5 August 2013 – “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Psalm 31:1-5

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TODAY’S WORD…and PRAYER

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In You, O Lord, I seek refuge;
do not let me ever be put to shame;
in Your righteousness deliver me.
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Incline Your ear to me;
rescue me speedily.
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me.

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You are indeed my rock and my fortress;
for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me,
take me out of the net that is hidden for me,
for You are my refuge.
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Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

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– Psalm 31:1-5 (NRSV)

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QUOTE…

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“This is why, buoyed up by hope,

we raise our hearts to God Himself and have learned to pray

[in You, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame].

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I have placed my hope in You, O Lord:

may Your hand guide me now and at every moment,

for ever and ever.”

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– St. Josemaria Escriva.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.

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YEAR OF FAITH 2012-2013

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…

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Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmness in difficulties

and constancy in the pursuit of the good.

It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations

and to overcome obstacles in the moral life.

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The virtue of fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death,

and to face trials and persecutions.

It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defence of a just cause.

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“The Lord is my strength and my song.” (Ps 118:14)

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“In the world you have tribulation;

but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (Jn 16:33)

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[CCC 1808]

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