Please pray for vocations to the Sisters of St. Mary, the Daughters of the King, the healing ministry, the Franciscan Community of the Holy Cross, the Beaver Cross Staff, the Diocesan staff and lay ministry.
Also He said to them, "Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? Mark 4:21 (NKJV)
Lord, let the light of your gospel shine forth through us to our communities.
Then He said to them, "Take heed what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given. Mark 4:24 (NKJV)
Holy Spirit, help us hear what you are saying to the churches.
And He said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come." Mark 4:26-29 (NKJV)
Father, scatter the seed of your gospel throughout my life and let there be an abundant harvest.
See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Ephesians 5:15-17 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help us understand and do your will.
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ephesians 5:20 (NKJV)
Father, thank you for the hard times as well as the good.
"Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, 'What are you making?' or shall your handiwork say, 'He has no hands'? Isaiah 45:9 (NKJV)
Father, please shape us into whatever you want us to be.
But Israel shall be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you shall not be ashamed or disgraced forever and ever. Isaiah 45:17 (NKJV)
LORD, come with your everlasting salvation to Israel.
An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes. Psalm 36:1 (NKJV)
Jesus, please help the leaders of the nations fear the consequences of their hardened hearts.
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. Psalm 36:7 (NKJV)
Jesus, I find shelter under the shadow of your wings.
A Word Received: Look to me when your strength fails.