Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

First Scripture Reading
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11
Gospel Reading
Luke 9: 18-22

Opening Prayer

Eternal God, beyond time and hectic pace of our existence, it is so comforting to know that You ordered the cycle of life. Everything has its place and time in the rhythm of life. Teach me to value all the moments, moods, and movements of my life journey, knowing that You are walking with me and Your Wisdom is guiding it all. In trying and confusing moments of darkness and disorder, help me to go into seclusion with Jesus. Calm me enough to let him look me in the eye as He asks me who do I think He is. Help me to acknowledge Him as the presence of the Eternal God revealing the strange and wonderful way of salvation.

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