Persevering in Patience… Loving and Waiting

One Walk with Jesus is about reflecting on the relationship between courage and waiting. #OneWalkwithJesus

Praise and worship…

Wait On You
Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=rnmlqv5GJRA&feature=share

Today’s Responsorial Psalm…

Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/psalms/27?1)

R. (1a) The Lord is my light and my salvation.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life’s refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

One thing I ask of the LORD;
this I seek:
To dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his temple.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD with courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the LORD.
R. The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Today’s readings…

Friday of the First Week of Advent
Lectionary: 179

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-12-02-usccb-daily-mass-readings-2

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/120222.cfm

Reading 1 Isaiah 29:17-24
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/isaiah/29?17)

Thus says the Lord GOD:
But a very little while,
and Lebanon shall be changed into an orchard,
and the orchard be regarded as a forest!
On that day the deaf shall hear
the words of a book;
And out of gloom and darkness,
the eyes of the blind shall see.
The lowly will ever find joy in the LORD,
and the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
For the tyrant will be no more
and the arrogant will have gone;
All who are alert to do evil will be cut off,
those whose mere word condemns a man,
Who ensnare his defender at the gate,
and leave the just man with an empty claim.
Therefore thus says the LORD,
the God of the house of Jacob,
who redeemed Abraham:
Now Jacob shall have nothing to be ashamed of,
nor shall his face grow pale.
When his children see
the work of my hands in his midst,
They shall keep my name holy;
they shall reverence the Holy One of Jacob,
and be in awe of the God of Israel.
Those who err in spirit shall acquire understanding,
and those who find fault shall receive instruction.

Gospel Matthew 9:27-31
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/matthew/9?27)

As Jesus passed by, two blind men followed him, crying out,
“Son of David, have pity on us!” 
When he entered the house,
the blind men approached him and Jesus said to them,
“Do you believe that I can do this?” 
“Yes, Lord,” they said to him. 
Then he touched their eyes and said,
“Let it be done for you according to your faith.” 
And their eyes were opened. 
Jesus warned them sternly,
“See that no one knows about this.” 
But they went out
and spread word of him through all that land.

Reflections
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2022-12-02-reflection-179

Formed: Loving and Waiting

Today, the Church invites you to wait for the Lord, even amidst hardship. When you lose patience, you lose your hope and love for God. However, patience can increase your faith and trust in the Lord and renew your sense of peace.
https://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-december-2-2022

Action Item: Reflect on the relationship between courage and waiting.

My Catholic Life!
The True Messiah
https://youtu.be/s4nOK5IDNTU

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me.
My true and saving Lord, I commit myself to You and pray that I will come to know and love You as You are. Give me the eyes I need to see You and the mind and heart I need to know and love You. Remove from me any false vision of Who You are and replace within me a true knowledge of You, my Lord. As I come to know You, I offer myself to You so that You may use me to proclaim Your greatness to all.

Yes Lord, I have seen Your hand in my life and the life of each of mine. I have felt Your presence. So I practice Your presence, and practice patiently waiting on You. Trusting You. Praying without ceasing for me and each of mine. Asking for Your continued blessings and protect. With my baby girl heavy and my mind, heal her, comfort and strengthen her. And with my baby boy, bless him, giving him the wisdom he needs to obtain what he needs according to Your will. Speak to him and teach and discipline him in Your ways.
Hear my prayers for all of mine that have passed on to You.
Mom, Dub, Dad, Abuelita and Abuelito, Titi Evelyn and Fernando, Nana and Coco, Titi Lisa and Manuel, Louie, David and David, Peggy, Terry and all those not listed but I remember and think of from time to time.
Jesus I trust in You!

Not my will, but Yours Lord God.
Jesus, Mary, I love You, save souls.
In Jesus name I pray.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Rosary 📿

Hope and Trust Rosary: Joyful Mysteries on FORMED (Mon. & Sat.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/hope-and-trust-rosary-joyful-mysteries

1: The Annunciation of the Lord
2: The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3: The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
4: The Presentation of our Lord
5: Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12

Face of Mercy Rosary: Sorrowful Mysteries on FORMED (Tues. & Fri.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/face-of-mercy-rosary-sorrowful-mysteries

1: The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2: The Scourging at the Pillar
3: Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
4: Jesus Carried the Cross
5: The Crucifixion of our Lord

Year of Faith Rosary: Glorious Mysteries on FORMED (Wed. & Sun.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/year-of-faith-rosary-glorious-mysteries

1: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2: The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
3: The Descent of the Holy Ghost
4: The Assumption of Mary
5: Mary is Crowned as Queen

Wisdom of the Saints Rosary: Luminous Mysteries on FORMED (Thur.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/wisdom-of-the-saints-rosary-lumionous-mysteries

1: The Baptism in the Jordan
2: The Wedding at Cana
3: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4: The Transfiguration
5: The Institution of the Eucharist

Apostles (Nicene) Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

Lords Prayer

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.
Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father

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.

O my Jesus

O my Jesus, have mercy on us. Forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Take all souls into heaven, especially, those most in need of thy mercy.
Amen.

Salve Regina (Hail Holy Queen)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Amen.

Final Prayer

Let us pray. O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord.
Amen

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