Sunday, September 30, 2012

CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 9/30/2012

Weekly Prayer Reflection for Autumn

“Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets! Would that the Lord might bestow His spirit on them all!”
Numbers 11:29
September 30, 2012
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time 
Dear John,
Christians believe that through Baptism, each one is linked to Jesus Christ, Who is a priest, prophet, king and servant. All are called to serve their brothers and sisters in love. Some are ordained priests, and some have the special gift of prophecy.
Yet ALL are called to be a part of the “prophethood of all believers.” This means that God speaks to each one of us. God has a word and will, tailored and fit for each one of us. He pours out His Spirit generously and widely. But we have to be attentive and listen.
By prophecy, we do not mean the ability to predict future events. Rather we mean the ability to see and share in God’s view of the present. We are able to judge events with the wisdom of God’s Spirit.


Loving God, touch every part of us with Your Spirit and Your power. Be in our hearts, that every unclean thought may be banished from them. Be in our minds, that they may be eager to learn and retentive to remember. Be in our ears, that they may hear Your small voice speaking to us. Be upon our hands, that they may do an honest day’s work for ourselves and that we may ever help others. Be upon our feet, that we may never stray from the way that leads to You. So may Your Spirit be on every part of us that we may be able to take all life and bring it as an offering to You. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  

Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors