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Gospel and Prayer for
June 1, 2018
... 39 Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. 40 She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. 41 Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 She gave a loud cry and said, 'Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. 43 Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord? 44 Look, the moment your greeting reached my ears, the child in my womb leapt for joy. 45 Yes, blessed is she who believed that the promise made her by the Lord would be fulfilled.' 46 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; 48 because he has looked upon the humiliation of his servant. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed, 49 for the Almighty has done great things for me. Holy is his name, 50 and his faithful love extends age after age to those who fear him. 51 He has used the power of his arm, he has routed the arrogant of heart. 52 He has pulled down princes from their thrones and raised high the lowly. 53 He has filled the starving with good things, sent the rich away empty. 54 He has come to the help of Israel his servant, mindful of his faithful love 55 -according to the promise he made to our ancestors -- of his mercy to Abraham and to his descendants for ever. 56 Mary stayed with her some three months and then went home.... Luke 1:39-56
Dear Father I need you to focus on you alone and proclaim the Gopel of Jesus Christ. May you install the gift of the Holy Spirit in my all to live together by the way I live with my life. Let no if and why in following you in giving my service to attain Holiness. Do not permit a distraction in participation me, joining the chorus of the angels and saints glorifying your Holy name. Amen

June 2, 2018
...27And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28and they said to him, "By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?" 29Jesus said to them, "I will ask you a question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30Was the baptism of John from heaven or from men? Answer me." 31And they argued with one another, "If we say, `From heaven,' he will say, `Why then did you not believe him?' 32But shall we say, `From men'?" -- they were afraid of the people, for all held that John was a real prophet. 33So they answered Jesus, "We do not know." And Jesus said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things."....Mark 11:27-33
Dear God, I don't know all the answers mysteries about you, but my faith in you is the source of all of my life. I am asking the Holy spirit to show my true color in following you. I look forward to being a follower and a Disciple who look unto the sinners like me, the poor, and who stood by Jesus when persecuted. Lord, I am thirsting for you, let the living water quench me, I asked this through Jesus Christ. Amen

June 3, 2018
...Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 12And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the passover lamb, his disciples said to him, "Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the passover?" 13And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you; follow him, 14and wherever he enters, say to the householder, `The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I am to eat the passover with my disciples?' 15And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us." 16And the disciples set out and went to the city, and found it as he had told them; and they prepared the passover. 22And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." 23And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24And he said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25Truly, I say to you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God." 26And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. ...Mark 14:12-16
Dear God, you are the bread of life, the source of my all. Let me show reverence for the body and blood, an expression of my pledge of love. May I commune with you forever and always receiving your covenant? Let the overflow of grace flows in remarkable ways. I asked this through powerful name Jesus Christ. Amen.

June 4, 2018
... 1And he began to speak to them in parables. "A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a pit for the wine press, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. 2When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. 3And they took him and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. 4Again he sent to them another servant, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully. 5And he sent another, and him they killed; and so with many others, some they beat and some they killed. 6He had still one other, a beloved son; finally he sent him to them, saying, `They will respect my son.' 7But those tenants said to one another, `This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' 8And they took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants, and give the vineyard to others. 10Have you not read this scripture: `The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner; 11this was the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes'?" 12And they tried to arrest him, but feared the multitude, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them; so they left him and went away. ..Mark 12:1-12
Dear God, loving God and loving others is the greatest commandment of all. Thank you very much for the greatest gift as it opens my heart to God's forgiveness and mercy. Let this love be made available to every person I encounter. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

June 5, 2018
... 13And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the Hero'di-ans, to entrap him in his talk. 14And they came and said to him, "Teacher, we know that you are true, and care for no man; for you do not regard the position of men, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? 15Should we pay them, or should we not?" But knowing their hypocrisy, he said to them, "Why put me to the test? Bring me a coin, and let me look at it." 16And they brought one. And he said to them, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" They said to him, "Caesar's." 17Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at him...Mark 12:13-17
Dear God, being a follower of Jesus Christ is always looking for structure building up a true relationship with others. Let me be very sincere and honest to the relationship and show charity and respect to others. Holy Spirit unites us to create a better world and ready to embrace one other with love and as a family of God. Amen

