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Tag Archive for ‘Dear God’

Friday 25 August

Ruth 1:1, 3-6, 14-16, 22; Psalm 146; Matthew 22:35-40 These two commandments Love God, love neighbour. That’s all. Just two commandments and heaven’s gates open wide. Easy as! But, these two encompass the whole of life, and every relationship, and they never sleep! So often, what appears easy requires very hard work. Dear God, your […]

Saturday 12 August

Deuteronomy 6:4-13; Psalm 18; Matthew 17:14-20 Mustard seeds How do you increase faith? How do you get more faith? Jesus implies that settling for ‘a little faith’ is not good enough. The answer is not to increase quantity but awareness. Awareness creates response. The more you become aware of God’s love for you, the more […]

Can you bear it?

Ever since he was little, a man always had a fear of someone under his bed at night. So he went to a counsellor and told him, ‘I’ve got problems. Every time I go to bed I think there’s somebody under it. I’m scared. I think I’m going nuts.’ ‘Just put yourself in my hands […]

Thursday 7 July

Hosea 11: 1-4, 8-9; Ps 80; Matthew 10:7-15 Be a disciple Opening our hearts to God brings with it some glorious opportunities to be among those who love and serve him. We become part of the living body, representatives of his kingdom here on earth. We are like the disciples he first sent out – […]

Tuesday 11 August

ST CLARE Deuteronomy 31:1-8; Canticle Deut.; 32: 1-12,Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 Become like a child Jesus’s response to the question “who is the greatest in heaven” is typical of his teaching: to become great you must become humble. He explains children’s dependence, humility, trustfulness and innocence are very dear to God – and as such, […]

Thursday 13 November

Philemon 7-20; Psalm 146; Luke 17:20-25 There is so much of God we do not understand. He is hidden from us, yet in our midst. We can only wonder at and love God for his readiness to share in every part of our lives. Dear God, guide me in my work for others, especially those […]

Monday 24 March

2 Kings 5:1-15, Ps 42, Luke 4:24-30 Come, listen, live! A problem God encounters from time to time is that our lack of faith gets in the way of his work. By blocking our ears to him, we are losing out. Our sins cannot be healed, our souls are lonely. Miracles through the intervention of […]

Monday 27 May

Ecclesiasticus 17:24-29, Ps 32, Mark 10:17-27 Give without counting the cost It can be easy in the rush to earn money to pay the bills and feed, educate, accommodate and care for ourselves and our families to forget that all good things come from and will return to God. Dear God, may we turn from […]

Wednesday 8 May

Acts 17:15,22-18:1, Ps148, John 16:2-15 God is truth and love The Holy Spirit guides us to know the truth, which comes from God. Dear God, help me to keep my heart and mind open to your gifts of truth and love so they guide all that I do. May I, through the working of the […]

Saturday 4 May

Acts 16:1-10, Ps 100, John 15:18-21 Hold Fast Jesus warned us that we may be persecuted for love of him. May we choose to love him and use our faith to find the strength to reject the false honours and opportunities the world may offer us. His promises are everlasting, his love eternal, his ways […]