DAILY PRAYER

Lord Jesus enlighten us to question traditions

Lord Jesus enlighten us to question traditions and values which are against human dignity and humanity as you did when you and your disciples plucked the heads of grain on the Sabbath and confronted the Pharisees. Amen.

January 21,2020

Daily Reading

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Readings of the day: Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

The LORD said to Samuel, "How long will you grieve over Saul, seeing I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided for myself a king among his sons."

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Readings of the day: Monday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

I do not reprove you for your sacrifices; your burnt offerings are continually before me.

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Readings of the day: Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Daily Reflection

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Lord Jesus, we pray that our lives may be governed by love always

The true spirit behind the Sabbath was to continue doing that which is good for others. In the Gospel, Jesus invites us to return to the true inner spirit behind all of our spiritual practices and not get stuck with outward practices.

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Lord, may I rejoice in Your presence

We too need to remember that Jesus is with us and not to get caught up in a lot of negative thinking or unhelpful forms of spirituality.

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Lord, transform my heart and mind

God’s plans far surpass anything that we can dream or imagine. The redemption of Israel was not enough for God — he planned to send the Suffering Servant to redeem the nations too.

Saint of the Day

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St. Agnes

On Jan. 21, the Roman Catholic Church honors the virgin and martyr St. Agnes, who suffered death for her consecration to Christ.

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St. Sebastian

Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and became an officer of the imperial Roman army, and Captain of the Guard. He was a favorite of Emperor Diocletian.

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Saint Fabian

Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope.

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