Office-Psalter week 1

Vestment; Violet

Today’s Rosary; Athena Sorrowful Mystery

First Isaiah 55: 10-11

Thus says the Lord; ” As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the water, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I intend, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

The word of the Lord

RESPONSORIAL PSALM 34: 4-5.6-7. 16-17.18-19(R. See 18b) R/. The Lord rescues them in all their distress.

Glorify the Lord with me;

Together let us praise his name. I sought the Lord, and he answered me; from all my terrors he set me free. R/.I

Look towards him and be radiant; let your faces not be abashed. This lowly one called; the Lord heard, and rescued him from his distress. R/.

The Lord turns his eyes to the just, and his ears are open to their cry. The Lord turns his face against the wicked to destroy their remembrance from the earth. R/.

when the just cry out, the Lord hears, and rescues them in all their distress. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; those who spirit is crushed he will save. R/.

VERSE BEFORE THE GOSPEL

Mathew 4 : 4b

GOSPEL

“pray then like This”

(Mathew 6:7-15)

Today’s Reflection

Prayer is a way of establishing a relationship with God. Through prayer we talk to God. Here Jesus teaches the disciples how to pray. There is a proper conduct for prayer. However, certain patterns of prayer, which he attributes to the Gentiles here people who do not know Gid-are bad. The Gentiles she so many words, thinking that by being verbose and flowery in the use of words, their needs. And so,he taught them how to address God their father in prayer. God is really in heaven but very close to us. We should give God due respect, but could as well sustainbus, so we, like children, should ask for our daily bread. Above all, we should ask for forgiveness provided we are willing to forgive those who offend us. Lastly, we pray to God against temptations. Draw up your prayer plan.