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, the reading below reminds me not be boastful or full of pride because there is nothing Good that I can do or will do that did not come from You. It would be absolutely impossible for me to do something even greater than Good that I could not give You the credit for, because without You, I would be nothing. Anything I do that is even remotely Good or greater, I should be rejoicing in Your Name. It is all because of You because You are the Source of all things Good, wonderful, positive, successful and healing. How could I rejoice in my successes without first giving You credit? You are truly the Source of joy, which is why I should rejoice in Your Name.
Thank You for this wonderful awareness of how often I allow my ego to get in the way and when that happens, it blocks me from seeing You because I give credit to myself. Forgive me Father for all of the times when I pretend, act and busy myself with engaging behavior that is unbecoming of who You created me to be. My desire is to have my outward physical appearance match my inner spiritual reality. Thank You for Your mercy and not giving me what I probably deserve, but instead giving me the Love, time and knowledge to grasp the errors of my ways and make the appropriate changes. You truly are kind, forgiving, just and merciful. I Love You!
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!"
18 And He said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you.
20 Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."
21 In that same hour He rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
22 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
23 Then turning to the disciples He said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see what you see!
24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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