Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading
Ephesians 1: 11-14
Gospel Reading
Luke 12: 1-7

Opening Prayer

By Your invitation and divine initiative, we are pregnant with Your kingdom of promise, God of Life. The seeds of Your glory have been implanted within us. You have sealed us with Your Spirit, so that the fullness of Your life, dreams, and reign may explode from within us and blossom in fulfillment. You are all in all. Abort any darkness which is demonic yeast within the womb of our existence. Let us not miscarry Your birthing reign by our pettiness, greed, abuse, violence, and selfishness. Enable us to appreciate and embrace the worthiness and glory with which You have gifted and impregnated us. Like Teresa, I thirst for You — help me to suck wholeheartedly from the breasts of Your mercy, that You might quench my thirst–the unquenchable desire of my heart for You!

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