Wednesday, October 07, 2009



OCTOBER 7, 2009

JONAH 4:1-11
Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry that God did not carry
out the evil he threatened against Nineveh. He prayed, "I beseech you,
LORD, is not this what I said while I was still in my own country?
This is why I fled at first to Tarshish. I knew that you are a
gracious and merciful God, slow to anger, rich in clemency, loathe to
punish. And now, LORD, please take my life from me; for it is better
for me to die than to live." But the LORD asked, "Have you reason to
be angry?" Jonah then left the city for a place to the east of it,
where he built himself a hut and waited under it in the shade, to see
what would happen to the city. And when the LORD God provided a gourd
plant that grew up over Jonah's head, giving shade that relieved him
of any discomfort, Jonah was very happy over the plant. But the next
morning at dawn God sent a worm that attacked the plant, so that it
withered. And when the sun arose, God sent a burning east wind; and
the sun beat upon Jonah's head till he became faint. Then Jonah asked
for death, saying, "I would be better off dead than alive." But God
said to Jonah, "Have you reason to be angry over the plant?" "I have
reason to be angry," Jonah answered, "angry enough to die." Then the
LORD said, "You are concerned over the plant which cost you no labor
and which you did not raise; it came up in one night and in one night
it perished. And should I not be concerned over Nineveh, the great
city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand
persons who cannot distinguish their right hand from their left, not
to mention the many cattle?"

LUKE 11:1-4
Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of
his disciples said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught
his disciples." He said to them, "When you pray, say: Father, hallowed
be your name, your Kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and
forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,
and do not subject us to the final test."

"Lord, teach us to pray." Jesus, the Son of God, teaches us to address
God as "Abba" or "Daddy" when we pray. It is what a child calls his
father. We're invited to be intimate and confident in God's loving
presence and goodness, for we are all His children through Baptism,
with His only Son, Jesus.

In the "Our Father," we present seven petitions to the Father. In the
first three, we glorify the Father by sanctifying his name ("Holy be
your name") and look forward to the coming of the kingdom in our lives
today and in Christ's final return. We also ask our Father to unite
our will to that of His Son, so as to fulfill God's plan of salvation
for us.

In the last four petitions, we present our wants to the Father. We ask
that our lives be nourished with food ("Our daily bread") for both
body and soul. We also beg for God's forgiveness and healing from our
sins. Finally, in the last petition, "but deliver us from evil," we
pray to God and the Church with confidence in the victory, already won
by Christ, over evil. The final "Amen" expresses our commitment to all
the petitions. "So be it."

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the strength and healing of:
- Brenda Domingo-Solis
- Lisa
- Stephen Francis Shaughnessy
- Sergio delos Santos
- Dwight Rosario Quiaoit
… for the personal intentions of
- Josheil Dapo
- Albert de Guzman
… Birthday:
- Elizabeth Gochiaco – Tiu
- Daisy Tan–Chua
… for the victims of natural disasters
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Raul and Epifania Ylaya
- Edith Nakpil Rabat
Eternal rest grant unto them and may perpetual light shine upon them.
May they and all the dearly departed rest in peace.
… for all the prayer intentions in the MTQ Dailyprayer Diary.
- Birthday: Christine Marie R. Andres
- Birthday: Augusto K. Fabella
- Wedding Anniversary: Carl & Grace Chua
… 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!

Parish Priests' e-mail:
Fr. J. Cesar R. Marin, S. J.

Assistant Parish Priests' e-mails:
Fr. R. Hart, S. J.
Fr. Thomas O'Gorman, S. J.

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