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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

December 30, 2010

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 12/30/2010

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The Christmas and New Year for me are a time of cleansing and renewal; remembering ‘if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!’ This means no matter what we must ‘love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.’ To love we must ‘remain in Him, as He also remains in us. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Him.’ ‘ For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ I pray and ask the me and mine would renew our commitment to seek Your face and do Your will in the new year to come; remembering no matter what good or bad we experience under the sun, in the Son there is peace, a peace that in is presence cannot be shaken by things under the sun, for He the Son as overcome the world under the sun. Walk as one in Jesus; walk one walk!

Abba Father in the name of Christ Jesus who lives within me through the Holy Spirit I pray that You create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me, for my one walk in and with Jesus today. Asking that You bless me and mine in fulfillment of Your will and keep us from evil and pain. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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December – “For to us a child is born… And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ISAIAH 9:6

Today – I AM LEADING YOU along a way that is uniquely right for you. The closer to Me you grow, the more fully you become your true self—the one I designed you to be. Because you are one of a kind, the path you are traveling with Me diverges increasingly from that of other people. However, in My mysterious wisdom and ways, I enable you to follow this solitary path while staying in close contact with others. In fact, the more completely you devote yourself to Me, the more freely you can love people.

Marvel at the beauty of a life intertwined with My Presence. Rejoice as we journey together in intimate communion. Enjoy the adventure of finding yourself through losing yourself in Me.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:17, EPHESIANS 2:10, 1 JOHN 4:7—8, JOHN 15:4

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

February 17, 2010

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 02/17/2010

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Abba Father, Lord Jesus, in the Spirit, one God the Abba Father, Christ Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.

I fight myself to see and feel each blessing for through Jesus You are teachings me the truths of Your wisdom and the treasure hidden in each moment when we see and feel through Jesus’ eyes and with Jesus’ heart. Thank You for bringing me and my son together this morning to go together to praise and worship You this Ash Wednesday and for allowing me and mine to forget our petty  differences to and by focusing on You and what these days of Lent truly mean to us a believers and follows of Jesus Christ.

I know that only in Your presence with Jesus as my teacher can I get past and overcome myself; my weaknesses and desires that only weaken me further, and my selfishness and pride that only steals the moment from me and limits or stops the flow of Your grace and mercy through me for mine and others.

O how I ask and pray that You will help me to build on today with my son, and speed up the dying process when I am faced with me or mine, or anyone in need of Your grace and mercy. For if I get nothing else done today let me spend this day with You in my heart and on my mind loving You ready to share and spread Your love, grace and mercy with someone or others in need; and then use each day of this Lent to build on today.

In Jesus name I ask and pray, that You bless me and mine for fulfillment of Your will and that You create in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit within me, for one walk; in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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February – “Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always.” Psalm 105:4

Today – I AM THE RISEN ONE who shines upon you always. You worship a living Deity, not some idolatrous, man-made image. Your relationship with Me is meant to be vibrant and challenging, as I invade more and more areas of your life. Do not fear change, for I am making you a new creation, with old things passing away and new things continually on the horizon. When you cling to old ways and sameness, you resist My work within you. I want you to embrace all that I am doing in your life, finding your security in Me alone.

It is easy to make an idol of routine, finding security within the boundaries you build around your life. Although each day contains twenty-four hours, every single one presents a unique set of circumstances. Don’t try to force-fit today into yesterday’s mold. Instead, ask Me to open your eyes, so you can find all I have prepared for you in this precious day of Life.

MATTHEW 28:5-7; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

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Reading I
Jl 2:12-18
Even now, says the LORD,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;
Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he,
slow to anger, rich in kindness,
and relenting in punishment.
Perhaps he will again relent
and leave behind him a blessing,
Offerings and libations
for the LORD, your God.

Blow the trumpet in Zion!
proclaim a fast,
call an assembly;
Gather the people,
notify the congregation;
Assemble the elders,
gather the children
and the infants at the breast;
Let the bridegroom quit his room
and the bride her chamber.
Between the porch and the altar
let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep,
And say, “Spare, O LORD, your people,
and make not your heritage a reproach,
with the nations ruling over them!
Why should they say among the peoples,
‘Where is their God?’”

Then the LORD was stirred to concern for his land
and took pity on his people.

Responsorial Psalm
51:3-4, 5-6ab, 12-13, 14 and 17
R.  (see 3a)  Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
and of my sin cleanse me.
R.
Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
For I acknowledge my offense,
and my sin is before me always:
“Against you only have I sinned,
and done what is evil in your sight.”
R.
Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
Cast me not out from your presence,
and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
R.
Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
Give me back the joy of your salvation,
and a willing spirit sustain in me.
O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

R.        Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

Reading II
2 Cor 5:20—6:2
Brothers and sisters:
We are ambassadors for Christ,
as if God were appealing through us.
We implore you on behalf of Christ,
be reconciled to God.
For our sake he made him to be sin who did not know sin,
so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

Working together, then,
we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
For he says:

In an acceptable time I heard you,
and on the day of salvation I helped you.

Behold, now is a very acceptable time;
behold, now is the day of salvation
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Gospel
Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Jesus said to his disciples:
“Take care not to perform righteous deeds
in order that people may see them;
otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father.
When you give alms,
do not blow a trumpet before you,
as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets
to win the praise of others.
Amen, I say to you,
they have received their reward.
But when you give alms,
do not let your left hand know what your right is doing,
so that your almsgiving may be secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

“When you pray,
do not be like the hypocrites,
who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners
so that others may see them.
Amen, I say to you,
they have received their reward.
But when you pray, go to your inner room,
close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.
And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.

“When you fast,
do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.
They neglect their appearance,
so that they may appear to others to be fasting.
Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward.
But when you fast,
anoint your head and wash your face,
so that you may not appear to be fasting,
except to your Father who is hidden.
And your Father who sees what is hidden will repay you.

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Don’t give in to discouragement. If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about people’s opinions.  Be obedient to truth. For with humble obedience, you will never be disturbed.

— Bl. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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