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, when certain things rub me the wrong way about others, I fail to see the reflection of myself. It's easier to point one finger at someone else than to recognize the three pointing back at me. I suppose some things wouldn't bother me so much if I didn't see so much of myself in the circumstances. Often times I'm standing so close that I can only see bits and pieces and fail to stand back and take in the entire picture. Father, help me to see the metaphors and story lines in my own Life that will help me become the person that You created me to be.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
10 He was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.
11 And a woman was there who for eighteen years had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
12 When Jesus saw her, He called to her and said, "Woman, you are set free of your infirmity."
13 He laid His hands on her, and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.
14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath, said to the crowd in reply, "There are six days when work should be done. Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day."
15 The Lord said to Him in reply, "Hypocrites! Does not each one of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his ass from the manger and lead it out for watering?
16 This daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now, ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day from this bondage?"
17 When He said this, all his adversaries were humiliated; and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by Him.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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