The Archdiocesan Filipino Council of the - Archdiocese of Baltimore
Federation of Religious-Civic-Cultural-Organizations / Regional-Professional Groups / Associations and Parish-Based Workers / Volunteers
(Let us join Fr. Pete Literal (The Chaplain of AFC-AOB) in his daily prayer and reflections on the Bible readings of the day ...
TODAY’S PRAYER – April 27, 2017
Abba, Father in heaven, Generous and Powerful God, through baptism You generously pour out Your Spirit on us and through the sacrament of confirmation we are sealed and strengthened in Your Spirit so that Your gifts may manifest more fully and be alive in our lives. For this, we thank You and praise You. Continue to grant us the courage and strength to stand up in obedience to Your will and protect us from ignoring the greatest advocate and help You have blessed us with. With Your wisdom and understanding, we are able to see past our immediate situations and take a long view of Your plan, enabling us to see beyond our immediate circumstances. Please help us to put the interest of others first as we serve You. Empower us to firmly trust that You are the One who will lead us through whatever challenges we may face.
Father, empower us with Your Holy Spirit so that we can see beyond our present circumstances and act on what we know is truth. Sometimes, we are kept away from peace You want us to have, because of short sightedness, self-will, or pride. We, at times, feel our current problems are going to last forever. We are tempted to give up when reaching solution takes longer that we hoped, or when unexpected obstacles pop up. We feel weighed down at times by burden when we think the answer and outcome are all up to us. Yes, despite of what You have done and given us, we end up feeling overwhelmed, because we want to do all by ourselves, and we forgot You. We are sorry and ask for Your mercy and understanding. Please help us to be mindful of the power of Your Holy Spirit – the Spirit we need in every circumstances of life. Please grant us a double portion of Your Holy Spirit that our lives may be raised up into higher and fuller life in Christ. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.
This prayer is created from the reflection on the scriptural readings today. Pray the Sacred Scripture and be transformed in spirit and truth. Click on the link..
“Filipino Families are Called to be Brave Missionary Disciples“
We become bold missionary disciples when:
- we root all our actions and decisions to the reality of God's love for us.
- we cross over the other side of life where God wishes us to be.
- we allow ourselves to be led by the Holy Spirit.