Readings for Wednesday September 23, 2009

First Reading: Ezra 9:5-9
Responsorial Psalm: Tobit 13:2
Gospel: Luke 9:1-6

Jesus summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal the sick. He said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there and leave from there. And as for those who do not welcome you, when you leave that town, shake the dust from your feet in testimony against them.” Then they set out and went from village to village proclaiming the good news and curing diseases everywhere. (Lk 9:1-6)

Each of us has a purpose in life, each of us has a mission. Today, ask God what your mission is. We are each called to go out in this world and do something. Let us all pray for guidance and understanding in each of our missions.

Father above, we thank you and praise you for the gift of this day. Lord, you alone know our mission, we pray for understanding in what we are each called to do. Lord we pray that your will be done; not ours, but yours. We pray for all of our priests and religious, for their ministries and in their vows. We ask this all through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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