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Lectio Divina: The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist

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Lectio: 
Friday, August 29, 2014  
Ordinary Time
 
1) Opening prayer
Father,
help us to seek the values
that will bring us enduring joy in this changing world.
In our desire for what you promise
make us one in mind and heart.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Lectio Divina: Matthew 25,14-30

Lectio: 
Saturday, August 30, 2014  

Ordinary Time

1) Opening prayer

Father,
help us to seek the values
that will bring us enduring joy in this changing world.
In our desire for what you promise
make us one in mind and heart.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

Lectio Divina: 22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

Lectio: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014  

First prophecy of the passion
The scandal of the cross
Matthew 16: 21-27

1. Opening prayer

Spirit of truth, sent by Jesus to guide us to the whole truth, enlighten our minds so that we may understand the Scriptures. You who overshadowed Mary and made her fruitful ground where the Word of God could germinate, purify our hearts from all obstacles to the Word. Help us to learn like her to listen with good and pure hearts to the Word that God speaks to us in life and in Scripture, so that we may observe the Word and produce good fruit through our perseverance.

Lectio Divina: Luke 4,16-30

Lectio: 
Monday, September 1, 2014  
Ordinary Time
 
1) Opening prayer
Almighty God,
every good thing comes from you.
Fill our hearts with love for you,
increase our faith,
and by your constant care
protect the good you have given us.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
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