June 6, 2018
... 18And Sad'ducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection; and they asked him a question, saying, 19"Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies and leaves a wife, but leaves no child, the man must take the wife, and raise up children for his brother. 20There were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and when he died left no children; 21and the second took her, and died, leaving no children; and the third likewise; 22and the seven left no children. Last of all the woman also died. 23In the resurrection whose wife will she be? For the seven had her as wife." 24Jesus said to them, "Is not this why you are wrong, that you know neither the scriptures nor the power of God? 25For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26And as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God said to him, `I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob'? 27He is not God of the dead, but of the living; you are quite wrong." ..Mark 12:18-27
Dear God, I am caught off the complexities of life, may I ask you to untie it and rekindle the Gift of God. As I step back and listen to your commands, may I seek your promise of hope of resurrection and experience your presence. Grant me the purity of heart to say here I am Lord I now come to do your will. Amen

June 7, 2018
... 28And 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?" 29Jesus 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.' 31The second is this, `You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." 32And the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that he is one, and there is no other but he; 33and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength, and to love one's neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 34And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And after that no one dared to ask him any question. ..Mark 12:28-34
Dear God, may I be faithful in worshipping YOU with all my mind, body and soul. Grant me, O Lord to follow your commands to love my neighbor and myself. Let you draw me to humility to learn your covenant known. Teach me and lead me to remain true to you and honor your name and give praise. Through Christ Our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

June 8, 2018
... 31Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him; 33but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. 35He who saw it has borne witness -- his testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth -- that you also may believe. 36For these things took place that the scripture might be fulfilled, "Not a bone of him shall be broken." 37And again another scripture says, "They shall look on him whom they have pierced." ...John 19:31-37
Dear God, may the overflowing grace be in me and strengthen me in facing all circumstances. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus fills me with his love and draw water from the jar of the wedding feast with joy. May I be worth your presence and let me sing and shout your greatness beyond measures and proclaim the good news to the poor. Amen

June 9, 2018
... 41Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. 42And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; 43and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44but supposing him to be in the company they went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; 45and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; 47and all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48And when they saw him they were astonished; and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously." 49And he said to them, "How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" 50And they did not understand the saying which he spoke to them. 51And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. ...Luke 2:41-51
Dear God, thank you for choosing Mary as the Mother of Jesus. Praise you for the nativity for she took care of our Saviour with no complain. Let me glorify her Sacred Heart for she set the bar of honoring you and always rejoicing your holy name (Magnificat). Allow me to seek food from the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. May she intercedes, sustain, guides, and protect me with care in meeting all my needs. I asked this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

June 10, 2018
... 20and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for people were saying, "He is beside himself." 22And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Be-el'zebul, and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons." 23And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may plunder his house. 28"Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" -- 30for they had said, "He has an unclean spirit." 31And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32And a crowd was sitting about him; and they said to him, "Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you." 33And he replied, "Who are my mother and my brothers?" 34And looking around on those who sat about him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! 35Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother.". ...Mark 3:20-35
Dear God, grant me your mercy and love, fill me with the Holy Spirit to do insignificant contribution to the Holiness of God. May my relationship with you be the center of my life. Guide me in seeking you alone so I can be instruments of heralding the good news changing the world. Faith that unites and gives peace to nourish my soul and body. By doing so, heavenly gift is awarded and worthy of eternal life. I asked this through Christ our Lord, amen.

June 11, 2018
... 7And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' 8Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying, give without pay. 9Take no gold, nor silver, nor copper in your belts, 10no bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor a staff; for the laborer deserves his food. 11And whatever town or village you enter, find out who is worthy in it, and stay with him until you depart. 12As you enter the house, salute it. 13And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it; but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. ...Matthew 10:7-13
Dear God, it is a privilege to be a part of spreading the good news. I pray and live authentic to bear witness God's presence unto me. I depend on the gift of the Holy Spirit to live by faith and share the good news of God's love. May this gift be effective disclosing the mission and encourage all members to live a meaningful life and act as an ambassador of Jesus Christ. Amen

June 12, 2018
... 13"You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men. 14"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. 15Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. ...Matthew 5:13-16
Dear God, it is an honor to be called by you, bringing in good news to the poor. May I call upon you to keep watch on me spreading your teachings? Lord enables me to feel Your presence as I put in on eye on me to stand and speaking the gospel of Jesus Christ to others. May this work and action worthy to continue moving and finish the race. Amen

June 13, 2018
.. 17"Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them. 18For 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. 19Whoever 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, let me model the example of St. Anthony de Padua, be a practical guide in my life. May his intercession as a preacher, healer and finding a lost object reminds me his standard in the new evangelization. May I be open to the Holy Spirit in witnessing the greatness of our God through my actions and words? Through this, I will listen to the will of God to exist in purity in His presence. Amen

