SUNDAY DAY 1
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-12
The goal of every true Christian is to become like our Lord Jesus Christ. He wants us to be truly happy. That is why He invites all of us to become like Him, to be Saints. Being a saint is the one thing all of us should sincerely desire to become. That is why there are men and women Saints, old and young Saints. Priests and lay faithfuls. Venerable Antonietta Meo “was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of five and as a result, had to have a leg amputated. She accepted her fate and, wearing a heavy prosthetic leg, continued to play with the other children at her kindergarten. She wrote many prayers: “Dear baby Jesus, you are holy, you are good. Help me, grant me your grace and give me back my leg. If you don’t want to, then may your will be done.” Saints are those whose sole desire is to do the will of God. Saints are usually repentant sinners. Each sinner has the chance to change, repent and ‘walk the path of virtue!
Today Daily Strength Devotional invites all her Users to A NOVENA PRAYERS TO ALL SAINTS which will start on Tuesday 3rd to 12th November 2020, with the theme: “THY WILL BE DONE.” I don’t know what situation you are passing through now. I do not know what your life is becoming. I do not know the sin(s) you are battling with. Do you see hopelessness in the future of your child/children? I do not know what gives you sleepless night and the reason(s) for your tears and pain. Whatever they may be, we are going to approach the throne of Grace again, through the intercession of all the Saints, that is, united in prayer with heavens most powerful intercessors, asking God to manifest or fulfil His will in our lives and situation. Do not fail to invite your family and friends to join us in this 9-day Prayer Project (A NOVENA PRAYERS TO ALL SAINTS).
MASS: WHITE ALL SAINTS (SOLEMNITY) THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY OF THE YEAR(A) Rev 7:2-4.9-14; Ps 24:1-2.3-4ab.5-6(R.6a) 1 Jn 3:1-3; Gospel Accl Mt 11:28; Gospel Mt 5:1-12a
1. My heavenly brothers and sisters, I come before you now in all humility and commend myself, and all who are dear to me, to your intercession. Pray for us always, that we may awake each day with a burning desire for the Lord whose Face you behold, that we will maintain an intimate personal relationship with Jesus Christ, so that we will not hesitate to proclaim God’s greatness to others, and love them as the Lord loves us. As you offer your continual praise before the throne of God, I raise my heart and voice to you and I am confident that your intercession for me will be graciously heard by our loving and merciful Lord. By his grace, may we someday join you in the glory of the Father’s house.
Exercise: Endeavour to join the 9-day Prayer Project (A NOVENA PRAYERS TO ALL SAINTS) starting from 3rd-12th Nov.
Meditation: 1 John 3:2-3