Wednesday 5th Week 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
Paolo Uccello: The Creation of Man
Chiostro Verde, Santa Maria Novella, Florence, 1439-40
Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time: Then the Lord God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.
Readings for Mass
Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being (NRSV, Gen 2:7).
Let us pray,
Father, as you formed Adam out of the clay of the earth and breathed your divine life into him, so for each one of us, you send your Word to meet us in our mother’s womb when that life, always human, has developed enough physically to respond, in the power of your Spirit, to the same gift of divine life that you have shared with all of us from the time of our first parents.
May we always respond to that gift given anew in each successive moment of our lives and grow continually in the life of your Spirit.
When we turn away from you in sin, may we like the prodigal son return to you that we may receive once again the gift of your life always freely given without demand for recompense.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
EIGHTH WEEK I
NINTH WEEK I
TENTH WEEK I
TWENTIETH WEEK I
THIRTIETH WEEK I
FOURTH SUNDAY A
FOURTH SUNDAY B
FOURTH SUNDAY C
FIFTH SUNDAY A
FIFTH SUNDAY B