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One Minute Reflection – 11 January – 5th day after Epiphany – Today’s Gospel: Luke 5:12–16

One Minute Reflection – 11 January – 5th day after Epiphany – Today’s Gospel: Luke 5:12–16

But he withdrew to the wilderness and prayed…Luke 5:16

REFLECTION – “Not by words alone but also by deeds, has God taught us to pray.   He Himself prayed frequently and demonstrated what we ought to do, by the testimony of His own example.   As it is written:  “But he himself was in retirement in the desert and in prayer,” and again, “He went out into the mountain to pray and continued all night in prayer to God.”   But if He who was without sin prayed, how much more ought sinners to pray and if He prayed continually, watching through the whole night with uninterrupted petitions, how much more ought we to lie awake at night in continuing prayer!”…St Cyprian of Carthage (c 200- c 258) Bishop and Martyr, Father of the Church (The Lord’s Prayer #29)luke 5 16 but he withdrew to the wilderness - but if he who was without sin - st cyprian 11 jan 2019.jpg

PRAYER – Almighty God and Father, by the guidance of a star, You revealed the birth of the Saviour of the world and by His teachings, the way of our path to You is shown to us. Open our minds and our hearts to these revelations and let them bear fruit in our lives. Listen we pray, to the prayers of St Tommaso da Cori on our behalf, who so diligently followed Your revelationS.   Through Jesus, our Lord and Christ, with the Holy Spirit, God forever, amen.st tommaso of cori pray for us 11 jan 2019.jpg

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