Daily Prayer Break: Thursday, June 4, 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 in, invite God in — His love, His goodness and all the gifts He has given you this day. As you breathe out, allow your stress, struggles, worries, anxieties and all things not rooted in God’s love to leave your body with each breath. (Repeat as needed)

Read:

Our Gospel today: MK 12:28-34

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he. And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Reflect:

  • What is God speaking to me about through this Gospel?
  • How am I living God’s commandment to love?

Final prayer:

Lord my God, help me love like 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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One Comment on “Daily Prayer Break: Thursday, June 4, 2015

  1. Thank you for the daily prayer. I am praising God for leading my son out of 20 years of alcoholism. As of today he is just over 13 months clean and sober. I am asking prayers for continued soberity. Today he is applying for a job that could lead into a career. He wants to be a peer counselor and help others to find their way out of this addiction. Please pray that if it is God’s will he will get this job or be lead to the path God has chosen for him. Thank you

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