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Gospel and Prayer for
March 1, 2018
......There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Laz'arus, full of sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table; moreover the dogs came and licked his sores....Luke 16:19-31
Precious Father, I am so grateful for accomplishing wonderful and eternal things through me. Praise You, for providing us to benefit from the beauty of all that Your hand has created. Instructs me to be generous to give not to count the cost, to serve you as you deserve, and to labor not to reward. Amen

March 2, 2018
.... The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; this is the Lord's doing and we marvel at it? 'I tell you, then, that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.' When they heard his parables, the chief priests and the scribes realised he was speaking about them, but though they would have liked to arrest him they were afraid of the crowds, who looked on him as a prophet. Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46
Dear God, grant me with Your fruit of humility from the Vineyard so that I can attract others to follow you. Let me use this grace as an opportunity that I can commune with Jesus Christ with all my heart, body and soul as my cornerstone of my faith. Amen

March 3, 2018
....And he said to him, `Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found...Luke 15:1-3, 11-32'"
Dear Jesus Christ, this morning I thank you for treasuring and loving me unconditionally. By the mercy and grace of Holy Spirit, I cherish you and commit myself to discover just how magnificent you are. Amen

March 4, 2018
... The Jews then said to him, "What sign have you to show us for doing this?" Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up." The Jews then said, "It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?" ..John 2:13-25
Dear God, Lord I am a sinner who broke your law in the ten Commandments, I am seeking for your forgiveness and restore my joy and salvation. May you purify my heart that bind me to God to have everlasting life. By the intercession of Blessed Mother Mary, my mouth will proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the entire world. Amen

March 5, 2018
... And he said, "Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own country... Luke 4:24-30
Dear God, I experienced being not accepted and humiliated by my peer group; they criticize me on my deficiencies from left to right. I thank you for your gracious presence motivating and fighting for me. You elevated and handed over awesome rewards. Lord praise you for restoring my spirit and raising me up. Amen

March 6, 2018
..Then Peter came up and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. ..Matthew 18:21-35
Dear God please help me slow down when reacting to others so I may treat them with compassion, love and truth. May your light shine on me bringing peace to one another. Amen

March 7, 2018
.."Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17-19
Dear God, teach me how to walk the talk. I desire to demonstrate by example to be humble, honor everybody, readily forgive, have mercy, forgiveness and peace, and to love as Christ does. Amen

March 8, 2018
.. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace; but when one stronger than he assails him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoil. He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.Luke 11:14-23
Dear God, you are the one who brings people coming and helping together to protect us from social injustice. Using God's gifts by a loving smile or words cast in deterring evil doers to hurt us. Let my outlooks' towards the change that calls for to be use my newfound freedom to commune with my fellowmen and gathered together keeping our surroundings closer to God. Amen

March 9, 2018
...And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, "Which commandment is the first of all?" Jesus answered, "The first is, `Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' Mark 12:28-34 28
Dear God, In spite of my unfaithfulness, you are still there with an open arm to forgive my sins. Truly you came to call the sinner your love is so great, it absolutely and just to love you with all my mind, body and soul. Amen

March 10, 2018
... He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get.' But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner!' I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted." Luke 18:9-14
Dear God, I praise you for my weaknesses. Thank you, for the mercy of God by achieving your great plans and showing me your glory through them. Amen

March 11, 2018
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life." For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.John 3:14-21
Dear God, Although I was very hesitant to attend a yearly retreat because of financial needs. I thank you for giving me the money to go to the mountain (retreat) and emptying myself. Listening to your voice for spiritual nourishment in my life was helpful to refresh my spirit. I pray that when I will go down in the mountain, I will be at peace with you and my neighbors. Amen

March 12, 2018
.. After the two days he departed to Galilee. For Jesus himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast, for they too had gone to the feast. So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. ...John 4:43-54
Dear Father, I hold fast with your promises. You are my collaborator for you are always ready to intervene. I thank you for your deep presence in my life you are a miracle worker. Thus, it will bring me myself closer to you and spread the Good news in the Bible. Amen

February 13, 2018
When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be well?"- John 5:6
Dear God, let the holy water of life keep on flowing. Let it will help me grow with Jesus Christ and heal my body, mind and soul. By this, I will refreshed every area of my life, every day with hope, peace. love and joy. Jesus, I trust in You. Amen

