Dear God, open a door for my message, so that I may proclaim the mystery of Christ. I pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4

R4C

R4C
Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You. ~ Reconciliation and Forgiveness ~ I am Sorry * Please Forgive Me * Thank You * I Love You.
Psalm 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Monday, 30 November 2015

Prayer for the Pope ~ Pope Francis



V. Let us pray for Francis, our Pope. 

R. May the Lord preserve him, and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth, and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies. [Psalm 40:3] 

** Say the Our Father and the Hail Mary. 

O God, Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, look mercifully upon Thy servant Francis, whom Thou hast chosen as shepherd to preside over Thy Church. Grant him, we beseech Thee, that by his word and example, he may edify those over whom he hath charge, so that together with the flock committed to him, may he attain everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Mary, the Immaculate Conception ~ Pope Francis


~ *~ You are all-beautiful, O Mary! ~*~

“Virgin most holy and immaculate, 
to you, the honour of our people, 
and the loving protector of our city,
do we turn with loving trust.
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
In you there is no sin.
Awaken in all of us a renewed desire for holiness:
May the splendour of truth shine forth in our words, 
the song of charity resound in our works, 
purity and chastity abide in our hearts and bodies,
and the full beauty of the Gospel be evident in our lives.
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
In you the Word of God became flesh.
Help us always to heed the Lord’s voice:
May we never be indifferent to the cry of the poor,
or untouched by the sufferings of the sick and those in need;
may we be sensitive to the loneliness of the elderly and the vulnerability of children, 
and always love and cherish the life of every human being.
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
In you is the fullness of joy born of life with God.
Help us never to forget the meaning of our earthly journey:
May the kindly light of faith illumine our days,
the comforting power of hope direct our steps,
the contagious warmth of love stir our hearts;
and may our gaze be fixed on God, 
in whom true joy is found.
You are all-beautiful, O Mary!
Hear our prayer, graciously hear our plea:
May the beauty of God’s merciful love 
in Jesus abide in our hearts,
and may this divine beauty save us, our city 
and the entire world.
Amen.”


Sunday, 29 November 2015

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary ~ 8 December 2015



"I am the Immaculate Conception."

The Catholic Church celebrates the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary herself. From the very first moment of her life, it was God's plan as her prepared her to be the highly favoured one to become the mother of Son of God, Jesus. She preserved from all stain of original sin from the first moment of her conception in her mother, St.Anne's womb, by a singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race. Many have mistaken that the feast celebrates Jesus’ conception, but in actually it celebrates Mary’s Immaculate Conception.

Loving God, We thank you for the example of Mary, whom you chose to be the mother of your only Son, Jesus. She lived her life with love for you and for others. Help us to do the same. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen. 

On this Solemnity, then, by contemplating our beautiful Immaculate Mother, let us also recognize our truest destiny, our deepest vocation: to be loved, to be transformed by love, to be transformed by the beauty of God. Let us look to her, our Mother, and allow her to look upon us, for she is our mother and she loves us so much; let us allow ourselves to be watched over by her so that we may learn how to be more humble, and also more courageous in following the Word of God; to welcome the tender embrace of her Son Jesus, an embrace that gives us life, hope and peace. (Pope Francis, 2nd Sunday of Advent, 8 December 2013)


Reading 1
Genesis 3:9-15, 20
After the man, Adam, had eaten of the tree,
the LORD God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”
He answered, “I heard you in the garden;
but I was afraid, because I was naked,
so I hid myself.”
Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked?
You have eaten, then,
from the tree of which I had forbidden you to eat!”
The man replied, “The woman whom you put here with me
she gave me fruit from the tree, and so I ate it.”
The LORD God then asked the woman,
“Why did you do such a thing?”
The woman answered, “The serpent tricked me into it, so I ate it.”

Then the LORD God said to the serpent:
“Because you have done this, you shall be banned
from all the animals
and from all the wild creatures;
on your belly shall you crawl,
and dirt shall you eat
all the days of your life.
I will put enmity between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and hers;
he will strike at your head,
while you strike at his heel.”

The man called his wife Eve,
because she became the mother of all the living.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.
The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.
R. Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous deeds.


