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 I treat strangers with less attention and respect than I should. I know how judgmental I can be and I also know how unattractive I can be when I behave in this way. Yet, I don't know why I do this and I offer no excuse. As I think about this lack of attention and respect toward strangers and those who assist me in my everyday Life, it has made me think more about how I treat those who are closest to me and those that I Love, including my friends and family. 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. Please help me to be a more forgiving, tolerant and merciful. I do realize what I have 'not' done to the least of your brothers and sisters, I have also done to You. Please help 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 Matthew
14 But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against Him, how to destroy Him.
15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed Him, and He healed them all,
16 and ordered them not to make Him known.
17 This was to fulfil what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah:
18 "Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon Him, and He shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles.
19 He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will any one hear His voice in the streets;
20 He will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till He brings justice to victory;
21 and in His name will the Gentiles hope."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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