Term 1 Week 9
Ways to Pray at Home for Easter
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Gospel: John 9:1-41
Another riveting narrative from John’s gospel. More than once, Jesus was condemned for healing on the Sabbath. Like the story of the Samaritan woman, this incident is recounted in a manner that gives expression to a profound meditation upon the saving work of Christ.
I was blind and now I see
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World Water Day - 22 March
Heavenly father, I am your humble servant,
I come before you today in need of hope.
There are times when I feel helpless,
There are times when I feel weak.
I pray for hope.
I need hope for a better future.
I need hope for a better life.
I need hope for love and kindness.
Help me to walk in your light, and live
my life in faith and glory.
In your name I pray, Amen.
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The Annunciation of the Lord
The encounter between Mary and the Angel also opens up the meaning of our own lives, as well as shedding light on our call to participate in God's loving plan.
Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with you
Blessed are thou amongst women and blessed if the fruit of thy womb, Jesus
Holy Mary mother of God
Prayer for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
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Praying the Examen
Friendship is one of the best gifts in life and should not be taken for granted. Friendship can be tested at times, but with God’s help, friends can celebrate with you in good times, listen to you when you have a problem and can support you through difficult times.
Loving Jesus, we thank you for the gift of friendship. Our friends spend time with us, encourage us, and share with us. They rejoice with us when we succeed, stay with us when we are upset and bless us always with their love. May we be ever thankful for them.
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