For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading serves as a gentle reminder that I need to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. No matter what I do, I need to ask myself if my actions and reactions contribute to the positive spin of the earth. What is my intention and do I work for You? Am I brave enough to stand in Your Word and do Good without hesitation or reservation? Will I choose to do Good things or will I just wait for someone else to do it? Father, I am ready, I am willing and I am certainly able to do the mission that You have purposed me to do. I know that I was created on purpose by You and there is no mistake about my origin, my birth or my path. I am here to serve You for the long haul. Sometimes my problem is that I concentrate on my needs and forget about You. When my focus is on You instead of me, then all of my needs are met, which enables me to concentrate more fully on the mission You purposed me to do. I am one of Your laborers and I know You have my back. Thank You Father for this enLightening awareness and reminder.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of Him, two by two, into every town and place where He Himself was about to come.
2 And He said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road.
5 Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!'
6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house.
8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
9 heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
10 But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say,
11 Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet, we wipe off against you; nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.'
12 I tell you, it shall be more tolerable on that day for Sodom than for that town."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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