Fourth Week of Ordinary Time

Readings
First Scripture Reading
1 Kings 2: 1-4, 10-12
Gospel Reading
Mark 6: 7-13

Opening Prayer

Faithful God, You fulfill Your promises. Solomon succeeds David to build the future of Your people. You believe in us and through us will create Your future. Like the disciples of Jesus, You send us forth with a message of peace and reconciliation. You give us your miraculous power and saving presence to transform our world. Teach us to live and walk without the baggage that weighs us and others down. Free us from distorting expectations, projections and judgments which complicate our journey and relationships, and prevent the full building of Your Reign. As we celebrate the feast of St. Blase, bless our throats amidst so much flu and contagious colds!

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