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 – June 19, 2017
Abba, Father in heaven, Faithful and Generous God, we praise You and worship You, for You are the Lord who gives us the grace to make the best decisions for our life. You bless us with graces to empower us to choose our attitudes and responses in spite of outward challenges. This is the grace to make decision not driven by stimulus, but by right and good choices. Yes, Father, we do not want to waste the graces You have blessed us with. Help us to go extra miles always, especially when doing good for others, when doing what is right, good, and fair, despite of what we feel. While we have the right and responsibility to defend ourselves and remove ourselves from abusive situations, please give us always the right sense to follow Your leading first than ours, and to trust more in Your way than our way.
Help us when are faced with challenges which stifle us to make the right choices we want to do. Help us to be really free, to exercise our free will in spite of other’s people’s conduct. Unfortunately, due to sin and human weaknesses, it is all too easy to repay insult with insult, rudeness with rudeness. When we do, please hold us gently that we may stop and rethink our choices and reconstitute our decisions to become worthy of our identity and faith. While there is no guarantee that a gentle answer will cause other people to change, please help us to remain positive and protective of this freedom - to always choose right attitude and good or fair response. We want to use the freedom to choose for Your reign and Your glory. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. 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 - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061917.cfm
“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.