October 17, 2010, 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
"As long as Moses kept his hands raised up, Israel had the better of the fight." (Exodus 17)
2 Timothy 3:14-42
Gospel of Luke 18:1-8 (Readings Here)
REFLECTION: The Sunday readings mesh almost perfectly. This is one of those times when the three readings most clearly spell out the theme of the day: perseverance in prayer. These readings tell us two important things: that our prayers will be heard and how they will be heard.
PRAYER: Lord our God, on You we live and move and have our being. Teach us how to live fully in your great and bountiful presence, which answers all our needs and fills us with peace beyond all understanding. Amen.
Monday: What is your favorite form of prayer? Why do you prefer it?
Tuesday: Make prayer especially this week to be part of your family activity. Emphasize the prayer times in your family life.
Wednesday: Pray the Rosary with the family today. Pray for world peace.
Thursday: Do some spiritual reading today on prayer.
Friday: A form of prayer is prayer in action, praying as we work or perform our duties. Offer an activity to God today in prayer.
Saturday:Take time today to pray for the poor and the needy.
PRAYER: Lord our God, give us the strength to persevere in prayer. Like Moses and the widow in the Gospel, may we never lose heart. Fill us with faith and trust. Amen.
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