Saturday of the Twenty-Third Week in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 10: 14-22
Gospel Reading
Luke 6: 43-49

Opening Prayer

Jesus, builder and gardener, help me to receive and count on Your strength today. You are my foundation, despite my foolish attempts to depend only on my own resources, insights and hard work. Prune what needs to be refined that I might blossom and bear the fruit You intend and expect. Be my deep foundation that I am not washed away quickly in floods of superficial enthusiasm or torrents of self-serving attitudes and behaviors. Teach me today to drink only from Your cup of life. Purify me from worshiping idols of my own making or defying my own needs. You are the one bread of life who connects and nourishes. Rescue my drifting heart. Plant Yourself deeply in the garden of my soul. May Your body and blood be the nourishment at the table of my life.

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