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Daily Reading and Prayer

October 2022

Oct 6

October 6, 2022

Lk 11:5-13   Jesus emphasizes through story and sayings the importance of persistence in prayer. God will always respond, though not always in the ways expected. God is not cruel. God loves his people and wants only what is best for them.   I am grateful to be able to see, most of the time, that your answer to my prayer may not be what...
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Oct 5

October 5, 2022

Lk 11:1-4   The disciples recognize the importance of relationship with God, developed and nurtured through prayer. John taught his followers to pray so Jesus’ disciples ask the same of him. Though a shorter version than in Matthew’s Gospel, the structure and content of the Lord’s Prayer are basically the same. All glory...
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Oct 4

October 4, 2022

Lk 10:38-42 The story of Martha and Mary teaches us that we must listen to, reflect on God’s word and act accordingly by loving and caring for others. The behavior of the sisters is not about conflict. It is about the two ways that make up the whole.  Help me to stop, breathe, pray and reflect when I feel anxiety taking over. With...
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Oct 3

October 3, 2022

Lk 10:25-37 The scribe knows the law, but does he understand that love is greater than, at the heart of God’s law? Jesus teaches the scribe using a story about love triumphing over both ritual impurity and human barriers.  I know that I have passed by people in need. “It’s not a good time.” “What if the person...
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Oct 2

October 2, 2022

Lk 17:5-10 The apostles ask Jesus to increase their faith. Though in and of itself a worthy request, it shows that they do not understand the nature of the gift of faith. Jesus uses the image of the mustard seed. This tiny seed by its God-given nature has extraordinary potential.  I am so thankful for the faith you have given me and know...
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Oct 1

October 1, 2022

Lk 10:17-24 The 72 disciples return, amazed by all that they have done in Jesus’ name. Jesus tells them to remember that what they do is not about human ability or accomplishment but divine glory. Jesus turns to his Father, praising God for the success of the mission. I pray to be humble and childlike, open to your call and willing to...
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A spiritual reflection on the daily readings that help cultivate a pattern of daily prayer and a deepening relationship with God


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