Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $14,765
17%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 17% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: prayer

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • 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 (Zenit.org).- 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    AmberDawn
    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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RAB ^ | 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
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 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...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation(4/26/12)[Prayer]

    04/26/2012 4:44:15 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/26/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Psalm 59 1. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me. 2. Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men. 3. For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD. 4. They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold. 5. Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 26, 2012]

    04/26/2012 4:30:16 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Supreme Climb "Take now your son . . . and offer him . . . as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you" —Genesis 22:2 A person’s character determines how he interprets God’s will (see Psalm 18:25-26). Abraham interpreted God’s command to mean that he had to kill his son, and he could only leave this traditional belief behind through the pain of a tremendous ordeal. God could purify his faith in no other way. If we obey what God says according to our sincere belief, God will break us from...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-26-12

    04/25/2012 10:00:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-26-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 26, 2012 Thursday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 8:26-40 The angel of the Lord spoke to Philip,"Get up and head south on the roadthat goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza, the desert route." So he got up and set out. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch,a court official of the Candace,that is, the queen of the Ethiopians,in charge of her entire treasury,who had come to Jerusalem to worship, and was returning home.Seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah.The Spirit said to Philip,"Go and join up with that chariot." Philip ran...
  • Please pray for a Mom who's son Pauly was killed in a terrible car accident

    04/25/2012 5:20:00 PM PDT · by infool7 · 76 replies
    self | 4/25/2012 | self
    My wifes friend Kims son was driving home after church, dinner, a movie and taking his girlfriend home this Sunday. Pauly apparently fell asleep at the wheel and struck a cluster of trees. It would have been his 22nd birthday today.
  • Mojave Desert Cross War Memorial Will Stand

    04/25/2012 4:51:10 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    ACLJ ^ | 4/25/2012 | Matthew Clark
    A cross that was first erected nearly 80 years ago by the Veterans of Foreign Wars in honor of the heroes of World War I will finally be allowed to stand. More than a decade after the ACLU originally sued to have the cross memorial removed from public land, a case which ended up at the Supreme Court, a federal judge has approved a settlement of the case allowing the cross to remain. The ACLJ has been fighting to allow this cross to stand for years - an important war memorial in honor of those who have heroically served in...
  • Prayers needed for a friend

    04/25/2012 10:21:25 AM PDT · by Kidlett CLR · 42 replies
    04/25/12 | Kidlett CLR
    Hello, my friend has been told he has cancer and may not make it much longer. He is only 19 and does all he can for others. please help me pray for him to get better and make it through this cancer. He goes by Snowie, and is my online friend from Japan. Thank you all and God bless.
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    04/25/2012 10:07:20 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 12 replies
    4/25/12 | Hiskid
    As for me, I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon will I utter my complaint and moan and sigh, and He will hear my voice. He has redeemed my life in peace from the battle that was against me [so that none came near me], for they were many who strove with me. Psalm 55:16-18
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 25, 2012]

    04/25/2012 4:31:29 AM PDT · by Vision · 6 replies
    "Ready in Season" "Be ready in season and out of season" —2 Timothy 4:2 Many of us suffer from the unbalanced tendency to “be ready” only “out of season.” The season does not refer to time; it refers to us. This verse says, “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season.” In other words, we should “be ready” whether we feel like it or not. If we do only what we feel inclined to do, some of us would never do anything. There are some people who are totally unemployable in the spiritual realm. They are...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/25/12)[Prayer]

    04/25/2012 4:06:04 AM PDT · by left that other site · 25 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/25/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 110 1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2. The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. 3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth. 4. The LORD hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-25-12, Feast, St. Mark, Evangelist

    04/24/2012 10:48:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-25-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 25, 2012 Feast of Saint Mark, Evangelist Reading 11 Pt 5:5b-14 Beloved: Clothe yourselves with humilityin your dealings with one another, for: God opposes the proudbut bestows favor on the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God,that he may exalt you in due time.Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. Be sober and vigilant.Your opponent the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lionlooking for someone to devour.Resist him, steadfast in faith,knowing that your brothers and sisters throughout the worldundergo the same sufferings.The God of all gracewho called you to...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/24/12)[Prayer]

