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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Fourth Sunday of Lent

Note: We can pray with the Sunday readings even if Sunday liturgies have been suspended due to the coronavirus. Bill Ayres continues to offer his reflections to help our prayer. A reading from the First book of Samuel (Chapter 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a)   Saul was the king of Israel, but he had fallen out of ...
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Prayer: A Boost for Our Journey

Loving God, open our eyes to our need to hear that we are your beloved daughters and sons. May we become conscious that you are the God who cares for us, the God interested in our well-being, and that you walk with us always giving us the inspiration to make the right decisions in our lives. We ...
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Prayer: Fourth Sunday of Advent

All-powerful God, Your eternal Word took flesh when the Virgin Mary placed her life at your service. Lift our minds and hearts in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces the coming of Jesus in glory. May we be open to the Holy Spirit as Mary was, that we too may make Christ present to ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Amos (Chapter 6:1a, 4-7)   Amos is condemning the rich and powerful in the Northern Kingdom of Israel just before they are invaded by the Babylonians and sent into exile, roughly 800 years before the birth of Jesus. Amos blames the elite for their uncaring and unjust ...
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Prayer: For All Families

God of radiant light, you spoke to Moses through the burning bush. You led the people through the desert by a pillar of fire. And you sent the purifying fire of your Spirit to renew and transform the earth. Strengthen our families as we face the seductions of this world. In these days of fulfillment, purify ...
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“Hear the Word!” by Bill Ayres: Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

A reading from the book of Wisdom (Chapter 18:6-9)   This reading is from the Book of Wisdom, so what is the wisdom offered here? Perhaps it is faithfulness to God’s promises in the face of challenges and persecutions over a long period of time. That was certainly true for the ancient Israelites, ...
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