March 14, 2018
But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working still, and I am working." This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God. Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise... John 5:17-30
Dear lord, I know that worries are part of my existence, but I know that you are working out for my purpose in life. I am not forgotten nor forsaken because the presence of the Holy Spirit brings me hope be united with Jesus Christ. Amen

March 15, 2018
.. If you believed Moses, you would believe me, for he wrote of me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"..John 5:31-47
Dear God, I acknowledged that you are the giver of spiritual gifts, encourage me manage my gift and talents for your honour, glory and praise the Lord!. May God ordain my work, pleasing to his eyes and bring great news to all. I thank the Lord for making my little camera spread the Good News to save souls for Jesus Christ. Amen

March 16, 2018
...So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you do not know. I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me." So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come...John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Dear God, Lord you have your word of hope, joy, peace and love. Your kingdom is here and I find myself in trouble, crushed in spirit. It is quite right to follow your timing as you guide me from any temptation. Thank you for coming to rescue me from trouble and make me your beloved. Amen.

March 17, 2018
...When they heard these words, some of the people said, "This is really the prophet." Others said, "This is the Christ." But some said, "Is the Christ to come from Galilee? Has not the scripture said that the Christ is descended from David, and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David was?" So there was a division among the people over him. John 7:40-53
Dear Father, you are the Bread of Life, help my confusion and division in my life. I take shelter from you because you are the only one can transform my life through your divine grace. Increase my longing for the Holy Spirit for I know it is the missing link in my life. May it flow in the grace and love of God in my body, mind and soul. Amen

March 18, 2018
"Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? `Father, save me from this hour'? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify thy name." Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again." The crowd standing by heard it and said that it had thundered. Others said, "An angel has spoken to him." Jesus answered, "This voice has come for your sake, not for mine. Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the ruler of this world be cast out; 32and I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." He said this to show by what death he was to die...John 12:20-33
Dear Father, grant me peace for I can't handle the things I am facing right now. May the angel of the Lord, guide me and follow your will. Amen

March 19, 2018
So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus as the Father taught me. And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him." As he spoke thus, many believed in him. ,...John 8:21-30
Dear Father, Lord let me remind how St. Joseph took care of the Holy Family and be a pattern of my way of life. Let me be faithful to you, at St. Joseph's example of obedience to God, the word became flesh and dwelt amongst us. Amen

March 20, 2018
.. So Jesus said, "When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus as the Father taught me. And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him." As he spoke thus, many believed in him. ,...John 8:21-30
Dear Father, Let this lenten season different from others. I will try to slow down from the traffic of my life. Grant me accepts my weaknesses, indecision and division as an opportunity to grow like you. I trust this that you will let me have a hand and support me what we need. Amen

March 21, 2018
... Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, "If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." They answered him, "We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to any one. How is it that you say, `You will be made free'?" ...John 8:31-42
Dear Father, Lord I renounce my sin and accept the responsibility of my sick behavior. Take out my struggle and free me for my indecision. Let me persevere my faith to you and putting you first before others. You alone whom I worship and as I proclaimed your Holy name, Jesus Christ throughout the world. Amen

March 22, 2018
... Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will never see death." ..... `If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.' Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died? And the prophets died! Who do you claim to be?" Jesus answered, "If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing; it is my Father who glorifies me, of whom you say that he is your God. But you have not known him; I know him. If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you; but I do know him and I keep his word. ..... "Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am." ..,,John 8:51-59
Dear Father, Let me exercise my deepening trust in God by expressing ''Jesus I trust in you". May your covenant fulfilled as I seek your presence and receiving your miracle. As I pause and seek the quality of the relationship to you. Thank you for your grace so I collaborate with you in spreading the God News of Jesus Christ. Amen

March 23, 2018
... The Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?" The Jews answered him, "It is not for a good work that we stone you but for blasphemy; because you, being a man, make yourself God." ..... If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father." '.. John 10:31-42
Dear Father, you are always present in my life, strengthen my faith in seeking eternal mercy and salvation. Your covenant is for all, thank you of your infinite power in encountering you and hearing my cries upon you. Let me recognize your daily miracle and blessing giving credit for your active and genuine love. Of these, it creates a way to keep me going in proclaiming the good news of the Bible. Amen

March 24, 2018
... Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him; but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. ...... He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad. So from that day on they took counsel how to put him to death. .... John 11:45-56
Dear God, make a fresh heart and spirit on me lord because I am a sinner. As I move closer to you and answered my cry, your marvelous signs manifested through your presence and healed me. Purify me, oh Lord and guard me on my struggles in life. Help me show Christian joy, hope, peace and love to others before I can be a witness in heralding the Good news. Amen

