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  • On Prayer and Ministry

    04/30/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT · by ELS · 4 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 25, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On Prayer and Ministry Without prayer 'we risk suffocating amid a thousand daily cares' VATICAN CITY, APRIL 25, 2012 ( Here is a translation of the Italian-language catechesis Benedict XVI gave today during the general audience held in St. Peter’s Square.  The Pope continued his reflection on prayer in the Acts of the Apostles. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, In the last catechesis, I showed that from the beginning of her journey, the Church found herself having to face unforeseen situations, new questions and emergencies, which she sought to respond to in the light of faith, by allowing...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes

    04/30/2012 5:28:45 AM PDT · by jackv · 29 replies
    4-30-12 | jackv
    "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."(John 14:27) "Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare of the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I am trusting Him."(Psalm 91:1-2)
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 3, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:51:24 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Vital Intercession ". . . praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit . . ." —Ephesians 6:18 As we continue on in our intercession for others, we may find that our obedience to God in interceding is going to cost those for whom we intercede more than we ever thought. The danger in this is that we begin to intercede in sympathy with those whom God was gradually lifting up to a totally different level in direct answer to our prayers. Whenever we step back from our close identification with God’s interest and concern for others...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 2, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:49:34 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Patience To Wait for the Vision "Though it tarries, wait for it . . ." —Habakkuk 2:3 Patience is not the same as indifference; patience conveys the idea of someone who is tremendously strong and able to withstand all assaults. Having the vision of God is the source of patience because it gives us God’s true and proper inspiration. Moses endured, not because of his devotion to his principles of what was right, nor because of his sense of duty to God, but because he had a vision of God. “. . . he endured as seeing Him...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [May 1, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:46:28 AM PDT · by Vision · 4 replies
    Faith— Not Emotion "We walk by faith, not by sight" —2 Corinthians 5:7 For a while, we are fully aware of God’s concern for us. But then, when God begins to use us in His work, we begin to take on a pitiful look and talk only of our trials and difficulties. And all the while God is trying to make us do our work as hidden people who are not in the spotlight. None of us would be hidden spiritually if we could help it. Can we do our work when it seems that God has sealed up...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 30, 2012]

    04/30/2012 4:35:35 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Spontaneous Love "Love suffers long and is kind . . ." —1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is not premeditated—it is spontaneous; that is, it bursts forth in extraordinary ways. There is nothing of precise certainty in Paul’s description of love. We cannot predetermine our thoughts and actions by saying, “Now I will never think any evil thoughts, and I will believe everything that Jesus would have me to believe.” No, the characteristic of love is spontaneity. We don’t deliberately set the statements of Jesus before us as our standard, but when His Spirit is having His way with us, we...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/30/12)[Prayer]

    04/30/2012 4:14:46 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/30/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 27 A Psalm of David 1. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? 2. When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. 3. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 4. One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-30-12, Optional Memorial, St. Pius V, Pope

    04/29/2012 8:18:54 PM PDT · by Salvation · 41 replies ^ | 04-30-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 30, 2012 Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 11:1-18 The Apostles and the brothers who were in Judeaheard that the Gentiles too had accepted the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalemthe circumcised believers confronted him, saying,'You entered the house of uncircumcised people and ate with them." Peter began and explained it to them step by step, saying,"I was at prayer in the city of Joppawhen in a trance I had a vision,something resembling a large sheet coming down,lowered from the sky by its four corners, and it came to...
  • Prayers Requested For My Client And Friend Marie

    04/29/2012 3:31:00 PM PDT · by Amberdawn · 18 replies
    Dear Freeper Friends, Please pray for my friend Marie.
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/29/2012 12:33:08 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 14 replies
    4-29-12 | Kitty Mittens
    Revelation 7:12 Blessing, and Glory, and Wisdom, and Thanksgiving, And Honor, and Power, and Might, Be to our God Forever and Ever, amen!
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem, (4/29/12)[Prayer]

    04/29/2012 4:30:49 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/29/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 3 A Psalm of David, When he fled from Absalom, his son 1. Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah 3. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 4. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. 5 I laid me down and slept;...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 29, 2012]

    04/29/2012 4:14:54 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Gracious Uncertainty ". . . it has not yet been revealed what we shall be . . ." —1 John 3:2 Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Consequently, we do not put down roots. Our common sense says, “Well, what if I were in that circumstance?” We cannot...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-29-12, Fourth Sunday of Easter

    04/28/2012 6:12:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 49 replies ^ | 04-29-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 29, 2012 Fourth Sunday of Easter Reading 1Acts 4:8-12 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said:"Leaders of the people and elders:If we are being examined todayabout a good deed done to a cripple,namely, by what means he was saved,then all of you and all the people of Israel should knowthat it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazoreanwhom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;in his name this man stands before you healed.He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,which has become the cornerstone.There is no salvation through anyone else,nor is there any...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 28, 2012]

    04/28/2012 4:06:38 AM PDT · by Vision · 11 replies
    What You Will Get "I will give your life to you as a prize in all places, wherever you go" —Jeremiah 45:5 This is the firm and immovable secret of the Lord to those who trust Him— “I will give your life to you . . . .” What more does a man want than his life? It is the essential thing. “. . . your life . . . as a prize . . .” means that wherever you may go, even if it is into hell, you will come out with your life and nothing can harm...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/28/12)[Prayer]

    04/28/2012 3:31:18 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/28/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 143 A Psalm of David 1. Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. 2. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified. 3. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. 4. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. 5. I...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-28-12, Opt. Mem. St. Peter Chanel, St. Louis de Montfort

    04/27/2012 8:09:56 PM PDT · by Salvation · 51 replies ^ | 04-28-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 28, 2012 Saturday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 9:31-42 The Church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samariawas at peace.She was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit she grew in numbers. As Peter was passing through every region,he went down to the holy ones living in Lydda.There he found a man named Aeneas,who had been confined to bed for eight years, for he was paralyzed.Peter said to him,"Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed."He got up at once.And all...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes & Nation

    04/27/2012 2:51:31 PM PDT · by tajgirvan · 11 replies
    My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. ~Psalm 73:26 (KJV)
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/27/12)[Prayer]

    04/27/2012 4:41:05 AM PDT · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/27/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 28 A Psalm of David 1. Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 2. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle. 3. Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbors, but mischief is in their hearts. 4. Give them according to their deeds,...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 27, 2012]

    04/27/2012 4:39:25 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    What Do You Want? "Do you seek great things for yourself?" —Jeremiah 45:5 Are you seeking great things for yourself, instead of seeking to be a great person? God wants you to be in a much closer relationship with Himself than simply receiving His gifts— He wants you to get to know Him. Even some large thing we want is only incidental; it comes and it goes. But God never gives us anything incidental. There is nothing easier than getting into the right relationship with God, unless it is not God you seek, but only what He can give...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-27-12

    04/26/2012 9:28:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies ^ | 04-27-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 27, 2012 Friday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 9:1-20 Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,went to the high priest and asked himfor letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that,if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way,he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains. On his journey, as he was nearing Damascus,a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him,"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"He said, "Who are you, sir?" The...