.
Lord, we ask you to allow us to feel your angels in our presence. Help us to be not afraid and know the comfort of our own guardian angels and to celebrate the accomplishments of Raphael, Gabriel, and Michael. We ask for their guidance and protection this day and week. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Lord, may we become persons who have our conscience always pure and give heed to the voice of the Lord, which says “Be Holy, as I am Holy!”
Loving God, give us courage to continue preaching the Good News especially when we meet opposition and some don’t want to hear. Help us to continue to trust in your power….and may your kingdom come on earth!
Lord, help be to go beyond the natural and the normal and be a true disciple and follower by committing to the scriptures.
" 'No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel or sets it under a bed; rather, he places it on a lampstand so that those who enter may see the light.' " (Luke 8:16)
No wonder this has been called “the greatest and most glorious of all the parables.” And we have only scratched the surface!
Heavenly Father, Thank you so much for this chance to learn more about you and your Son Jesus. Help us to be open to your words so that we may not only hear them with our ears but to hear in the in our minds and our in our hearts. Help us to spread the gospel and make disciples of all. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.
Dear God, help us not to count every penny we have for ourselves. Help us to give generously in order that your Gospel may be preached daily. Amen
Heavenly and most faithful God, a God full of mercy and compassion, listen to our voices & hear our prayers, You are the Alpha and Omega, the Great I AM, you are the God of the rich and of the poor, give us the heart to love, to listen and to care for you all your creation.
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.” ??(Colossians? ?3:23-24?)
Lord, open our eyes
that we may see you in our brothers and sisters.
Lord, open our ears
that we may hear the cries of the hungry,
the cold, the frightened, the oppressed.
Lord, open our hearts
that we may love each other as you love us.
Renew in us your spirit.
Transform their hearts, Lord, and grant them the conviction to become great leaders as well, for the sake of the people they serve and look after.
“Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him” ( Mt 18: 21)
Loving God, give us the wisdom to think before we speak. Help us to mean what we say and act out of the real values we hold dear. We ask all of this through Jesus your Son. Amen.
"I am grateful to him who has strengthened me, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he considered me trustworthy in appointing me to the ministry. (1 Tm 1:1-2)
". . . he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness ... becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross." (Philippians 2:7-8)
“This slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison” (2 Cor. 4:17)
Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. (LK 6:12-19)
Heavenly Father, it is with great joy in our hearts that we come together. Please open our hearts and mind to be open to follow your will. Help us to resist temptation and choose to make decisions that are done not for earthly rewards but because they are the right things to do. Help us to obtain the Peace that only you can give us. Through Jesus Christ our Lord we pray. Amen.
Jesus is teaching us that it's not about making me more right than you.... It's about using love to bring each other to a point of love and respect. Now doesn't this sound better than the method that most people chose?
Most Holy and faithful God, God full of mercy and compassion, give to grace of discernment that we may be able to clear our heads and mind of the worldly things. You the great I AM, our Rock and Savior; you are the God who created and who redeemed, all our hope and help are in you.
Lord Jesus thank you that you don't cover up sin, when we confess it you make us clean by your blood. Amen
Lord, we thank you today for the gifts of community and those around us. Help us to live out our gospel call in our daily lives, living as we preach and preaching to those who need to hear your word most.