Readings of the Day: Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Praise the LORD. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.

Readings of the Day: Thursday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Reading for the Day
2 Corinthians 11:1-11

  • 1 I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!
  • 2 I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.
  • 3 But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
  • 4 For if some one comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough.
  • 5 I think that I am not in the least inferior to these superlative apostles.
  • 6 Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not in knowledge; in every way we have made this plain to you in all things.
    7 Did I commit a sin in abasing myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God's gospel without cost to you?
  • 8 I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you.
  • 9 And when I was with you and was in want, I did not burden any one, for my needs were supplied by the brethren who came from Macedo'nia. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way.
  • 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, this boast of mine shall not be silenced in the regions of Acha'ia.
  • 11 And why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

 

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 111:1-4, 7-8

Response: Your works, O Lord, are justice and truth.

  • 1 Praise the LORD. I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation.
  • 2 Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who have pleasure in them. R
  • 3 Full of honor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures for ever.
  • 4 He has caused his wonderful works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful. R
  • 7 The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy,
  • 8 they are established for ever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. R

 

Gospel for the Day
Matthew 6:7-15

  • 7 "And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words.
  • 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
  • 9 Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
  • 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
  • 11 Give us this day our daily bread;
  • 12 And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors;
  • 13 And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.
  • 14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you;
  • 15 but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
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