Prayer of the Day

Brother Ed, OFM

Daily Prayer for July 5, 2019

Help me, Lord, when my life is out of control. We all have vices that we are trying to overcome, whether it be addictions to food, phones, jobs, cigarettes, social media, alcohol … no matter our “drug” of choice, help us let go when we can’t seem to help ourselves. Free us from those things that hold us captive. Amen.

Matthew 9:9-13

As Jesus passed by,
he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post.
He said to him, "Follow me."
And he got up and followed him.
While he was at table in his house,
many tax collectors and sinners came
and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples,
"Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
He heard this and said,
"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Go and learn the meaning of the words,
I desire mercy, not sacrifice.
I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."

Refection question: How will I show mercy today to others in need?
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