June 14, 2018
...20For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 21"You have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.' 22But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, `You fool!' shall be liable to the hell of fire. 23So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison; 26truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny. ... Matthew 5:20-26
Dear God, may I seek the heart of Jesus in building a bridge to others who hurt us. Help me O Lord to restrain insulting others and saying nasty things. May you make a way to open the door of reconciliation and restoration. Grant me O lord, of leaving it go quickly the turmoil and make peace so I can forgive and forget. By this faith, I can see the beauty of God's creations who provides the grain with overflowing pastures and eternal life. I asked this through Christ our Lord. Amen

June 15, 2018
... 27"You have heard that it was said, `You shall not commit adultery.' 28But I say to you that every one who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. 30And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. 31"It was also said, `Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' 32But I say to you that every one who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, makes her an adulteress; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery...Matthew 5:27-32
Dear God, let me see your presence and be my strength throughout the day. There are many problems I am facing, grant me the courage to speak on these issues and hear my prayers. Let me see the beauty of your wisdom and understanding in answering me the way suitable of my salvation. Have mercy on me.Through Christ our Lord. Amen

June 16, 2018
... 33"Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.' 34But I say to you, Do not swear at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37Let what you say be simply `Yes' or `No'; anything more than this comes from evil...Matthew 5:33-37
Dear God, you are my portion and a cup of my life. Putting God first in my daily transaction is a blessing for you give counsel and discover the truth. May I not stop wondering how Christ's love and mercy. Encourage me not to misuse your Holy name and be faithful to your word. Help me embrace and learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ and declare the message of hope and truth to the entire world. Amen

June 17, 2018
... 26And he said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the ground, 27and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he knows not how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. 29But when the grain is ripe, at once he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come." 30And he said, "With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? 31It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; 32yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade." 33With many such parables he spoke the word to them, as they were able to hear it; 34he did not speak to them without a parable, but privately to his own disciples he explained everything. ...Mark 4:26-34
Dear God, may I rejoice in your gift of your Holy Spirit. As my journey with you, let me look at a different way and use this gift in the pronouncement of the Father's love to us. Allows me to experience your presence and share your bountiful mercy to others. Help me walk by faith not by sight. I begged this through Jesus Christ. Amen

June 18, 2018
...38"You have heard that it was said, `An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.' 39But I say to you, Do not resist one who is evil. But if any one strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also; 40and if any one would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; 41and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. 42Give to him who begs from you, and do not refuse him who would borrow from you. ...Matthew 5:38-42
Dear God, hear my cry, for there are forces of evil and wrongdoings I am facing. They speak lies and get ahead on me using their power. Lord, you bless me with all favors and protect me in from the pressures of evil. Your word is a lamp to my feet and the light of my path. Let me renew my commitment to you in all forms and find the room for growth and peace to all. I asked this through Jesus Christ. Amen

June 19, 2018
... 43"You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' 44But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48You, therefore, must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect...Matthew 5:43-48
Dear God, wash me on my inequity and be merciful on me for I have sinned. Lord I don't know what lies ahead but with your light will show me where to move. Create in me a new heart in and be active in giving away your love to everyone I encounter. Through Christ the Risen Lord. Amen

June 20, 2018
... 1"Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2"Thus, when you give alms, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4so that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 5"And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 6But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 16"And when you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by men. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18that your fasting may not be seen by men but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you... Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Dear Lord, teach me how to be sincere in doing tasks for you and others. Let the Holy spirit help me do good things and help others with a sincere heart. Draw me closer to you O Lord for I take refuge and comfort to you and hope to receive an undeserved grace far beyond my expectation. Amen

June 21, 2018
... 7"And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. 11Give us this day our daily bread; 12And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors; 13And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil. 14For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you; 15but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. ...Matthew 6:7-15
Dear God, teach me how to be closer to the father for you are the source of all. Clothe me with your abundance of your grace for putting you first. Allow me to find merits from your wonderful deeds as I rejoice in your grace and forgiveness. I asked your divine help to change me internally helping me to avoid temptation and bringing me to experience the fullness of your love and mercy. Amen

June 22, 2018
... 19"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, 20but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22"The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is sound, your whole body will be full of light; 23but if your eye is not sound, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! ...Matthew 6:19-23
Dear God, let me learn how to show my action better so I can be an influence for those who love you. May you teach me how to be a channel of your peace so people will feel your mercy towards them. I asked this through the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