    04/24/2012 4:34:19 AM PDT · by left that other site · 26 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/24/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 137 An Experience of the Captivity. 1 By the rivers of Babylon, There we sat down and wept, When we remembered Zion. 2 Upon the willows in the midst of it We hung our harps. 3 For there our captors demanded of us songs, And our tormentors mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion. 4 How can we sing the LORDS song In a foreign land? 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, May my right hand forget her skill. 6 May my tongue cling to the roof of...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 24, 2012]

    04/24/2012 4:32:34 AM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    The Warning Against Desiring Spiritual Success "Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you . . ." —Luke 10:20 Worldliness is not the trap that most endangers us as Christian workers; nor is it sin. The trap we fall into is extravagantly desiring spiritual success; that is, success measured by, and patterned after, the form set by this religious age in which we now live. Never seek after anything other than the approval of God, and always be willing to go “outside the camp, bearing His reproach” (Hebrews 13:13). In Luke 10:20 , Jesus told...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/23/12)[Prayer]

    04/23/2012 4:38:01 AM PDT · by left that other site · 20 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/23/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 44 1 For the Leader; [a Psalm] of the sons of Korah. Maschil. 2 O God, we have heard with our ears, our fathers have told us; a work Thou didst in their days, in the days of old. 3 Thou with Thy hand didst drive out the nations, and didst plant them in; Thou didst break the peoples, and didst spread them abroad. 4 For not by their own sword did they get the land in possession, neither did their own arm save them; but Thy right hand, and Thine arm,...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 23, 2012]

    04/23/2012 4:33:41 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Do You Worship The Work? "We are God’s fellow workers . . ." —1 Corinthians 3:9 Beware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian workers should be their concentration on God. This will mean that all the other boundaries of life, whether they are mental, moral, or spiritual limits, are completely free with the freedom God gives His child; that is, a worshiping child, not a wayward one. A worker who lacks this serious controlling emphasis of...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-23-12, Opt Mem St. George, St. Adalbert, Bishop, Martyrs

    04/22/2012 8:39:04 PM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 23, 2012 Monday of the Third Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 6:8-15 Stephen, filled with grace and power,was working great wonders and signs among the people.Certain members of the so-called Synagogue of Freedmen,Cyreneans, and Alexandrians,and people from Cilicia and Asia,came forward and debated with Stephen,but they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.Then they instigated some men to say,"We have heard him speaking blasphemous wordsagainst Moses and God."They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes,accosted him, seized him,and brought him before the Sanhedrin.They presented false witnesses who testified,"This man...
  • Pray for our American Heroes

    04/22/2012 6:01:03 PM PDT · by Kitty Mittens · 19 replies
    4-22-12 | Kitty Mittens
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 22, 2012]

    04/22/2012 5:16:51 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Light That Never Fails "We all, with unveiled face, beholding . . . the glory of the Lord . . ." —2 Corinthians 3:18 A servant of God must stand so very much alone that he never realizes he is alone. In the early stages of the Christian life, disappointments will come— people who used to be lights will flicker out, and those who used to stand with us will turn away. We have to get so used to it that we will not even realize we are standing alone. Paul said, “. . . no one stood...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/22/12)[Prayer]

    04/22/2012 5:06:32 AM PDT · by left that other site · 19 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/22/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 106 1. Hallelujah. O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever. 2 Who can express the mighty acts of the LORD, or make all His praise to be heard? 3 Happy are they that keep justice, that do righteousness at all times. 4 Remember me, O LORD, when Thou favourest Thy people; O think of me at Thy salvation; 5 That I may behold the prosperity of Thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Thy nation, that I may glory with...
  • Catholic Caucus: Sunday Mass Readings, 04-22-12, Third Sunday of Easter

    04/21/2012 9:08:21 PM PDT · by Salvation · 45 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-22-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 22, 2012 Third Sunday of Easter Reading 1Acts 3:13-15, 17-19 Peter said to the people:"The God of Abraham,the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus,whom you handed over and denied in Pilate's presencewhen he had decided to release him.You denied the Holy and Righteous Oneand asked that a murderer be released to you.The author of life you put to death,but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.Now I know, brothers,that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;but God has...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 21, 2012]

    04/21/2012 4:09:11 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Don’t Hurt the Lord "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip?" —John 14:9 Our Lord must be repeatedly astounded at us-astounded at how “un-simple” we are. It is our own opinions that make us dense and slow to understand, but when we are simple we are never dense; we have discernment all the time. Philip expected the future revelation of a tremendous mystery, but not in Jesus, the Person he thought he already knew. The mystery of God is not in what is going to be-it is now, though we look...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/21/12)[Prayer]

