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Daily Prayer - 2021-10-09

Presence

Dear Jesus, as I call on you today
I realise that I often come asking for favours.
Today I'd like just to be in your presence.
Let my heart respond to Your Love.

Freedom

Lord, you created me to live in freedom.
May your Holy Spirit guide me to follow you freely.
Instil in my heart a desire
To know and love you more each day.

Consciousness

Lord, grant that I may always desire
to spend time in your presence.
May I not forget your goodness to me.
Guide me to share your blessings with others.

The Word of God

Luke 11:27-28

While Jesus was speaking, a woman in the crowd raised her voice and said to him, "Blessed is the womb that bore you and the breasts that nursed you!" But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it!"

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • Prophetic voices ring out in every age and in strange places. Many are not heard, being readily dismissed. Often they proclaim profound messages that inspire life. We are blessed to know you Lord, give us ears that are more attuned to the word you declare to us that it may find a home in us, nourishing us and guiding us in our following of you.
  • We are called to hear the word and put it into action. It has to be incarnated in life (for example, see James 1:22-25 and Mathew 7:24-27 where it is likened to building on rock). Listening and forgetting or ignoring the word means missing the opportunity. God’s word is fruitful. We pray that we may be like Mary who prayed ‘let it be done to me according to your word’ (Luke 1:38).

Conversation

To communicate we don’t always need to talk.
Can I imagine myself sitting quietly with Jesus?
I looking silently at him and He at me.
How do I feel?

Conclusion

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

Prayer for peace:

Following days of rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, Pope Francis called on Christians around the world to fast and pray for peace in Eastern Europe this coming Ash Wednesday.
“I invite everyone to make March 2, Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting for peace, I encourage believers in a special way to devote themselves intensely to prayer and fasting on that day. May the Queen of Peace protect the world from the folly of war.” Pope Francis, 25/02/2022

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