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, Jesus knew His passion in Life and was set on completing the work that You gave Him to fulfill. You also implanted in my heart a passion that I have not given proper respect, nor have I taken it seriously enough. I have not trained and disciplined myself nearly enough to complete the work that You gave me to do. In fact, I may have just scratched the surface in my pursuit. Father, help me to gain the confidence, energy and persistance of Jesus to accomplish the work that You gave me to do, no matter who or what obstacles stand before me. Help me to be more of what I should be and less of what I should not be. I am ready to accept the mission that You implanted in my heart and follow through to its completion. I ask for Your Divine Guidance and Blessing as I pursue my passion in Life, just as Jesus pursued and realized His Passion. Thank You for the awareness today of fulfilling my passion while always remembering the Passion of Christ.
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 John
31 The Jews took up stones again to stone Him.
32 Jesus answered them, "I have shown you many Good works from the Father; for which of these do you stone me?"
33 The Jews answered Him, "It is not for a Good work that we stone You but for blasphemy; because You, being a man, make yourself God."
34 Jesus answered them, "Is it not written in your law, `I said, you are gods'?
35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came (and scripture cannot be broken),
36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, `You are blaspheming,' because I said, `I am the Son of God'?
37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe Me;
38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me and I am in the Father."
39 Again they tried to arrest Him, but He escaped from their hands.
40 He went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first baptized, and there He remained.
41 And many came to Him; and they said, "John did no sign, but everything that John said about this man was true."
42 And many believed in Him there.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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