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Daily Prayer - 2014-06-18

Presence

May my heart rejoice in your love, O Lord.
Let me live each day anew.

Freedom

I ask for the grace
to let go of my own concerns
and be open to what God is asking of me,
to let myself be guided and formed by my loving Creator.

Consciousness

Grant, O Lord, that I may be conscious
and grateful for all the good things you have given to me.
May I share my blessings with others always.

The Word of God

Matthew 6:2-4

‘So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be done in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.'

 

 

 

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • Secrecy and discretion have fallen on hard times: suspicion is expressed both of spying governments and of those who avoid social media. Having nothing to hide seems not enough: it sometimes seems necessary to publish everything. Jesus draws attention to another aspect of life, the need for a quiet, reflective and responsible living. I think of the unassuming life to which Jesus calls me and ask God’s help to let go of any need to be thought well of, and ask God’s help that I might think the best of others.

Conversation

God’s Word is always fruitful.
How is it touching me now
As I reflect on what I have just prayed?
Do I feel comforted?
Do I feel challenged?

Conclusion

I thank God for these few moments we have spent alone together and for any insights I may have been given concerning the text.

Amen

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