Monday, March 02, 2009
TUESDAY 1ST WEEK OF LENT
TUESDAY 1ST WEEK OF LENT – YEAR I
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.
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 is the most complete prayer for all Christians.
First of all, we acknowledge God as our Father in this prayer. This
already sets the tone or the attitude we must have when we pray to
God. Then in the first half of the prayer, our thoughts and petitions
are all directed to the greatness, sanctity, goodness and power of
God. God is to be praised always since from Him all good things come.
His name, his kingdom and his will are to be revered and desired. Our
love and total respect for Him is reflected in the first half of the
In the second half of the prayer, we turn our eyes to ourselves, to
our needs and our struggles. We ask for God's providence and spiritual
guidance. Knowing that we are frail and sinful, we beg for His
forgiveness. Then lastly we invoke His protection and deliverance. Our
need of God's help is the gist of this half of the Lord's prayer.
The Lord himself taught us this prayer. It is the prayer of a
community united in faith in a loving and powerful God. It is the
prayer of a believer who has experienced the personal intervention of
God and therefore desires for this intervention to occur again to him.
When we have no words to say to God, just say the Our Father. It
really contains all that we need to say to Him.
We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the healing and strength of:
- Gett Que
- Sophia Gonzalez
… for the personal intentions of
- the Dapo family
- Belardo and Magcamit families
… Birthday: Dolores Go
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Erlinda Panlilio
- Birthday: Marina Asekquia
- Birthday: Norma O. L
- In Memoriam (+): Benito S. Cua (Nov 5, 1935-Mar 3, 2003)+
- Thanksgiving: Eric & Angie Noriesta & kids
- Wedding Anniversary: Ian & January Ng Chee So
- Wedding Anniversary: John & Rica Dee
… for the healing and peace of all families
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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