Refiner’s Fire

One Walk with Jesus is about reflecting on how Mary can receive Jesus because of her purity. #OneWalkwithJesus

Praise and worship…

Refiner
Maverick City Music
https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=iSyHB8nHxIA&feature=share

Today’s verse…

But who will endure the day of his coming?

And who can stand when he appears?
For he is like the refiner’s fire,…

He will sit refining and purifying silver,
 and he will purify the sons of Levi,
Refining them like gold or like silver
 that they may offer due sacrifice to the LORD.
Malachi 3:2-3

Today’s readings…

Friday of the Fourth Week of Advent
Lectionary: 199

Listen
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/audio/2022-12-23-usccb-daily-mass-readings-0

Read
https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/122322.cfm

Reading I Malachi 3:1-4, 23-24
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/malachi/3?1)

Thus says the Lord GOD:
Lo, I am sending my messenger
 to prepare the way before me;
And suddenly there will come to the temple
 the LORD whom you seek,
And the messenger of the covenant whom you desire.
 Yes, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts.
But who will endure the day of his coming?
 And who can stand when he appears?
For he is like the refiner’s fire,
 or like the fuller’s lye.
He will sit refining and purifying silver,
 and he will purify the sons of Levi,
Refining them like gold or like silver
 that they may offer due sacrifice to the LORD.
Then the sacrifice of Judah and Jerusalem
 will please the LORD,
 as in the days of old, as in years gone by.
Lo, I will send you
 Elijah, the prophet,
Before the day of the LORD comes,
 the great and terrible day,
To turn the hearts of the fathers to their children,
 and the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike
the land with doom.

Gospel Luke 1:57-66
(https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/1?57)

When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child
she gave birth to a son. 
Her neighbors and relatives heard
that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her,
and they rejoiced with her. 
When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,
they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
but his mother said in reply,
“No. He will be called John.” 
But they answered her,
“There is no one among your relatives who has this name.” 
So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called. 
He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,”
and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,
and he spoke blessing God.
Then fear came upon all their neighbors,
 and all these matters were discussed
throughout the hill country of Judea.
All who heard these things took them to heart, saying,
“What, then, will this child be?
For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.”

Reflections
https://bible.usccb.org/podcasts/video/2022-12-23-reflection-199

Formed: Mary’s Purity

Who is ready to withstand and bear the coming of the Lord? The Church reminds us that Mary’s purity allows her to receive Christ. As the Christmas season approaches, make your heart like Mary’s so you can also receive the Lord.
https://watch.formed.org/videos/daily-reflections-december-23-2022

Action Item: Reflect on how Mary can receive Jesus because of her purity.

My Catholic Life!
Zechariah’s Victory
https://youtu.be/Yar24CMrBY0

My prayer…

Dear God, my Abba Father, Lord Jesus my Savior, Holy Spirit within me.
Lord, I know I lack faith in my life. I fail to believe all that You speak to me. As a result, I often fail to put Your words into action. Dear Lord, when I suffer as a result of my weakness, help me to know that this and all suffering can result in giving glory to You if I renew my faith. Help me, like Zechariah, to return to You always, and use me as an instrument of Your manifest glory.

Let those closest to me see my love for You. My faith in Your Words and truths. My desire to follow Jesus above all else. And though I stumble and fall. I always reach out for Your hand to lift me up.
Thank You for continuing to bless and protect me and mine. Help to be patient with each other, and learn to forgive and forget quickly. Teach us Your ways. Guide our hearts. Hear our prayers.
Remembering 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, and Terri, all those not listed but often remembered.

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 (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: Sorrowful Mysteries (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: Glorious Mysteries (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

Hope and Trust Rosary: Luminous Mysteries (Thur.)
http://watch.formed.org/videos/hope-and-trust-rosary-luminous-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.

Closing Prayer

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 by meditating on 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.

Prayers from iMissal Catholic by Cantcha, Inc.

http://www.imissal.com/

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