Monday, December 29, 2008



DECEMBER 30, 2008

1 Jn 2:12-17
I am writing to you, children,
because your sins have been forgiven for his name's sake.
I am writing to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I am writing to you, young men,
because you have conquered the Evil One.
I write to you, children,
because you know the Father.
I write to you, fathers,
because you know him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men,
because you are strong and the word of God remains in you,
and you have conquered the Evil One.
Do not love the world or the things of the world.
If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world,
sensual lust, enticement for the eyes, and a pretentious life,
is not from the Father but is from the world.
Yet the world and its enticement are passing away.
But whoever does the will of God remains forever.

Lk 2:36-40
There was a prophetess, Anna,
the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher.
She was advanced in years,
having lived seven years with her husband after her marriage,
and then as a widow until she was eighty-four.
She never left the temple,
but worshiped night and day with fasting and prayer.
And coming forward at that very time,
she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child
to all who were awaiting the redemption of Jerusalem.

When they had fulfilled all the prescriptions
of the law of the Lord,
they returned to Galilee,
to their own town of Nazareth.
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom;
and the favor of God was upon him.

It is certainly ironical that the first thing that we stop doing in
our lives when we are busy with some project or other is stop praying.
This does not happen in the lives of the saints and herein lies the
key to holiness and success in the spiritual life. We must learn to
give absolute priority to prayer, as it is the basis of our
relationship with God. Without prayer, we cannot know what is God's
will for our lives.

The fact that Anna is 84 years old should also give us hope. We are
never too old to have something constructive to do in the work of
God's kingdom. Age brings with it a freedom and usually plenty of free
time. Is there anything better that we can do than to intercede for
God's will to be done? There is never an excuse for inactivity in the
work of salvation. The least we can do is to pray for its success.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Bianca Foenander
- Lisa
- Graham
- Sophia Gonzalez
… In Thanksgiving for all the blessings received: Ronnie Delgado
… for the safe trip of: Jonalyn Laranang
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: EC Escamillan
- Birthday: Honorata P. Suyosa
- Birthday: Raul T. Concepcion
- In Memoriam(+): Juanita Limqueco
… 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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