Reading 2
Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12
Brothers and sisters:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who has blessed us in Christ
with every spiritual blessing in the heavens,
as he chose us in him, before the foundation of the world,
to be holy and without blemish before him.
In love he destined us for adoption to himself through Jesus Christ,
in accord with the favor of his will,
for the praise of the glory of his grace
that he granted us in the beloved.

In him we were also chosen,
destined in accord with the purpose of the One
who accomplishes all things according to the intention of his will,
so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,
we who first hoped in Christ.

Alleluia
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you;
blessed are you among women.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel
Luke 1:26-38
The angel Gabriel was sent from God
to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph,
of the house of David,
and the virgin’s name was Mary.
And coming to her, he said,
“Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you.”
But she was greatly troubled at what was said
and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.
Then the angel said to her,
“Do not be afraid, Mary,
for you have found favor with God.
Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son,
and you shall name him Jesus.
He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High,
and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father,
and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever,
and of his Kingdom there will be no end.”
But Mary said to the angel,
“How can this be,
since I have no relations with a man?”
And the angel said to her in reply,
“The Holy Spirit will come upon you,
and the power of the Most High will overshadow you.
Therefore the child to be born
will be called holy, the Son of God.
And behold, Elizabeth, your relative,
has also conceived a son in her old age,
and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren;
for nothing will be impossible for God.”
Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.”
Then the angel departed from her.

This Advent, show that Jesus is present in our own lives ....


Embrace the spirit of giving, think about how blessed are we and therefore we should be aware of the people in need around us. Let them feel the joy and love.

Giving to others is one way Christians can live their faith especially in the current season of advent. Please be as generous, James 2:17 ".... faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead."

Some of the many ways we can give;
  1. give your time to serve others. (volunteer to serve the community and church)
  2. provide for the needy. (food, clothings, shelter, donations and others)
  3. a simple random act of kindness.

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Colossians 3:17)

In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20:35)

Friday, 27 November 2015

Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle ~ 30 November 2015

Andrew was the brother of Peter and he was a follower of Saint John the Baptist. Andrew immediately followed Jesus after John the Baptist revealed that Jesus was Son of God and later said “Behold, the Lamb of God!” as Jesus walked by him. (John 1:34-40). Therefore, Andrew became the first disciple of Jesus and he then finds his brother Simon and brings him to Jesus. Andrew was known for bring people to Jesus, It was Andrew who brought the boy with five barley loaves and two fish to Jesus which Jesus miraculously multiplies into enough food to feed everyone (John 6:8) and again during the Passover Feast brought a group of Greeks to meet Jesus when Jesus said “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified....when I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all men to myself.” (John 12:20-33)

After the death, resurrection and the ascension of Jesus Christ, Andrew travelled around the Black Sea as far as Ukraine and Russia (he is the patron saint of Russia and Ukraine) to evangelise and spread the teaching of Jesus Christ. Andrew is also the Patron Saint of Scotland. Andrew also went to Byzantium (Istanbul in Turkey) and then to Greece. Andrew was martyred by crucifixion at Patras in Achaea in Greece. Andrew was crucified on a saltire cross which is a cross in the shape of an X and that he was tied (instead of nailed)Andrew remained tied to the cross with thick tight ropes for three days and his last words were: "Accept me, O Christ Jesus, whom I saw, whom I love, and in whom I am; accept my spirit in peace in your eternal realm."



Reading 1
Romans 10:9-18
Brothers and sisters:
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord
and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
you will be saved.
For one believes with the heart and so is justified,
and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved.
The Scripture says,
No one who believes in him will be put to shame.
There is no distinction between Jew and Greek;
the same Lord is Lord of all,
enriching all who call upon him.
For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed?
And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard?
And how can they hear without someone to preach?
And how can people preach unless they are sent?
As it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring the good news!
But not everyone has heeded the good news;
for Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed what was heard from us?
Thus faith comes from what is heard,
and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.
But I ask, did they not hear?
Certainly they did; for

Their voice has gone forth to all the earth,
and their words to the ends of the world.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 11
R. The judgements of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.
R. The judgements of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
The command of the LORD is clear,
enlightening the eye.
R. The judgements of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever;
The ordinances of the LORD are true,
all of them just.
R. The judgements of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

They are more precious than gold,
than a heap of purest gold;
Sweeter also than syrup
or honey from the comb.
R. The judgements of the Lord are true, and all of them are just.
or:
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.


