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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection: 25 February 2021 - Everyone Who Asks Receives

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection: 25 February 2021 - Everyone Who Asks Receives

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection: 25 February 2021 - Everyone Who Asks Receives


Mass Readings for Thursday Feb 25, 2021

Weekday of Lent (1)
Office-Psalter Week 1
Vestment: Violet
Today’s Rosary: The Luminous Mystery
Olivia


Entrance Antiphon

To my words give ear, O Lord; give heed to my sighs. Attend to the sound of my cry, my King and my God.


Collect

Bestow on us, we pray, O Lord, a spirit of always pondering on what is right and of hastening to carry it out, and since without you we cannot exist, may we be enabled to live according to your will. Through our Lord. . .




FIRST READING

I have no helper but you, Lord.
A reading from the Book of Esther (Esther 14:1.3-4.11.13-14)

In those days: Esther the queen, seized with deathly anxiety, fled to the Lord. And she lay on the earth together with all her maid- servants, from morning until evening, and said: “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you; help me, who am alone and have no helper but you, for my danger is in my hand. I have heard from the books of my ancestors that you liberate all those who are pleasing to you, O Lord, until the very end. And now, assist me, who am all alone, and have no one but you, O Lord, my God. Come to my aid, for I am an orphan. Put eloquent speech in my mouth before the lion, and turn his heart to, hate the man who is fighting against us, so that there may be an end of him and those who agree with him. But save us from the hand of our enemies; turn our mourning into gladness and our affliction into well-being.”

The word of the Lord.



RESPONSORIAL PSALM Psalm 138:1-2a.2bcd-3.7d-8 (R. 3a)

R. On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.

I thank you, Lord, with all my heart;
you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I praise you.
I bow down toward your holy temple. R.

I give thanks to your name
for your merciful love and your faithfulness.
You have exalted your name and your promise over all.
On the day I called, you answered me;
you increased the strength of my soul. R.

R. On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord.

With your right hand you save me;
the Lord will accomplish this for me.
O Lord, your merciful love is eternal;
discard not the work of your hands. R.



VERSE BEFORE THE GOSPEL Psalm 51:10a. 12a

Glory and praise to you, O Christ. Create in me a clean heart, O God; restore to me the joy of your salvation. Glory and praise to you, O Christ.




GOSPEL

“Every one who asks receives.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 7: 7- 12)

At that time: Jesus said to his disciples, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

The Gospel of the Lord.



Today's Reflection


As a reciprocal, communicative event, prayer is an expression of our trustful relationship with God, it is predicated on God's love and fidelity to His creation, His care and His providence. In her 'mortal peril" Esther presents herself to God with total self-abandon: "I am alone and have no one but You, Lord. "In the Gospel, Jesus encourages us to dare to present ourselves and our needs to God (ask, seek, knock), trusting that 'God gives good things to those who ask Him!, What God gives in response to our prayers is what is good for us - and He alone knows what is ultimately good for us. God does not always give us what we want, but what we need - and He knows what we really need.




Personal Devotional for Lent Day 8


It is always very challenging to acknowledge one’s fault and say 'I am sorry' when you have done wrong and offended God and your fellow human beings. However, that is the starting point in our process of reconciliation and healing. To humble yourself to say that you are sorry and you mean it from the depth of your heart is a simple way to start afresh.

Today, do not be too proud or ashamed to use the word 'I am sorry' even when the person you have offended is younger than you. Say it, mean it and heal the wounds of broken relationships*



Let Us Pray

Dear Jesus my shepherd, give me courage to overcome my fears, to stand firm in my faith, to live in accordance with your word, to walk the path of truth and love even when it is dangerous. Grant me courage to have dogged trust in your care and protection over me even in the midst of darkest situation.

Suggested Song: Anthony Evans - Ask










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