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Posts Tagged ‘Gospel according to Luke’


 

 

Prayer: For Courage to Serve

God of our hopes and our dreams, you have planted the hunger for glad tidings within us. Make your joy more complete as we participate in proclaiming this Good News; the blind will see the prisoner will be released. Give us the courage to reach out to the incarcerated and bring into reality this promise of freedom. Help ...
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A Prayer for Family Life

Heavenly Father, we ask you to keep us from taking the ordinary so much for granted. Help us be patient with each other. Help us appreciate all people and see anew the mystery of godliness within them. Give us the humility to ask for the forgiveness we need and the generosity to offer our own forgiveness to others ...
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Hear the Word! By Bill Ayres: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

A reading from the Book of the First Book of Samuel (Chapter 3:20-22, 24-28)   This is a heart-warming and heartbreaking story, especially for those of us who are parents. Many of us have prayed for a child as Hannah did and were overjoyed when that child was born. I suspect that ...
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Fourth Week of Advent: Accept the Invitation

God, open our hearts to the invitation and challenges placed before us in the Gospel. May our anticipation of the celebration of Christmas encourage us in our work for justice in the world. We ask these things in Jesus' name. Amen.   Adapted from Advent Awakenings, Year C: Say Yes to God, published by RENEW International
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Hear the Word! by Bill Ayres: Fourth Sunday of Advent

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Micah (Chapter 5:1-4a)   The prophet Micah lived some 700 years before Jesus at a time when Israel was overtaken by the Assyrians. Micah offers a hopeful promise for a messiah: “He shall stand firm and shepherd his flock by the strength of the Lord, ...
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The God of Hope Comes Even in the Darkness

The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the ...
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