Monday, March 14, 2011



MARCH 15, 2011

Is 55:10-11 / Ps 34:4-5, 6-7, 16-17, 18-19 / Mt 6:7-15

ISAIAH 55:10-11
As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return
till they have watered the earth, making it yield seed for the sower
and food for others to eat, so is my word that goes forth out of my
mouth: it will not return to me idle, but it shall accomplish my will,
the purpose for which it has been sent.

MATTHEW 6:7-15
Jesus said to his disciples, "When you pray, do not use a lot of
words, as the pagans do, for they hold that the more they say, the
more chance they have of being heard. Do not be like them. Your Father
knows what you need, even before you ask him. "This, then, is how you
should pray: Our Father in heaven, holy be your name, your kingdom
come and your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today the
kind of bread we need. Forgive us our debts just as we have forgiven
those who are in debt to us. Do not bring us to the test but deliver
us from the evil one. If you forgive others their wrongs, your Father
in heaven will also forgive yours. If you do not forgive others, then
your Father will not forgive you either.

Just as rain and snow do not come down and return to the clouds
without watering the earth, so it is with the Word of God, that does
not return to Him empty, without fulfilling His will. And that is why
Jesus, who came down as man, will return to the Father with a full
harvest of souls, all ready to love and serve God.

He taught us to call God "Our Father," "Abba," the proper tone we
ought to use to address his own Father. Later he even sent us the Holy
Spirit to help us in our weakness, "for we do not know how to pray as
we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with sighs too deep
for words." (Rom 8:26). God wants us to go to Him in total confidence,
just as a son does to his father or mother. He wants us to trust His
will, to ask for whatever we need for the day, and to enjoy brotherly
relationship with others.

So why does Jesus encourage us to call God our Father? Because we are
coming back to Him, our Creator, after the fullness of time, when we
have fulfilled His will!

We pray …
… for a deep and profound respect for life, especially for the
… for the speedy recovery and healing of
- Pepe Nebres
- Jo Marcelo
- Jun Lee
- Victor G. Lorenzo
- Ferdinand T. Laxamana
… for the personal intentions of:
- Josheil Dapo
- Flora B
- Nabua E.
… for the eternal repose of the souls of
- Cynthia Cuaderno-Venturanza
- Santiago, Petronila, Emmanuel, Antonio, Violeta
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: Rudy Sim
Wedding Anniversary: Ephraim & Noreen Garcia
In Memoriam (+): Gorgonia B. Lopez Tan
… for victims of natural disasters
… 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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