For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, there are times when my willingness to help others in a time of need is lacking. I don't know why I do this and I offer no excuse. It could be shear laziness, not wanting to get involved, maybe because I'm too busy with my own needs and maybe its just selfishness. As I think about this lack of attention and respect toward others, including strangers, it has made me think more about how far I am willing to help those who are closest to me and those that I Love, including my friends and family. So often we hear, "If you need anything, give me a call." People who are in such desperate or lonely need are less likely to reach out and I know that thereby making them less likely to reach out to me and then I'm off the hook of helping. It is me who should take it upon myself to make the call or connection or just show up and help. I should just show up! Father, help me to become the Loving and kind person that You made me to be and help me to see your "I AM" presence in every person who I come in contact with on my spiritual progression path. Please bless me to be a more helpful, empathetic and caring person. I now realize that when I wait to be asked, then I have waited too long. I also know what I have 'not' done to the least of those around me, I have also done to You. Please bless me be more attentive toward humanity and to move through my Life with grace and humility.
Through Jesus Christ's Most Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face, I thank You for this awareness. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark
53 After making the crossing, they came to land at Gennesaret and tied up there.
54 As they were leaving the boat, people immediately recognized Him.
55 They scurried about the surrounding country and began to bring in the sick on mats to wherever they heard He was.
56 Whatever villages or towns or countryside He entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged Him that they might touch only the tassel on His cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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