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“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”

March 5, 2014

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 03/05/2014

Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have  food to  eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have  brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who  sent me and to finish his  work.”

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Ash Wednesday w one-walk-bracleetAbba Father, so tune my heart and will to Yours that all else fades. Draw me out of my comfort zone and into the places where You are at work to draw people to Yourself. Energize me through Your Spirit.1 Through the Holy Spirit within me keep my heart pure, and my spirit steadfast for my one walk in and with You today. Free of judgement and full of forgiveness and love. Strong in You and Your almighty power. (r or l)  Remembering that if I get nothing else done this day, let me spend it loving You and others first, as You love me. Praying without ceasing for those You place in my path. Asking that whenever I speak, words may be given to me, so that I will fearlessly make known the truth in the mystery of the gospel – one walk. In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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Ash Wednesday

February 17, 2010
ASH WEDNESDAY

” Dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.”
Gn. 3:19

Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God. (Joel 2:13)


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Ash Wednesday is a day of both fasting and abstinence.

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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