March 25, 2018
... And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us."And the disciples set out and went to the city, and found it as he had told them; and they prepared the passover. And when it was evening he came with the twelve. And as they were at table eating, Jesus said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me." They began to be sorrowful, and to say to him one after another, "Is it I?" He said to them, "It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. For the Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born." And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. ...Mark 14:1--15:47
Dear God, it is complicated to understand the Passion story to others because of the strong sentiments of receiving it arouses. Let me pray for disliking my negative choices, I quickly change my mind by breaking bread with you saying Hosanna. Suddenly, I betrayed you by running and denying your greatness. Thank you for experiencing your redemption as you always there compassionately joining my passion story saying "peace be with you". Amen

March 26, 2018
.. Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Laz'arus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. There they made him a supper; Martha served, and Laz'arus was one of those at table with him. Mary took a pound of costly ointment of pure nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was to betray him), said, "Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?" ... John 12:1-11
Dear God, Lord let me build stronger faith on you. I am counting on you on showing me the deception I am facing. It was Mary's love for you were important rather than spending money for deceptive motive. You know my heart in spreading the gospel, but I am misinterpreted by my actions in serving you. May they see the light of Jesus and understand our gesture to serve one another that forces us to be one with you. Amen

March 27, 2018
...When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, "Truly, truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." The disciples looked at one another, uncertain of whom he spoke. One of his disciples, whom Jesus loved, was lying close to the breast of Jesus; so Simon Peter beckoned to him and said, "Tell us who it is of whom he speaks."...John 13:21-33, 36-38
Dear God, Jesus you are a suffering servant, beaten and betrayed by the people whom you love. Because of my human sinfulness, it is hard to walk on your Delarosa. Let me run with patience the race and fix my eye to Jesus for you are the source of hope and consolation. Again and again, every time I fall, you come to reach me in spite of my frailties, may you heal me as a sign of your love. Amen

March 28, 2018
... he said, "Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me." And they were very sorrowful, and began to say to him one after another, "Is it I, Lord?" He answered, "He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me, will betray me. The Son of man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born." Judas, who betrayed him, said, "Is it I, Master?" He said to him, "You have said so." ...Matthew 26:14-25
Dear God, it is complicated to learn the "Last Supper" story to others. Allow me to ask for forgiveness for my actions. I am a sinner who betrays you and struggles on my faith. I deceived you by running away and rejecting your majesty. Despite of this, you readily extend your hand. You are there fixed to shepherd me and shape my personal life. Lord has mercy on me. Amen

March 29, 2018
...Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. He came to Simon Peter; and Peter said to him, "Lord, do you wash my feet?" Jesus answered him, "What I am doing you do not know now, but afterward you will understand." Peter said to him, "You shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part in me." Simon Peter said to him, "Lord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!" ... John 13:1-15
Dear God, looking into the washing of the feet, you taught me how you are a Great Servant, for your humility and service encourage me to handle the stresses. You can see great things on me because you are the Lord of the Impossible. You let me have a great hope, Lord, come and wash me, clean my body, mind and soul, so I am clean entering in the promise land and see you face to face and Amen.

March 30, 2018
...Jesus answered, "My kingship is not of this world; if my kingship were of this world, my servants would fight, that I might not be handed over to the Jews; but my kingship is not from the world." Pilate said to him, "So you are a king?" Jesus answered, "You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the truth. Every one who is of the truth hears my voice." .....The chief priests of the Jews then said to Pilate, "Do not write, `The King of the Jews,' but, `This man said, I am King of the Jews.'" Pilate answered, "What I have written I have written." John 18:1--19:42
Dear God, I am a terrible sinner Lord; you have a full attention; you listen to our cry. Even though, I acted out against you, my brothers and sisters. You are a Great King whom Your Love allow us to everlasting life without retaliation. With your grace, I received forgiveness. Allow me to request, Lord, Don't Forget Me in your kingdom. Amen

March 31, 2018
... And when the sabbath was past, Mary Mag'dalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salo'me, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; -- it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." ...Mark 16:1-7
Dear God, it was an unexplainable feeling upon reaching the spot where Jesus' body laid to rest. I set out my camera and knelt at the anointing rock. Experiencing being there during the lowest moment of Jesus's life, I felt healing at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Praise you for the time and blessing meditating your Everlasting Love that inspires me the determination keeping on track. Amen

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