Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Readings
First Scripture Reading
Revelation 1: 1-4, 2: 1-5
Gospel Reading
Luke 18: 35-43

Opening Prayer

Light of the World, I love you walking gently yet boldly with the 7 stars and 7 lamps. You are searching for authenticity and discerning falsehood. Be merciful as you look at the duplicity and blindness of my heart. I’m such a stranger mixture of light and darkness – more like confusing shadows. I’ve heard your message, Jesus, and yet I still wander in groping disbelief. Like the blind man of Jericho, I want to see. Be my light. Heal the blindness which limits and cripples me in the way I look at others and look for you! Your 7 lights speak of wholeness and completion. Light the depths of my darkness and make me whole. I want to touch the star in your hand, but I’m afraid it will burn me!

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