“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 18:19-20

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Truly I tell you,

if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask,

it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.

For where two or three are gathered in my name,

I am there among them.”

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– Matthew 18:19-20 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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When Christians meet together in the name of Christ for the purpose of prayer,

our Lord is present among them,

lovingly listening to their unanimous prayer.

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What can be more motivating than this

to encourage us as family, friends, community,

to get together in a simple and natural fashion

…and pray.

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Christ is also calling us

to put aside our disagreements and petty dissensions,

if and whenever these arise,

and to humbly agree to get together in prayer

and to petition Him, who is Love,

and who is in our midst

…and we will find peace.

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PRAYER…

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Lord,

how can I ignore what You tell me?

You are always so ready to guide me

yet I, who claim to believe in You,

am so indolent

and I so often disregard Your counsel.

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Lord, lead me into heartfelt prayer

with my loved ones;

with my family;

with my friends;

with the community,

and let me share in the glory in Your presence.

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Lord, remove my pride

and lead me to come to You in prayer

even with those who may have hurt me,

that we may allow You to heal us

and we can find peace.

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Amen.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord Jesus, remove my indolence and my pride,

and bring me to earnest prayer.

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YEAR OF FAITH 2012-2013

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…

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One enters into prayer as one enters into liturgy:

by the narrow gate of faith.

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Through the signs of His presence, it is the Face of the Lord that we seek and desire;

it is His Word that we want to hear and keep.

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[CCC 2656]

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