Alleluia
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Come after me, says the Lord,
and I will make you fishers of men.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Matthew 4:18-22
As Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers,
Simon who is called Peter, and his brother Andrew,
casting a net into the sea; they were fishermen.
He said to them,
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
At once they left their nets and followed him.
He walked along from there and saw two other brothers,
James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They were in a boat, with their father Zebedee, mending their nets.
He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father
and followed him.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Dearest St.Jude, pray and intercede for me


Dearest St.Jude, you are the desperate and hopeless cause like me. You are known of your miraculous intercession and prayer to Jesus, I and many have felt and received your miraculous power through Jesus having our petitions answered. Therefore, I who is currently going through storms in my life, and in need of your power intercession and prayer in overcoming the difficulties that I have been facing for several months which have become beyond my means and require urgent help. I have been diagnosed to be suffering from severe OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) whereby my sleep at night is disrupted over 600 times/8hours caused by obstruction of the upper airway (windpipe) when the throat muscles intermittently relax (repetitive pauses) and block my airway during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. And now I need to buy CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure) which cost RM5600~RM5800 to use every night to ensure my airways is always open for breathing. I am also have financial difficulties where I have backlogs with the banks and some people, which I unable solve due to the sum is huge and these people are chasing me each and every day, making me even more worried. Therefore, I put all my trust, hope and believe in the hands of God and Jesus, I know I am a sinner and may they show their mercy upon me, and do not left me be put to shame or disgrace but saved and restore me. Only miracle from Jesus by the will of the Father in Heaven can heal and provide for my solution to the above mess that I have caused in my life. I want and vow to change my ways and character for the better, by the help from Jesus and the Father through your intercession and prayer, dearest St.Jude. I feel so hopeless, impossible, desperate and worried, I urgently need your miraculous intercession and prayer, which I truly believe will be answered, and the help needed soon come from Jesus with the will of Father.

Dearest please pray and intercede for all others who are also invoking your aid. Dearest St.Jude, I promise to make the devotion to you known, and I will always visit your shrine whenever I near one. Dearest St.Jude, pray and intercede for me and all others who are in desperate and hopeless situations. Amen.




Dearest St.Jude, please make use of 
the privilege given to you by the Lord, 
to urgently help those in desperateness, 
hopelessness and in despair. 
Please pray and intercede 
that all their storms be rebuke 
and the calmness in their life 
is restored, and they are saved.   




THIS IS NOT A SCAM, 
I am really going through hard times.
If you have the Heart and Willing to Help, 
you may send me a email at
and I will provide you with details
or
directly make your help available

through my PAYPAL link page.

How precious is the spirit of generosity and sacrifice


Love grows with gratitude and generous giving
Jesus taught that real giving must come from the heart. A gift that is given with a grudge or for display loses its value. But a gift given out of love, with a spirit of generosity and sacrifice, is precious. The amount or size of the gift doesn't matter as much as the cost to the giver. The poor widow could have kept one of her coins, but instead she recklessly gave away all she had! Jesus praised someone who gave barely a penny - how insignificant a sum - because it was everything she had, her whole living.

Nothing given in love is worthless
What we have to offer may look very small and not worth much, but if we put all we have at the Lord's disposal, no matter how insignificant it may seem, then God can do with it and with us what is beyond our reckoning. Do you give out of love and gratitude for what God has already given to you?

source: Don Schwager emailed by Kairos-EME

Monday, 16 November 2015

Advent ~ 2015



Liturgical Colour: Purple/Violet (First Sunday, Second Sunday and Fourth Sunday), and Pink/Rose (Third Sunday).

Advent a time of
Spiritual Waiting, Joyful Expectation, 
Hopeful Longing and Yearning 
the coming of 
our Messiah and Saviour Jesus.
Let every heart prepare Him room.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.


