Daily Prayer Break: Monday, May 30, 2016

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 12:1-12

Jesus began to speak to the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey. At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully. He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed. He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this Scripture passage: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?” They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they left him and went away.

Reflect:

  • What is God speaking to me about through this Gospel?
  • In what ways am I rejecting those sent by God? Hoe can I change?
  • In what ways am I accepting God, and everyone He sends? How can I do this more?

Final prayer:

Lord my God, help me accept you fully and in all ways.

-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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