Today’s Scripture Reading: Psalm 70, 74; Genesis 42:29-38; I Corinthians 6:12-30; Mark 4:21-34
Today’s Writer: Mary Cottrell
When Joseph commanded Jacob’s sons to leave Benjamin behind in Egypt, Jacob who had seen God face-to-face years before fell into fear and despair instead peace and trust (Gen.32:30). Like Jacob, we may face times when fear overcomes us in spite of past encounters with the Lord.
During this season of Lent, let us bring our weaknesses, our fears, our losses before the Lord in prayer.
“Lord in your mercy, draw us closer in times of trouble, help us to see your hand upon us. Give us strength and peace as we walk through those times of our own fear and despair. Help us to cling to you and to lean on you instead of ourselves. Teach us to be grateful in every circumstance. In Jesus name. Amen”
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Beautiful prayer. Thank you.
The Catholic church has many weak Catholics who seek power, prasie and pleasure at the expense of truth. No office and no person can be thought of as exempt. For 2000 years popes have told us one thing and then we see JP II is having lunch in Synagogues and letting a medicine man give him a blessing. We see bishops attending the installation of the episcopal guy who is calling himself a bishop, despite no valid orders. Catholics are rare who did not become confused, even priests, nuns and bishops and about 99% of Catholics lost the faith, IMHO. However, the faith of the Catholic church is pure truth and cannot be changed by popes who are fearful of leading, which then makes bishops and priest fearful of doing their job. The sort of priests, bishops and popes we have is a form of punishment on us for not being faithful Catholics. Being pro life is a supreme good thing to do, and once more 99% of Catholics will not lift a finger. I know, I have spent much time in pro life. We must not worry of those who will not help, but work to bring in new helpers, and with prayer, God will supply.