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having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

November 16, 2013

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 11/16/2013

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and  perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

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Abba Father give me eyes of faith for my one walk in and with You today. As a channel of Your peace and love in all eyes of faith w Bannersituations with all people. An example of Your presence within me. Create a pure heart within, and renew a steadfast spirit. 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 through the Spirit, in the name of Jesus for me and mine in fulfillment of Your will. Staying alert to always praying 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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The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. As he touches Christ and is won over to belief, every doubt is cast aside and our faith is strengthened. “My Lord and My God.”

February 2, 2010

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 02/02/2010

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

My mind is battling with itself, knowing the truth the war has been decided, it is the everyday problems and relationships challenge me to die to myself more and more, faster, quicker, immediately. As I walk and interact under the sun having chosen to walk and seek only One Walk with Jesus I feel the war is over, I know I eventually let go of myself and die to whatever it is the keeps me from reflecting the image of Christ Jesus that lives within me; to this end I pray I am right and the war has been decided, it is just the daily battles that go on, keeping me from reflecting His image at work within me that I feel troubling.

Then I read today’s reading and I gain confidence that in the Holy Spirit, like the refiner’s fire, or like the fuller’s lye. He is refining and purifying me like silver and gold. And part of this process is my dying and forgetting; RENEWING my mind in and with Jesus!

As spoken in today’s devotion, I must continually be training, training my mind to stay in the moment – not looking back or forward to what happened or may happen, but presence focused with eyes of faith in all my surroundings and in all situations, proving to myself that I am here listening, by seeking His face in every moment.

Help me Jesus!

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 RENEWING YOUR MIND. When your thoughts flow freely, they tend to move toward problems. Your focus gets snagged on a given problem, circling round and round it in attempts to gain mastery. Your energy is drained away from other matters through this negative focus. Worst of all, you lose sight of Me.

A renewed mind is Presence-focused. Train your mind to seek Me in every moment, every situation. Sometimes you can find Me in your surroundings: a lilting birdsong, a loved one’s smile, golden sunlight. At other times, you must draw inward to find Me. I am always present in your spirit. Seek My Face, speak to Me, and I will light up your mind.

ROMANS 12:2; PSALM 105:4

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Reading I
Mal 3:1-4
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.

Responsorial Psalm
24:7, 8, 9, 10
R.  (8) Who is this king of glory?  It is the Lord!
Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
reach up, you ancient portals,
that the king of glory may come in!
R.        Who is this king of glory?  It is the Lord!
Who is this king of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle.
R.        Who is this king of glory?  It is the Lord!
Lift up, O gates, your lintels;
reach up, you ancient portals,
that the king of glory may come in!
R.        Who is this king of glory?  It is the Lord!
Who is this king of glory?
The Lord of hosts; he is the king of glory.
R.        Who is this king of glory?  It is the Lord!

Reading II
Heb 2:14-18
Since the children share in blood and flesh,
Jesus likewise shared in them,
that through death he might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the Devil,
and free those who through fear of death
had been subject to slavery all their life.
Surely he did not help angels
but rather the descendants of Abraham;
therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters
in every way,

that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God
to expiate the sins of the people.
Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,
he is able to help those who are being tested.

Gospel
Lk 2:22-40
When the days were completed for their purification
according to the law of Moses,
Mary and Joseph took Jesus up to Jerusalem
to present him to the Lord,
just as it is written in the law of the Lord,
Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,
and to offer the sacrifice of
a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,
in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.

Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon.
This man was righteous and devout,
awaiting the consolation of Israel,
and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit
that he should not see death
before he had seen the Christ of the Lord.
He came in the Spirit into the temple;
and when the parents brought in the child Jesus
to perform the custom of the law in regard to him,
he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go
in peace, according to your word,
for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in the sight of all the peoples:
a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
and glory for your people Israel.

The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him;
and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother,
“Behold, this child is destined
for the fall and rise of many in Israel,
and to be a sign that will be contradicted
‘and you yourself a sword will pierce’
so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”
There was also a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.

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The disbelief of Thomas has done more for our faith than the faith of the other disciples. As he touches Christ and is won over to belief, every doubt is cast aside and our faith is strengthened. “My Lord and My God.” — Pope St. Gregory the Great

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What are you afraid of? “Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”

January 6, 2010

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 01/06/2010

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Abba Father, blessed be my Lord Jesus, whom through I learn to come to You, to know and understand You in the Spirit, as one Lord God the Abba Father, the Christ Son and the Holy Spirit. To set me free from myself and the hand of others walking under the sun, rather than in and with the Son, free to worship You without fear, free to walk  righteously in Your sight all the days of my life.

