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One Minute Reflection – 28 July – ‘Before all else …’

One Minute Reflection – 28 July – Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, Gospel: Luke 11:1–13 and the Memorial of St Pedro Poveda (1874-1936) Martyr

“For everyone who asks, receives and he who seeks, finds and to him who knocks, it will be opened.” … Luke 11:10

REFLECTION – “The attitude of prayer is one and the same for all but there are many kinds of prayer and many different prayers.   Some converse with God as with a friend and master, interceding with praise and petition not for themselves but for others.  Some strive for more (spiritual) riches and glory and for confidence in prayer.   Others ask for complete deliverance from their adversary.   Some beg to receive some kind of rank, others for complete forgiveness of debts.   Some ask to be released from prison, others for remission of accusations.
Before all else, let us list sincere thanksgiving, first on our prayer-card.   On the second line we should put confession and heartfelt contrition of soul.   Then let us present our petition to the King of all.   This is the best way of praying.” … St John Climacus (c 575-c.650) The Ladder of Divine Ascent 28, 6-7luke 11 10 for everyone who asks - befoe all else let us put sincere thanksgiving st john climacus 28 july 2019.jpg

PRAYER – All-powerful and ever-living God, splendour of true light and never-ending day, chase away the night of sin and fill our minds with the glory of Your coming.    Take away our heart of stone and give us a heart of flesh, help us in our battle with sin and the devil.   By our prayers, Your holy sacraments and the strength of the Holy Spirit, may we be ever vigilant of the evil one.   By our baptism in Your Son, we are Your children, grant us Your protection.   Listen, to the prayers of Saint Pedro Poveda, as we ask for his intercession, through Christ our Lord, with the Holy Spirit, God for all eternity, amen.st pedro poveda pray for us 28 july 2019.jpg

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