The word advent, from Latin, means “the coming.” The first day of Advent season always fall on the Sunday after the Solemnity of Christ King and in 2015, Advent begins on 29 November. The season of Advent is about four weeks and ends on Christmas Eve. The First Sunday of Advent also marks the beginning of the new liturgical year for the Church. The Third Sunday of Advent also known as "Gaudete Sunday" (in Latin meaning "Rejoice!”), as the “Entrance Antiphon: Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice! The Lord is near." of the Third Sunday of Advent Mass is taken from Paul's letter to the Philippians (Phil 4:4+5b). 

Christians prepare by reflecting on the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem 2000 years ago (our Saviour first coming) and also look forward for the time when Christ will come again (our Saviour next coming) though no knows actually when Christ will come again but we are reminded to always alert and ready.

"Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.“ (Matthew 25:13)

“But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”(Matthew 24:36)

“You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.”" (Luke 12:40)

When the Church celebrates the liturgy of Advent each year, she makes present this ancient expectancy of the Messiah, for by sharing in the long preparation for the Saviour's first coming, the faithful renew their ardent desire for his second coming. The birth of Jesus, the first coming of our Savior as foretold by the Prophet Isaiah,” For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. His authority shall grow continually, and there shall be endless peace for the throne of David and his kingdom. He will establish and uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time onward and forever more. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.“ (Isaiah 9:6-7) 

A popular tradition of Advent is the Advent wreath, which is a feature in many Christian homes and churches during Advent. The Advent wreath contains four candles, three purple and one pink or rose, and some contain an optional extra fifth white candle in the middle of the wreath. The three purple candles symbolize hope, peace, and love, and they are lit on the first, second, and fourth Sundays of Advent. The pink or rose candle symbolizes joy, and lit on the third Sunday. The optional fifth white candle is lit on Christmas day, symbolizes the birth of Jesus, the light of the world. 

Before lighting each candle weekly, say the following weekly prayer.

First Week
All-powerful God, increase our strength of will for doing good that Christ may find an eager welcome at his coming and call us to his side in the kingdom of heaven, where he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. AMEN.

Second Week
God of power and mercy open our hearts in welcome. Remove the things that hinder us from receiving Christ with joy so that we may share his wisdom and become one with him when he comes in glory, for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. AMEN.

Third Week
Lord God may we, your people, who look forward to the birthday of Christ experience the joy of salvation and celebrate that feast with love and thanksgiving. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Fourth Week
Father, all-powerful God, your eternal Word took flesh on our earth when the Virgin Mary placed her life at the service of your plan. Lift our minds in watchful hope to hear the voice which announces his glory and open our minds to receive the Spirit who prepares us for his coming. We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Source of weekly Advent prayer (before the respective Advent candle is lit): www.loyolapress.com


Other feast and solemnity that fall within the Advent season are:
  • 30 November - Feast of St. Andrew, the Apostle.
  • 8 December - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • 12 December - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Pray for Paris @ France


Let us pray for Paris @ France, 
May the Lord, 
rebuke the terrorist attack, 
keep His people safe 
and restore the peace in Paris. 
Amen.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Love others selflessly and unconditionally


The love of God compels us to give our best
How can we love others selflessly and unconditionally? Scripture tells us that God himself is love (1 John 4:16) - he is the author of life and the source of all true relationships of love and friendship. He created us in love for love, and he fills our hearts with the boundless love that gives whatever is good for the sake of another (Romans 5:5). If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us (1 John 4:12).
source: Kairos-EME

Monday, 9 November 2015

The Solemnity Our Lord Jesus Christ the King, King of the Universe (Feast of Christ the King) ~ 22 November 2015

The feast of Christ the King instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI. His Encyclical on the feast of Christ the King "Quas Primas" was promulgated on 11 December 1925. The feast of Christ the King is celebrated on the last Sunday of Ordinary Time which is the Sunday before Advent.
Liturgical Colour : White / Gold


We honour and proclaim Kingship of Christ and His royalty over men,
  • Christ is God, the Creator of the universe and has supreme and absolute dominion over all His creations.
  • Christ is our Redeemer, He suffered and was crucified, and died, He purchase our salvation by His precious blood that flow down the Holy Cross and we now belong to Him. "You were not redeemed with corruptible things, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unspotted and undefiled."We are no longer our own property, for Christ has purchased us "with a great price"
  • Christ is the Head of the Church, and we are His people, the body of the Church.
  • God gave Christ the nations of the world for Him to rule and all knees shall bow, praise, worship and glorify before Him our Divine Messiah , from the Blood of David, the Lion of Judah. It is Christ whom the Father "hath appointed heir of all things"; "for he must reign until at the end of the world he hath put all his enemies under the feet of God and the Father. "While nations insult the beloved name of Christ our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights.

