Malachi 3:13 – 20 “’You have said harsh things about me, says Yahweh. And yet you say, “What have we said against you?” You have said, “It is useless to serve God; what is the good of keeping his commands or of walking mournfully before Yahweh Sabaoth? In fact, we now call the proud the happy ones; the evil-doers are the ones who prosper; they put God to the test, yet come to no harm!”‘ Then those who feared Yahweh talked to one another about this, and Yahweh took note and listened; and a book of remembrance was written in his presence recording those who feared him and kept his name in mind. ‘On the day when I act, says Yahweh Sabaoth, they will be my most prized possession, and I shall spare them in the way a man spares the son who serves him. Then once again you will see the difference between the upright person and the wicked one, between the one who serves God and the one who does not serve him. ‘For look, the Day is coming, glowing like a furnace. All the proud and all the evil-doers will be the stubble, and the Day, when it comes, will set them ablaze, says Yahweh Sabaoth, leaving them neither root nor branch. But for you who fear my name, the Sun of justice will rise with healing in his rays, and you will come out leaping like calves from the stall,”
Dearest beloved Lord Jesus Christ, Abba Father God, and Holy Spirit, thank You for healing us layer by layer, much like onions. Lord God of Hosts, thank You for the gift of herbs and food, and all things that nourish our bodies and help us fight diseases, but more importantly, thank You for nourishing and healing our spirits and entire being with Your Word and Sacraments.
Psalm 1:1 – 6 “How blessed is anyone who rejects the advice of the wicked and does not take a stand in the path that sinners tread, nor a seat in company with cynics, but who delights in the law of Yahweh and murmurs his law day and night. Such a one is like a tree planted near streams; it bears fruit in season and its leaves never wither, and every project succeeds. How different the wicked, how different! Just like chaff blown around by the wind the wicked will not stand firm at the Judgement nor sinners in the gathering of the upright. For Yahweh watches over the path of the upright, but the path of the wicked is doomed.”
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, Abba Father God, and Holy Spirit, thank You Lord God of Hosts, for watching over our paths and guiding us safely, for guiding Your Church through the ages in Your love and grace.
John 14:6 “Jesus said: I am the Way; I am Truth and Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”
Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ, Abba Father God, and Holy Spirit, for giving us the grace to encounter You, to be with You, whilst still living on this earth. Lord Jesus, I’m willing to give my all to You, just as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Your Mother said her yes to the Father. However, I know I will still continue to fall at times, yet I know that Your Holy Spirit will sustain me and help me to make the change with You. Lord, help me to have the same zeal and compassion as Your holy Apostles.
Luke 11:5 – 13 “He also said to them, ‘Suppose one of you has a friend and goes to him in the middle of the night to say, “My friend, lend me three loaves, because a friend of mine on his travels has just arrived at my house and I have nothing to offer him;” and the man answers from inside the house, “Do not bother me. The door is bolted now, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot get up to give it to you.” I tell you, if the man does not get up and give it to him for friendship’s sake, persistence will make him get up and give his friend all he wants. ‘So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; everyone who searches finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened. What father among you, if his son asked for a fish, would hand him a snake? Or if he asked for an egg, hand him a scorpion? If you then, evil as you are, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!’”
Lord Jesus Christ, Abba Father God, and Holy Spirit, I seek to be in deeper communion with You, so that I can love You and love my neighbours the same way as You teach us. Lord, please grant me the grace and also to be filled more with the Holy Spirit, to be cleansed of my sinfulness and to live my life fully for Christ and the Gospel, to build the kingdom of God with love.
Lord Jesus Christ, Abba Father God, and Holy Spirit, please continue to sustain the Church throughout the world in unity with Pope Francis and all the other Bishops, Priests and Deacons, and Religious Orders, families and communities within the Church. Lord, grant us more vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. Lord, continue to bless us in the work of Evangelisation, New Evangelisation, and Ecumenism.
Lord Jesus Christ, Abba Father God, and Holy Spirit, thank You for Your love for us all, continue to save all humanity from our sins and from division and death.
Lord, please grant eternal rest to all the souls in purgatory, that they may enter into Your rest in the company of Your Saints and holy Angels.
Dear Mother Mary, all the Saints and holy Angels of God, please pray for us to the Lord our God. Amen.
Abba Father, God almighty, we offer up to You the prayer Your Son our Lord Jesus Christ gave us,
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.