Thursday 12th Ord I


A Pilgrim's Daily Prayer

Called through the Word to the everlasting journey in the Spirit

from nothingness to union with the One who is the Beginning and the End

 Carel Fabritius: Hagar and the Angel
Residenzgalerie, Salzburg, c. 1643-45

 

Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time:              God Present to Us

Readings for Mass

First Reading: Genesis 16:1-12, 15-16
Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 106:1-2, 3-4, 4-5
Gospel: Matthew 7:21-29


“The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness (NRSV, Gen 16:7a).

Let us pray.

                                                                                  

Father, in our apparently worst moments you are always with us to empower us through the Word with your life in the Holy Spirit. I say “apparently worse moments” because every moment is the saving moment. You, Father, through the Word, now made flesh in our Lord Jesus, are always with us at every moment from that first moment in the womb. Even when we reject you and turn away from you in sin, you are always God-with-us calling us to repentance and new life. In fact, Father, your constant presence to us is one of the defining elements of human existence.

Father, you succored Hagar in the desert in her moment of need and called her to a destiny, far beyond even being the mother of a great nation. May I, in this moment accept the succor that you offer me that I may grow in your life which you always offer to every human being in every time and every place.

Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

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