“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12

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TODAY’S WORD…

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We pray continually that our God will make you worthy of His call,

and by His power fulfil all your desires for goodness

and complete all that you have been doing through faith;

because in this way the name of our Lord Jesus Christ

will be glorified in you and you in Him,

by the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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– 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 (JB)

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REFLECTION…

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Just like St. Paul prays for us Christians,

we too should pray continually

asking God to keep us true to our faith and calling.

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If those who have been baptised and have Christ in them

do not glorify Him through their way of life and their deeds,

then who will?

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Unfortunately,

although we may call ourselves Christian,

our attitudes and values can be anything but.

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Rather than spreading the Good News,

and love, joy and peace through faithfulness, kindness and generosity,

we very often do the exact opposite,

and by acting in such a manner we will be doing Jesus a disservice

and tarnishing His Holy Name.

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We need to pray!

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PRAYER…

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Lord,

be the beginning and end of all that I do and say.

Prompt my actions with Your grace,

and complete them with Your all-powerful help.

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Amen.

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– a liturgical prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Lord, please be the beginning and end of all that I do and say.

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