Friday, August 06, 2010



AUGUST 7, 2010

HABAKKUK 1:12--2:4
Surely you, Yahweh, are from ancient times, my holy God, who never
dies! Yahweh, you have appointed him to execute judgement; O Rock, you
have set him firm to punish. Your eyes are too pure to rest on evil,
you cannot look on at oppression. Why do you look on at those who play
the traitor, why say nothing while the wicked swallows someone more
upright than himself? Why treat people like fish of the sea, like
gliding creatures who have no leader? They haul them all up on their
hook, they catch them in their net, they sweep them up in their
dragnet and then make merry and rejoice. And so they offer a sacrifice
to their net, and burn incense to their dragnet, for by these they get
a rich living and live off the fat of the land. Are they to go on
emptying their net unceasingly, slaughtering the nations without pity?
I shall stand at my post, I shall station myself on my watch-tower,
watching to see what he will say to me, what answer he will make to my
complaints. Then Yahweh answered me and said, 'Write the vision down,
inscribe it on tablets to be easily read. For the vision is for its
appointed time, it hastens towards its end and it will not lie;
although it may take some time, wait for it, for come it certainly
will before too long. 'You see, anyone whose heart is not upright will
succumb, but the upright will live through faithfulness.'

MATTHEW 17:14-20
As they were rejoining the crowd a man came up to him and went down on
his knees before him. 'Lord,' he said, 'take pity on my son: he is
demented and in a wretched state; he is always falling into fire and
into water. I took him to your disciples and they were unable to cure
him.' In reply, Jesus said, 'Faithless and perverse generation! How
much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with
you? Bring him here to me.' And when Jesus rebuked it the devil came
out of the boy, who was cured from that moment. Then the disciples
came privately to Jesus. 'Why were we unable to drive it out?' they
asked. He answered, 'Because you have so little faith. In truth I tell
you, if your faith is the size of a mustard seed you will say to this
mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; nothing will be
impossible for you.'

As parents, we fear the devils of these times that menace our children
and the evils that can take root in them. These modern demons include
drugs, loose morals, mental illness and materialism.

Many of us try to be vigilant yet, despite our best efforts, we are
unable to protect them. Let us take heart and not lose hope since
Jesus is our last resort. When all else fails, when there is nothing
else we can possibly do, we entrust our families to him through prayer
and fasting, with faith the size of a mustard seed.

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Brenda
- Vincent P. Yuson
- Grace V. Pasion
- Becca Monis
- JR Dolor, Adyn Bolos, Dolores Segui
- Susan
… for the personal intentions of
- Atrero family
- Jazmine
- Trinna
- Sue and Andy
- Nikolai, Aydin, Karl, Maureen Cortez
… for good health: Atty. Jose O. Cortez
… in Memoriam:
- Lutgarda S. Cortez
- Candelaria S. Ventura
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Deling Cortez
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: Rona Charlene O. Lao
- Birthday: Fely Bunuan
- Birthday: Anita Pe Chongson
- In Memoriam (+): Carmen Tan Ngo
… 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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