Fourth Week in Ordinary Time

Readings
First Scripture Reading
1 Kings 3: 4-13
Gospel Reading
Mark 6: 30-34

Opening Prayer

Compassionate God, You were delighted for the one wish Solomon asked for: an understanding heart. Teach us the wisdom to discern our selfish needs and unjust expectations from what will most serve your reign and give depth and richness to the human experience. Teach us to be like Jesus. People kept coming after him, but he took your friends and messengers to an out-of-the-way place to rest, reflect and be refreshed. We need to listen in order to be for others. Teach us to take the time and find place to rest, reflect and be refreshed. Our lives are so busy. Expectations from within and without scream at us and drain our energy. InSpirit us with wisdom and balance that our hearts will always understand, and respond to you in the needs and expectations of your people!

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