Renew my strength; grant me a mind controlled by the Spirit full of faith, hope and love. Let me soar wings like eagles, run and not be weary, walk and not faint One Walk with Jesus with Jesus by my side in all things to honor and praise You always praying that Your light and work within me will be visible by others; always asking that You guide and direct my work for Your good and the good of others.

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, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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January – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Today – I AM ABLE to do far beyond all that you ask or imagine. Come to Me with positive expectations, knowing that there is no limit to what I can accomplish. Ask My Spirit to control your mind, so that you can think great thoughts of Me. Do not be discouraged by the fact that many of your prayers are yet unanswered. Time is a trainer, teaching you to wait upon Me, to trust Me in the dark. The more extreme your circumstances, the more likely you are to see My Power and Glory at work in the situation. Instead of letting difficulties draw you into worrying, try to view them as setting the scene for My glorious intervention. Keep your eyes and your mind wide open to all that I am doing in your life.

EPHESIANS 3:20-21; ROMANS 8:6; ISAIAH 40:30-31(NKJV); REVELATION 5:13

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Reading I
1 Jn 4:11-18
Beloved, if God so loved us,
we also must love one another.
No one has ever seen God.
Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us,
and his love is brought to perfection in us.

This is how we know that we remain in him and he in us,
that he has given us of his Spirit.
Moreover, we have seen and testify
that the Father sent his Son as savior of the world.
Whoever acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God,
God remains in him and he in God.
We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us.

God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him.
In this is love brought to perfection among us,
that we have confidence on the day of judgment
because as he is, so are we in this world.
There is no fear in love,
but perfect love drives out fear
because fear has to do with punishment,
and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.

Responsorial Psalm
72:1-2, 10, 12-13
R.  (see 11)  Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king’s son;
He shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment.
R.        Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
The kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
R.        Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save.
R.        Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Gospel
Mk 6:45-52
After the five thousand had eaten and were satisfied,
Jesus made his disciples get into the boat
and precede him to the other side toward Bethsaida,
while he dismissed the crowd.
And when he had taken leave of them,
he went off to the mountain to pray.
When it was evening,
the boat was far out on the sea and he was alone on shore.
Then he saw that they were tossed about while rowing,
for the wind was against them.
About the fourth watch of the night,
he came toward them walking on the sea.
He meant to pass by them.
But when they saw him walking on the sea,
they thought it was a ghost and cried out.
They had all seen him and were terrified.
But at once he spoke with them,
“Take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!”
He got into the boat with them and the wind died down.
They were completely astounded.
They had not understood the incident of the loaves.

On the contrary, their hearts were hardened.

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We must often draw the comparison between time and eternity. This is the remedy of all our troubles. How small will the present moment appear when we enter that great ocean. — St. Elizebeth Ann Seton

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My Daily Prayers

January 5, 2010

Dear Lord God whether I get anything else done today, I want to make sure I spend time loving You and loving other people in Your name Jesus; growing in You as You grow in me because that is what life as Your disciple is all about.
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Dear Lord God,
make me an channel of Your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me bring Your love;
Where there is injury, Your pardon love; and
Where there is doubt, Your faith in You;
Where there is a despaired life, let me bring hope;
Where there is darkness, only light; and
Where there is sadness, ever joy.
O, Divine Master,
grant that I may never seek so much
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love with all my soul;
Make me an channel of Your peace.
it is in pardoning that we are pardon love;
it is in giving of ourselves that we receive;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
-Giving heart

Oh most glorious and powerful God. I acknowledge and confess my sins; the weak and imperfect way I have handled the gifts and blessings You have given me. I have been a poor steward. Oh God who art rich in mercy and plenteous in redemption mark not I beseech Thee, what I have done amiss, cover my sins with the absolute obedience of Thy Dear Son and my Savior, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ offered upon the Cross for me.
-On my knees, face down, I confess my sins
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever.
-Hands lifted in praise Romans 11:36

In everything I give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
-Eyes of faith 1 Thessalonians 5:18

But by the grace of God, I am what I am and His grace toward me is not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me.
-Thankful for God’s grace 1 Corinthians 15:10

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
-Focused minds and petition Matthew 6:33-34

If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink
-Life’s source of source John 7:37

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
-Legs of affirmation Ephesians 6:14-18