Lord, you are always there waiting for me.
May I never be too busy to find time to spend in your presence.
"I am free."
When I look at these words in writing,
they seem to create in me a feeling of awe.
Yes, a wonderful feeling of freedom.
Thank you, God.
Grant, O Lord, that I may be conscious and grateful for all the good things you have given to me.
May I always share my blessings with others.
The Word of God Matthew 12:46-50
While Jesus was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers were standing outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, "Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you." But to the one who had told him this, Jesus replied, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?" And pointing to his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother."
Some thoughts on today's scripture
Lord, you have engraved my name
on the palm of your hand.
Even if others forget me,
you never will.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Pope Francis has a monthly prayer intention for each month, each with a short video.
This month's intention is:
Universal – Communication and Reconciliation That a spirit of dialogue, encounter and reconciliation emerges in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
Please click on the link to view the monthly prayer intention: https://daily-prayers.org/popes-monthly-intentions/pope-francis-2019-monthly-intentions/