Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading
3 John 5-8
Gospel Reading
Luke 18: 1-8

Opening Prayer

Generous God, I don’t want to nag You! I’m sorry that I lose faith in prayer. I’m uncomfortable with my powerlessness in many situations. When You don’t immediately do want I want, I try to figure out how to get it myself or deal with disappointment. I’m sorry that I lose faith in You. Give me Your courageous Spirit of persistence. Help me to trust in You, knowing that You are responsive and will do what is best. In the power of Your Name, help me to treat strangers and those I don’t understand with the same openness and responsiveness You embrace us. You moved to your new home in Lisieux in 1877, after your Mom died, Therese. Your dad wanted to closer to his relatives and family members. You must have been both scared and excited. As we make moves and try new adventures help us to trust the experience of each day, as you did. Teach us to live with trust in God’s providence.

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