THURSDAY DAY 1
Scripture Reading: LUKE 18:27
Welcome to a new month, a month dedicated to the Holy Rosary and known as October devotion. It shall be “A MONTH OF CELEBRATION” for us in the Name of Jesus Christ the Lord. DSD will be Ten Years on the 10th of this month. As part of the spiritual activities to mark DSD 10th Anniversary this October, you are invited to participate in DSD maiden Edition of the GREAT MARIAN NOVENA to mark our anniversary in this month of the Holy Rosary. It is no coincidence that the Divine Vision of DSD was birthed in the month dedicated to Our Blessed Mother; Just as Mary nurtured and cared for her Son Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word of God, we pray during this GREAT MARIAN NOVENA that She will keep nurturing and caring for DSD and all Users of DSD. The GREAT MARIAN NOVENA will commence tomorrow Friday 2nd to Saturday 10th of October, 2020, with the theme: “IT IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD.”
Beloved child of God, there are numerous humanly impossible things that became possible because God was involved including 1. Moses drew water from a stone (Exodus 17:6). 2. Barren women conceived (Sarah and Elizabeth). 3. A virgin, (Mother Mary), gave birth to the Son of God (Luke 1:26 – 2:7). Moses, Esther, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary understood that nothing is beyond the power of God. Job as a man of God remained steadfast even after he lost everything, then the Almighty restored all that Job had lost; what was impossible by human effort-divine restoration.
To believe that all things are possible with God would mean that I accept the fact that not all things are possible in my own strength. Believe God for the impossible. Obey Him. Submit to Him. Then watch Him do impossible, mind-blowing things on your behalf.
All God asks is for us to invite Him into our messes through this GREAT MARIAN NOVENA so He can demonstrate His power. When a problem becomes worse and praying for resolution seems pointless, Jesus Christ says “continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you,” (Luke 11:9).
MASS: WHITE:OUR LADY QUEEN & PATRONESS OF NIGERIA (SOLEMNITY)
Is 11: 1-10; Ps 72:1-2. 7-8. 12-13. 17(R.7); Eph 2:13-22; Accl. Lk 1:28; Gospel Mt 2:13-15. 19-23
- Pray with Psalm 23
- Take the prayer on the page of the LITURGICAL FEAST/SAINT FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER
Exercise: Prepare to join us in the spirit of our anniversary and October Devotion in the GREAT MARIAN NOVENA starting tomorrow Friday 2nd to Saturday 10th of October by reading the instructions and modality in DSD Section B. Also encourage others to join in the NOVENA, they can get a copy online via https://dailystrengthdevotional.org.
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Meditation: Matthew 19:26