Thanks for this Week

God, thanks for this week. Thanks for keeping me safe while traveling. More importantly, thanks for keeping my family safe. Thanks also for the opportunity you gave my coworkers and I to perform acts of kindness toward our fellow brothers and sisters on this day. Thanks for our employer for empowering us to do so.

As this day comes to an end, I pray for all travelers; may they return safely to their homes. I also pray for the poor, the afflicted and the suffering; bless them with the joy and consolation that only you can provide.

I ask this through your son Jesus Christ, amen.

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Beatitude #1 – Blessed are the poor in spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mathew 5:3)

Let’s pray for our heart to yearn the divine; to detach itself from the false security worldly goods provide.

Let’s pray for the poor; may God provide them consolation and inspire us to have compassion for them; may we learn from the poor’s faith and resolve.

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