"For a child is born to us and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace. His empire shall be multiplied, and there shall be no end of peace. He shall sit upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom; to establish it and strengthen it with judgement and with justice, from henceforth and for ever."

Jesus Christ our King must reign in our minds, which should assent with perfect submission and firm belief to revealed truths and to the doctrines of Christ. He must reign in our wills, which should obey the laws and precepts of God. He must reign in our hearts, which should spurn natural desires and love God above all things, and cleave to him alone. He must reign in our bodies and in our members, which should serve as instruments for the interior sanctification of our souls.

Christ our King is not an oppressive ruler, but one who is willing to die for humanity and whose "loving-kindness endures forever." He gives us true freedom, freedom in Him and therefore we must never forget that Christ radically redefined and transformed the concept of kingship. Christ's kingship is one of humility and service, as Jesus said in the gospel;
  • For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
  • Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?”.... Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” (John 33b, 36-37)

"Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; 
the scepter of thy kingdom 
is a scepter of righteousness."

We glorify and praised, 
Jesus Christ the King, King of all the Universe.
He alone is Just and full of Mercy and Love. 

Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe, grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service and ceaselessly proclaim your praise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Reading 1
Daniel 7:13-14As the visions during the night continued, I saw
one like a Son of man coming,
on the clouds of heaven;
when he reached the Ancient One
and was presented before him,
the one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
that shall not be taken away,
his kingship shall not be destroyed.


Responsorial Psalm 
Psalm 93:1, 1-2, 5
R. The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.
The LORD is king, in splendour robed;
robed is the LORD and girt about with strength.
R. The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.
And he has made the world firm,
not to be moved.
Your throne stands firm from of old;
from everlasting you are, O LORD.
R. The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.
Your decrees are worthy of trust indeed;
holiness befits your house,
O LORD, for length of days.
R. The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.



Reading 2
Revelation 1:5-8
Jesus Christ is the faithful witness,
the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,
who has made us into a kingdom, priests for his God and Father,
to him be glory and power forever and ever. Amen.
Behold, he is coming amid the clouds,
and every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him.
All the peoples of the earth will lament him.
Yes. Amen.

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, " says the Lord God,
"the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty."


Alleluia
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
John 18:33b-37
Pilate said to Jesus,
"Are you the King of the Jews?"
Jesus answered, "Do you say this on your own
or have others told you about me?"
Pilate answered, "I am not a Jew, am I?
Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me.
What have you done?"
Jesus answered, "My kingdom does not belong to this world.
If my kingdom did belong to this world,
my attendants would be fighting
to keep me from being handed over to the Jews.
But as it is, my kingdom is not here."
So Pilate said to him, "Then you are a king?"
Jesus answered, "You say I am a king.
For this I was born and for this I came into the world,
to testify to the truth.
Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

Sunday, 8 November 2015

First Holy Communion Prayer

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present 
in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You 
into my soul. 
I believe it because 
you have said it and 
I am ready to give my life 
to maintain this truth. 
Amen.

Sacrament of Confirmation Prayer


Spirit of God, grant me; 
The gift of wisdom 
To see the world through your eyes, 
The gift of counsel 
To make difficult decisions, 
The gifts of knowledge and understanding 
To use my mind to know you and to love you, 
The gift of fortitude 
To have the courage to live in the faith 
Despite the difficulties and disappointments, 
The gift of piety 
To be able to express my special love 
And commitment to you, 
And the right kind of awesome fear 
That makes me pause to wonder 
and revere God’s Love. 
Amen. 

Prayer at begin of a new day, grace before meals, grace after meals, and end of day


As you awake in the morning of each new day,
God, our Father, 
I offer you today, 
all that I think and do and say. 
I offer it with what was done 
on earth by Jesus Christ, your Son. 
Amen.

