Monday, March 06, 2006


Tuesday 1st week of Lent

March 7, 2006
Tuesday 1st week of Lent - Yr II

ISAIAH 55:10-11
Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come
down And do not return there till they have watered the earth, making
it fertile and fruitful, Giving seed to the one who sows and bread to
the one who eats, So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It
shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end
for which I sent it.

MATTHEW 6:7-15
Jesus said to his disciples: "In praying, do not babble like the
pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask
him. "This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as
it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our
trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. "If you forgive men
their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you
do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your

The Lord's prayer, taught by Jesus to his disciples in today's Gospel,
is the only prayer Jesus left to us. It is precious, therefore, and we
ought to pray over it and meditate on it, in order that we might draw
from it, in full measure, the wisdom that went into composing it.

One truth in the prayer that cries out for recognition is that the
church is a social institution, that prayer is a social exercise.

In the Lord's Prayer we do not pray, "My Father in heaven," nor "give
me today my daily bread." It is not for ourselves alone that we are to
ask not to be led into temptation, to be delivered from evil. Even in
such a personal matter as our own sins-and surely our sins are ours
alone, they are not of others-even in this totally personal matter we
are not to ask forgiveness only for ourselves, nor others for
themselves. We are together to ask forgiveness for all of us. "Forgive
us our sins ..."

There is always the danger that we will look on religion as merely a
relationship between God and ourselves. We are, however, a sinful
community, supporting one another in our search for salvation.

Let us ask ourselves as we share in the worship experience of the Mass,
"Am I consciously aware, as I live my religion, that as I am one with
all Christians in our common sinfulness, so together with them I reach
out for and grasp salvation?"

We pray -
- for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
- for the personal intentions of Mike Torres.
- for the safe travel of Angelo.
- for the personal intentions and good health of Tisha, Dino and
- for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Sharon Y. Chua
- Birthday: Felix Saw
- Prayer Intention: Nañagas Family
- In Memoriam (+): Ignacio Tan Chan Huy (1899 -1960)
- for world peace and reconciliation.

Finally, we pray for one another, for those who have asked our
prayers and for those who need our prayers the most.

Have a good day!

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