Tenth Week of Ordinary Time

Readings
First Scripture Reading
1 Kings 19: 9a, 11-16
Gospel Reading
Matthew 5: 27-32

Opening Prayer

Thunderous God of mountains, we often seek you in the turbulent activities of our lives. Like Elijah we look for you in the hectic winds, upheavals, earthquakes, and fire storms of life. But You ask us to be still in the silent cave of our hearts, that we can hear you whisper. Calm us, Holy God! Give us the internal silence to listen to You among all the shouts and screams within and around us. Gentle our spirits that we can be still and know that You are God. In Jesus, we hear Your law heightened and tightened. Help us not only to purify our actions, but also our thoughts, motives and judgments. Purify us, God of silence, that we can hear and be present to You.

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