Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading
Isaiah 10: 5-7, 13b-16
Gospel Reading
Matthew 11: 25-27

Opening Prayer

You are the mighty God of the Universe. Your power far exceeds the mightiest and most destructive powers we have ever experienced. You hold the whole world in Your hands like a spinning globe. You will use Your power to level the mighty and destructive, and raise up the lowly and victims of violence. We like to be high and mighty, Great God. Humble us to know and believe that You work best with the humble ones who still have childlike wonder and innocence. Purge the cynicism of our hearts. You give us everything, Lord, because You love us. Your self-revelation is everything and changes everything. Make us instruments of your innocence and peace. Thank you!

St. Therese, we are aware that in 1858, your parents, Zelie Guerin and Louis Martin, were married this day.  They had both pursued other vocations as a Nun and Priest, but God called them together into the holy vocation of marriage – and they produced a holy and wonderful family.   Help us to reverence marriage as a reflection and sacrament of God’s covenant and faithfulness to us.  As parents, help us instill a great spirituality of the holiness of all life into our children.

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