Saturday, January 3, 2009

Daily Prayer for Saturday January 3, 2009

"Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare your praise."

Opening Prayer:
All powerful Father, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to bring the new light of salvation to the world. May he enlighten us with his radiance, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Today's Readings
Daily Meditation:
See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 2

(John) saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. John 1

John recognizes Jesus, from the Light that descended from Heaven, and invites the disciples - and us - to recognize Jesus. He's the one who takes away our sins.

May we continue to welcome him, more deeply into our hearts this week. May we continue to celebrate the gift we havein Jesus, now, and where we need it.

Today's Daily Reflection
Let us glorify the Word of God who was revealed in the flesh, appeared to the angels, and was proclaimed to the nations. Let us faithfully acknowledge him: We adore you, only begotten Son of the Father.

Liberator of mankind, through the Virgin Mary you came to renew us, through her intercession keep us from our old ways.

You made your uncreated justice radiate from heaven to earth, direct our days and our nights in the brightness of the Sun.

Son of God, you have shown us the Father’s love, help us to show him to one another by our love.

You chose to dwell with us, make us worthy of your companionship.

Closing Prayer:
Lord of Light, how many times do I walk by youand not see you?

You have come onto this earth to live in my life and embrace the humanity of us all. I ask that you give me the light to see you and to recognize your presence in others. Take away my sins: my sins of blindness and ignorance and of indifference.

Help me to share in your great and compassionate heart and the loving vision with which you see each one of us.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

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