June 23, 2018
... 24"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. 25"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? 28And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? 31Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat?' or `What shall we drink?' or `What shall we wear?' 32For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. 34"Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day. ..Matthew 6:24-34
Dear Lord, help me seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness. It is an honor to be your servant Lord by building a kingdom and community. Allow me to rejoice, have joy to serve you and do my responsibilities as you pledge your love for your servant. Amen

June 24, 2018
... 57Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son. 58And her neighbors and kinsfolk heard that the Lord had shown great mercy to her, and they rejoiced with her. 59And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they would have named him Zechari'ah after his father, 60but his mother said, "Not so; he shall be called John." 61And they said to her, "None of your kindred is called by this name." 62And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he would have him called. 63And he asked for a writing tablet, and wrote, "His name is John." And they all marveled. 64And immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God. 65And fear came on all their neighbors. And all these things were talked about through all the hill country of Judea; 66and all who heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, "What then will this child be?" For the hand of the Lord was with him. 80And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness till the day of his manifestation to Israel...Luke 1:57-66
Dear God, let me model John the Baptist to prepare the way for the Lord Jesus Christ. Taught me how to do your will and surrender to you everything I need to be faithful to you. Allow me to recognize my weaknesses to spread the joy of the Gospel. Fill my heart to propagate the message of salvation. For this I asked through Christ our Lord. Amen.

June 25, 2018
... 1"Judge not, that you be not judged. 2For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. ...Matthew 7:1-5
Dear God, I am a great sinner who displays prejudices and faults to others. Help me recognize my inadequacies and cleanse my fault so I can relate myself to you and others. May I have the genuine knowledge of my limitations, be humble, have greater insight to learn genuine relationship and make me hesitate in judging others. Lord have mercy on me and restores me and free from sins. Amen

June 26, 2018
...6"Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under foot and turn to attack you. 12So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets. 13"Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is easy, that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life, and those who find it are few. ...Matthew 7:6, 12-14
Dear God, let me see your light so I can follow you. Grant me Lord your mercy to do your will as I can see the way as interesting and challenging. The road ahead is difficult because of my limitations, but your grace will teach me to do things that can be useful in spreading peace, love and joy for others. Lord, I will try my best and you will do the rest. Amen

June 27, 2018
... 15"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 16You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. 18A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus you will know them by their fruits. ...Matthew 7:15-20
Dear Lord, teach me the way of your commandments and delights in following your ways. Let me not deceived by the appearance that brings misinterpreting what I believe. Graciously grant me to discern deceit and selfishness and other vices. Show me the light to see the value of truth that produces of the fruit of love through action in loving you and others. Amen

June 28, 2018
21"Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?' 23And then will I declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.' 24"Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; 25and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26And every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand; 27and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it." 28And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes...Matthew 7:21-29
Lord, keep me steadfast in my faith. I lift up to you my family line. Cleanse us from generational sin that has been passed on from generation to generation - sins of hatred, envy, lust, greed, unfaithfulness, covetousness and gluttony. Cut its flow, Lord that it may no longer flow down to our children or to our children’s children. Please forgive all our sins and help us that our next generations will no longer bear the curse of these sins. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen

June 29, 2018
... 13Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesare'a Philip'pi, he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of man is?" 14And they said, "Some say John the Baptist, others say Eli'jah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" 16Simon Peter replied, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." 17And Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jona! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. 19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven...Matthew 16:13-19
Dear God, I am having a bunch of prejudice, full of anger and up to extent of questioning your love yet here you are blessing me and sending me an Angel in all I encounter. Repeatedly, I do not understand what lies down ahead but you save me from my sins and by your grace you are building up a strong faith on YOU in proclaiming the good news. Praise you for answering my cry, I will bless my Lord at all times and exalt your Holy name forever. Amen

June 30, 2018
... 5As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him 6and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress." 7And he said to him, "I will come and heal him." 8But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it." 10When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith. 11I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12while the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness; there men will weep and gnash their teeth." 13And to the centurion Jesus said, "Go; be it done for you as you have believed." And the servant was healed at that very moment. 14And when Jesus entered Peter's house, he saw his mother-in-law lying sick with a fever; 15he touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she rose and served him. 16That evening they brought to him many who were possessed with demons; and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick. 17This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, "He took our infirmities and bore our diseases." ...Matthew 8:5-17
Dear God, let the Centurion be my model in developing my faith to you, as he said Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed. As I raise my hand to you. Grant O Lord to hear my cry. Let others understand my situation and be at peace with them. Thank you very much for your authority in speaking out your healing power and saving me into the eternal life. I asked this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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