    04/21/2012 4:01:13 AM PDT · by left that other site · 21 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/21/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 125 The LORD Surrounds His People. A Song of Ascents. 1. Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever. 2. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. 3. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong. 4. Do good, O LORD, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-21-12, Opt. Mem, St. Anselm. Bishop & Doctor/Church

    04/21/2012 1:22:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-21-12 | Revised New American bible
    April 21, 2012 Saturday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,"It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,filled with the Spirit and wisdom,whom we shall appoint to this task,whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayerand to the ministry of the word."The proposal was acceptable to the whole...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 04-20-12

    04/21/2012 1:17:09 AM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 04-20-12 | Revised New American Bible
    April 20, 2012 Friday of the Second Week of Easter Reading 1Acts 5:34-42 A Pharisee in the Sanhedrin named Gamaliel,a teacher of the law, respected by all the people,stood up, ordered the Apostles to be put outside for a short time,and said to the Sanhedrin, "Fellow children of Israel,be careful what you are about to do to these men.Some time ago, Theudas appeared, claiming to be someone important,and about four hundred men joined him, but he was killed,and all those who were loyal to himwere disbanded and came to nothing.After him came Judas the Galilean at the...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes & Nation

    04/20/2012 7:20:00 PM PDT · by tajgirvan · 14 replies
    4-20-2012 | tajgirvan
    "One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock." ~~Psalm 27:4,5 ~~
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (4/20/12)[Prayer]

    04/20/2012 4:37:17 AM PDT · by left that other site · 18 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/20/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Isaiah 49 Promise to Zion 14 But Zion said, The LORD has forsaken me, And the Lord has forgotten me. 15 Can a woman forget her nursing child And have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. 16 Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me. 17 Your builders hurry; Your destroyers and devastators Will depart from you. 18 Lift up your eyes and look around; All of them gather together, they come...
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 20, 2012]

    04/20/2012 4:20:05 AM PDT · by Vision · 3 replies
    Can a Saint Falsely Accuse God? "All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen . . ." —2 Corinthians 1:20 Jesus’ parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25:14-30 was a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacities. This parable has nothing to do with natural gifts and abilities, but relates to the gift of the Holy Spirit as He was first given at Pentecost. We must never measure our spiritual capacity on the basis of our education or our intellect; our capacity in spiritual things is measured on the...
  • On the Apostles' Response to Persecution

    04/19/2012 8:23:46 PM PDT · by ELS · 10 replies
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 19, 2012 | Benedict XVI
    On the Apostles' Response to Persecution "In the face of trial, they pray, they get in touch with God" VATICAN CITY, APRIL 19, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave at the general audience Wednesday. * * * Dear brothers and sisters, After the great feasts we return to the catechesis on prayer. In the audience before Holy Week we reflected on the figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary, present in the midst of the apostles when they were awaiting the descent of the Holy Spirit. An atmosphere of prayer accompanied the Church’s first steps....
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [April 19, 2012]

    04/19/2012 4:03:11 PM PDT · by Vision · 2 replies
    Beware of the Least Likely Temptation "Joab had defected to Adonijah, though he had not defected to Absalom" —1 Kings 2:28 Joab withstood the greatest test of his life, remaining absolutely loyal to David by not turning to follow after the fascinating and ambitious Absalom. Yet toward the end of his life he turned to follow after the weak and cowardly Adonijah. Always remain alert to the fact that where one person has turned back is exactly where anyone may be tempted to turn back (see 1 Corinthians 10:11-13). You may have just victoriously gone through a great crisis,...
  • Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation (4/19/12)[Prayer]

    04/19/2012 1:16:31 PM PDT · by left that other site · 14 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/19/12 | left that other site
    Pray For Our American Heroes and Our Nation Psalm 25:14-21 14. The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant. 15. My eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net. 16. Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. 17. The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses! 18. Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins. 19. Consider my enemies, for they are many; And...
  • Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem (4/19/12)[Prayer]

    04/19/2012 1:04:44 PM PDT · by left that other site · 10 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/19/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Psalm 25 A Psalm of David. 1. To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. 2. O my God, I trust in You; Let me not be ashamed; Let not my enemies triumph over me. 3. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. 4. Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths. 5. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. 6. Remember,...