Daily Prayer Break: Thursday, May 26, 2016 (Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest)

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 10:46-52

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging. On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.” Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.” He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus. Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.” Jesus told him, ‘Go your way; your faith has saved you.” Immediately he received his sight and followed him on the way.

Reflect:

  • What is God speaking to me about through this Gospel?
  • Do I call out to God in my times of need?

Final prayer:

Lord my God, thank You for opening my eyes to see You. Saint Philip, pray for us.

-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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