The disciples rebuked those who brought their children to Jesus but He intervened saying, “Let the little children come to me … for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these”. (Matthew 19:14)
“Little children come to me…”
We all adore children. The reason: their innocence, their trust, their love…! Whatever it is, may I forever mimic their behaviour, so God will always love me.
Lord Jesus, guide me through the difficulties of this life. Renew my strength, courage and determination, so that one day I will join your children; the Angels and Saints of Heaven.
Prayer: Peace (St Francis of Assisi)
Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Hymn: At The Cross
Almighty Father, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.
Lord Jesus Christ, guide me in my work, silence my fears and accept my achievements as a small gift of thanks to You.
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