Pray with today's Gospel.

Shelter me - A New Hymn from Fr. Michael Joncas for the Covid-19 Crisis

A suggestion for daily prayer time.

Find yourself a quiet room where you can be undisturbed for a few minutes.
In quiet prayer you open youself to the Holy Spirit and invite his presence.

Maybe light a candle if you have one, to signify Gods presence.
Read – or sing- or listen to this hymn,

 

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord (Michael Doyle)

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place
So I may see your glory
The beauty of your face.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place
We bow down before your throne
In this holy place.

One thing that I ask of you, oh Lord
The desire of my heart
That I may live in your temple, oh Lord
From this day forth.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place

So I may see your glory
The beauty of your face.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place
We bow down before your throne
In this holy place.

One thing that I ask of you, oh Lord
The desire of my heart
That I may live in your temple, oh Lord
From this day forth.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place

So I may see your glory
The beauty of your face.
The beauty of your face.

Wednesday of the 9th week in Ordinary Time– 3rd June 2020

Say. “Holy Spirit of God enlighten my mind and my heart that the message of the Gospel may transform me from within.”

Read this Gospel Passage slowly, pausing at the end of each sentence.
Then re-read it again. Close your eyes and envisage the scene like a video in your mind, imagine you are a bystander witnessing the moment, and then pause in silence and ask the Lord to reveal the message of that passage for YOU. Sit quietly and listten.
Spend a few moments now speaking tp the Lord around that message for you and asking his help to live it. 

Give thanks to the Lord!

Mark 12:18-27

The God of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob is the God of the living

Some Sadducees – who deny that there is a resurrection – came to him and they put this question to him, ‘Master, we have it from Moses in writing, if a man’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, the man must marry the widow to raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first married a wife and then died leaving no children. The second married the widow, and he too died leaving no children; with the third it was the same, and none of the seven left any children. Last of all the woman herself died. Now at the resurrection, when they rise again, whose wife will she be, since she had been married to all seven?’

  Jesus said to them, ‘Is not the reason why you go wrong, that you understand neither the scriptures nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, men and women do not marry; no, they are like the angels in heaven. Now about the dead rising again, have you never read in the Book of Moses, in the passage about the Bush, how God spoke to him and said: I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob? He is God, not of the dead, but of the living. You are very much mistaken.’