Daily Prayer Break: Saturday, June 6, 2015

We invite you to take 3 minutes in prayer with us. Pause, Read, Reflect… 

Pause:

Take a moment to center yourself. Focus on your breath. As you breathe, call to mind the challenges of the past week — great or small. Think of the ones you overcame. Recognize God’s hand in the everyday.

Read:

Our Gospel today: MK 12:38-44

In the course of his teaching Jesus said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to go around in long robes and accept greetings in the marketplaces, seats of honor in synagogues, and places of honor at banquets. They devour the houses of widows and, as a pretext, recite lengthy prayers. They will receive a very severe condemnation.” He sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents. Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.”

Reflect:

  • What is God speaking to me about through this Gospel?
  • Do I give of my self, be it time, talent or treasure, in excess of what I have been given?

Final prayer:

Lord my God, teach me to be a faithful steward and to give my all for You

-Amen.

Even online, we are a community — a family — united through prayer. Thank you for taking this time to pray with us. Feel free to share your prayer requests, thoughts, insights and joyful thanksgivings with us by commenting on this post. Together, we support each other on our journey.

 

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