Grace Before Meals,
Bless us, O Lord, 
and these thy gifts, 
which we are about 
to receive from thy bounty, 
through Christ our Lord. 
Amen. 



Grace After Meals,

We give thee thanks, 
for all thy benefits, 
Almighty God, who live
and reign for ever. 
And may the souls of 
the faithful departed, 
through the mercy of God, 
rest in peace. 
Amen.



Before you go to bed, at night each day,
God, our Father, 
this day is done. 
We ask you and 
Jesus Christ, your Son, 
that with the Spirit, 
our welcome guest, 
you guard our sleep 
and bless our rest. 
Amen.

You need a miracle tomorrow


You never know when God is going to bless you!
GOD is GOOD, all the TIME.



Dear Almighty Lord God Jesus Christ, 
I thank you for this day, 
for this is the day that the Lord has made, 
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I thank you for my being able to see, and to hear, 
and to speak, and to feel, and to taste 
of Your good creation this day and every day.
I'm blessed because you are such a loving 
and such a forgiving God, 
and such an understanding and caring God.
You have done so much for me 
and yet you keep on blessing me.
Forgive me this day for everything I have ever done, 
or ever said or ever thought that was not pleasing to you. 
I say I am so sorry.
I now repent and ask for your forgiveness.
Please keep me safe O God 
from all danger, hurt, and harm.
Help me to start this day and every day 
with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day, 
to clear my mind so that I can hear from you.
Please broaden my mind so that I can accept 
all things according to God's Will. 
Let me not whine and whimper
over things I have no control over, 
for all things are working together 
for my good and God's Glory.
And when I'm pushed beyond my limits, 
give me the best response, 
a response which says Alleluia, and Praise the Lord, 
and Thanks be unto the Most High God Almighty, 
I know that when I can't pray, 
You listen to the prayer of my heart.
Continue to use me to do your will.
Continue to bless me so that I may be A blessing to others.
Keep me strong so that I may help the weak.
Keep me uplifted so that I may have Words 
of encouragement for the discouraged.
I pray for those that are lost and can't find their way, 
that they come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour  even through this prayer I am now praying.

I pray for those that are misjudged, misguided, 
misused, and misunderstood. 
I pray for those who don't know you intimately.
I pray for those who will delete or ignore this prayer
without sharing the Love of God with others.
I pray for those that don't believe.
But I thank You, that I do believe
that God changes people and God changes things.
I pray for all my sisters and brothers,
for each and every one of the family members
in their households. 
I pray for peace, love, and joy in their homes; 
I pray that they are out of debt
And that all their financial needs are met, 
and they have more than enough to be a blessing to others.
I pray for every eye that reads and says this prayer
that they come to know that there is no problem, 
no circumstance, no situation that is greater than God, 
for God is greater than all, God is greater in all, 
God is greater through all, and God is greater upon all.
For God, the Most High God Almighty 
of all the Universes is truly the Greatest of All.

I pray for all my enemies, and those who have used me 
and abused me, and have lifted up their hands 
and their tongue against me. 
I now forgive them for all they have done. In Jesus Name, all my enemies are now forgiven, 
and I pray God forgiveness upon all my enemies, 
for they do not know what they are doing, 
for I am a Child of God.
So every battle that I have ever encountered in my life 
is now in God's Loving hands, for You, 
O God fights all my battles for me.
I pray that these words be believed, 
received and accepted into the hearts of every eye 
that sees them and every tongue that confesses them
in name of Jesus Christ. 
I pray believing, receiving and accepting 
God's miracles in my life this day and every day, 
for God's Divine favour is now my heritage, 
in Jesus Name. Amen and Amen! 
It is done! O' Praise The Lord! Alleluia!


To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did. Therefore, please share this prayer to as many people as possible now, make it known around the world and let this be your ministry unto God who brings miracles in your life today and everyday. You will never know how many people you will bring to the foot of the Cross.

Heavenly Father God I so love you and I need you. I confess that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God, my Lord, my Saviour, my Redeemer and my King, and I confess this day and every day that I am highly favoured by God and man. Please come into my life, Lord Jesus Christ and change my heart now!
All Glory, Honour, Blessing. Praise, Power and Thanksgiving belong to You, Heavenly Father.