Dear God, I believe the bond expressed in that great song PARALLELS my deep fidelity to you and enables the two of us, together, to accomplish anything. Help me keep MY fidelity strong, and thank you SO much for YOUR faith in me. Amen.
"Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24
Dear Jesus, you taught us by your example that it does take sacrifice in our lives to help others. Bless our lives that we may share it to the fullest as you did on the cross. Amen.
Lord help us to love others, especially your family the way you love us. In Jesus name 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.
God we thank you today for your Son. We ask you to grant us moments when we too may experience some of the beauty and wonder of your presence in this world. Help us to find you, to know that we are doing your will in our lives, and to be able to come back down the mountain afterwards. We ask all this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Lord, Like John the Baptist, help us to stand for truth and the values of your kingdom. May our voices rise above the evils and immorality of the world. Amen
Loving God, enlighten us to look beyond family and background , to see the true worth of each person. Help us also, to create positive atmospheres in our own parish and group of friends. Let us make all feel at home and welcomed.
Lord, May I be ready and prepared to enter the Kingdom any time. Be my guide and stronghold. Amen.
"...the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls." (Matthew 13:45)
...Father Mike says Jesus is strongly declaring that God’s driving GOAL is getting into relationship with us: "God is the pearl you seek, true, but YOU are the pearl GOD seeks!
“The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live forever.
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.