Lord God, Jesus, You are the Continuity in Change

My Daily Prayers and Readings for 01/21/2010

< >< My Daily Prayer >< >

Abba Father, Lord Jesus, help us; we say we believe but we do not live it, walk it. We try to do what only You can do, we focus on the splinter in others eyes rather than the plank in our eye. O for the sake of His sorrowful passion have mercy on us all. Help us to take hold of Jesus’ yoke. Remind us He is by our side.

The world under the sun is a decaying and corrupt one when we look through our eyes, but with eyes of faith we can see the beauty of Your creations and the good in everything and everyone. Help us to let go and hold nothing back from You. Help us to know and understand that our security rests in You alone and though we maybe at times feel we are on a tightrope and going to fall, this feeling only comes when we take our eyes off You and look down rather than up to You where we are headed.

O that You would continue to bless me and mine, helping us to feel touched Your presence able to walk One Walk in all things understanding You are the continuity in and ever changing world under the sun; You are the continuity in change.

In Jesus name I ask and pray, that You bless me and mine for fulfillment of Your will and that You create in me a clean heart, renew a right spirit within me, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

< >< Jesus Calling Daily Devotion >< >

January – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Today – I WANT YOU TO BE ALL MINE. I am weaning you from other dependencies. Your security rests in Me alone-not in other people, not in circumstances. Depending only on Me may feel like walking on a tightrope, but there is a safety net underneath: the everlasting arms. So don’t be afraid of falling. Instead, look ahead to Me. I am always before you, beckoning you on-one step at a time. Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, can separate you from My loving Presence.

DEUTERONOMY 33:27; ROMANS 8:39

< >< Today’s Mass Readings >< >

Reading I
1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7
When David and Saul approached
(on David’s return after slaying the Philistine),
women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul,
singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums.
The women played and sang:

“Saul has slain his thousands,
and David his ten thousands.”

Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought:
“They give David ten thousands, but only thousands to me.
All that remains for him is the kingship.”
And from that day on, Saul was jealous of David.

Saul discussed his intention of killing David
with his son Jonathan and with all his servants.
But Saul’s son Jonathan, who was very fond of David,
told him:
“My father Saul is trying to kill you.
Therefore, please be on your guard tomorrow morning;
get out of sight and remain in hiding.
I, however, will go out and stand beside my father
in the countryside where you are, and will speak to him about you.
If I learn anything, I will let you know.”

Jonathan then spoke well of David to his father Saul, saying to him:
“Let not your majesty sin against his servant David,
for he has committed no offense against you,
but has helped you very much by his deeds.
When he took his life in his hands and slew the Philistine,
and the LORD brought about a great victory
for all Israel through him,
you were glad to see it.
Why, then, should you become guilty of shedding innocent blood
by killing David without cause?”
Saul heeded Jonathan’s plea and swore,
“As the LORD lives, he shall not be killed.”
So Jonathan summoned David and repeated the whole conversation to him.
Jonathan then brought David to Saul, and David served him as before.

Responsorial Psalm
56:2-3, 9-10a, 10b-11, 12-13
R.  (5b)  In God I trust; I shall not fear.
Have mercy on me, O God, for men trample upon me;

all the day they press their attack against me.
My adversaries trample upon me all the day;
yes, many fight against me.
R.
In God I trust; I shall not fear.
My wanderings you have counted;
my tears are stored in your flask;
are they not recorded in your book?
Then do my enemies turn back,
when I call upon you.
R.
In God I trust; I shall not fear.
Now I know that God is with me.
In God, in whose promise I glory,
in God I trust without fear;
what can flesh do against me?
R.
In God I trust; I shall not fear.
I am bound, O God, by vows to you;
your thank offerings I will fulfill.
For you have rescued me from death,
my feet, too, from stumbling;
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

R.        In God I trust; I shall not fear.

Gospel
Mk 3:7-12
Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.
A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea.
Hearing what he was doing,
a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem,
from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan,
and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.
He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd,
so that they would not crush him.

He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases
were pressing upon him to touch him.
And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him
and shout, “You are the Son of God.”

He warned them sternly not to make him known.

< >< Today’s Video Reflection >< >

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He is generous even to exhaustion; and what is most wonderful is, that He gives Himself thus entirely, not once only, but every day, if we wish it. Every fresh Communion is a new gift which Jesus Christ makes of Himself. — St. Ignatius Loyola

< >< Daily Mass Readings Online Sources>< >

USCCB and EWTN

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Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition EWTN

For audio link to today’s readings click:

http://ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/10_01_21.mp3 Audio

For link to today’s video Reflection click:

http://www.usccb.org/video/reflections.shtml Video

< >< Other sources of inspiration on God’s Word >< >

EWTN

Today in the Word Devotional

Moody Radio Online

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BibleGateway.com Devotion Scriptures unless noted from New International Version

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