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Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection (Homily), 7 July 2021

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection (Homily), Wednesday 7 July 2021

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection (Homily), 7 July 2021





Mass Readings, Reflection - Homily for Wednesday July 7, 2021





Wednesday July 7, 2021
Weekday (14)
Vestment: Green
Today’s Rosary: The Glorious Mystery

NINE DAYS MID-YEAR PRAYERS FOR DIVINE HEALING AND RESTORATION Thursday 1st July – Friday 7th July

DAY 7: PRAYER FOR DIVINE REVELATION AND THANKSGIVING

FIRST READING
“We are guilty concerning our brother; therefore is this distress come upon us.”
A reading from the Book of Genesis (Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7a. 17-24a)

In those days: when all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread; and Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph; what he says to you, do.” So when the famine had spread over all the land, Joseph opened all the storehouses, and sold to the Egyptians, for the famine was severe in the land of Egypt. Moreover, all the earth came to Egypt to Joseph to buy grain, because the famine was severe over all the earth. Thus the sons of Israel came to Egypt to buy among the others who came, for the famine was in the land of Canaan. Now Joseph was governor over the land; he it was who sold to all the people of the land. And Joseph’s brothers came, and bowed themselves before him with their faces to the ground. Joseph saw his brothers, and knew them, but he treated them like strangers and spoke roughly to them. And he put them all together in prison for three days. On the third day Joseph said to them, “Do this and you will live, for I fear God: if you are honest men, let one of your brothers remain confined in your prison, and let the rest go and carry grain for the famine of your households, and bring your youngest brother to me; so your words will be verified, and you shall not die.” And they did so. Then they said to one another, “In truth we are guilty concerning our brother, in that we saw the distress of his soul, when he besought us and we would not listen; therefore is this distress come upon us.” And Reuben answered them, “Did I not tell you not to sin against the lad? But you would not listen. So now there comes a reckoning for his blood.” They did not know that Joseph understood them, for there was an interpreter between them. Then he turned away from them and wept.

The word of the Lord.



RESPONSORIAL PSALM Psalm 33:2-3. 10-11. 18-19 (R. 22)
R/. May your merciful love be upon us, as we hope in you, O Lord

Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp;
with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs.
O sing him a song that is new;
play skilfully, with shouts of joy. R.

The LORD frustrates the designs of the nations;
he defeats the plans of the peoples.
the designs of the LORD stand forever,
the plans of his heart from age to age. R.

R/. May your merciful love be upon us, as we hope in you, O Lord

Yes, the LORD’S eyes are on those who fear him,
who hope in his merciful love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine. R.



ALLELUIA Mark 1:15
Alleluia. The kingdom of God is at hand; repent, and believe in the Gospel. Alleluia.



GOSPEL
“Go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 10:1:7)

At that time: Jesus called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every infirmity. The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These Twelve Jesus sent out, charging them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And preach as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”

The Gospel of the Lord.



Today’s Reflection


The Patriarch Joseph of the Old Testament is an archetype of Christ. He saved the people of Egypt from a deadly famine. Jesus saves the whole world from sin and death. Joseph was thrown in a well and later sold for money. Jesus too was misunderstood, rejected, sold for thirty silver pieces and was later killed, but was raised to victory, conquering sin and death and bringing life and salvation to the whole world. The apostles Jesus chooses and sends out in today’s gospel would also have the same saving mission of Jesus, proclaiming that “the Kingdom of God is at hand.” In the process they too have to go through trials, sufferings, persecutions and even death for the sake of the Good News. But Christ’s power and his authority would accompany them every moment of their lives.



NINE DAYS MID-YEAR PRAYERS FOR DIVINE HEALING AND RESTORATION “1 Peter 2:24”



DAY 7: PRAYER FOR DIVINE REVELATION AND THANKSGIVING



Opening
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.


Invocation of the Holy Spirit
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:
O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, Through Christ Lord. Amen.

Father, we thank you for this opportunity to renew our strength in you and to rededicate our life to your service, look kindly on use and grant us your mercies, that we may enjoy the remaining part of the year and beyond in peace in the name of Jesus.

May the gains of this program be our portion in the name of Jesus.




Prayer Point

1.Father!!! By your divine revelation let me see the end of Goliath of my destiny.

2. Holy Spirit! Cause my ears to hear you speak loud and clear into me for direction throughout this year and beyound.

3. My Father! My Lord! Cause me to hear new things that majority do not hear that will advertise destiny.

4. Father! As I call upon you every day in this year, answer me prumptly in Jesus name.

5. Almighty God! Order my eyes to see visions and my ears to hear the inaudible in Jesus name.

6.Oh God my father! You are the master strategist; give me a greater vision of your purpose for my life in the remaining part of this year.

7.Father! Awaken my heart and establish your reign in my life.

8. Any enemy of my good dreams shall have YOU to contend with in Jesus name.

9. Every power that hate to see my dream manifest, be destroy by fire in Jesus name. By divine revelation oh Lord enlarge my coast over my detractors in Jesus name


Reflection:
Joel 2: 28-32, Prov. 20:12; Isaiah 6:1- 8, Ps. 51:15; II Kings 6:16-17. Thank God for this year’s prophesies.


Closing
Prayer of Confirmation and trust in God
Lord, God Almighty, I thank you for protecting me from every form of evil and bringing me the gift of your divine health.
I thank you for breaking the chains of oppression and delivering me from every form of sin, sickness, disease and lie of the enemy.

I thank you for the powerful name of Jesus to which every knee shall bow.
Thank you for giving me your authority over all the power of the enemy. Nothing shall harm me.

Thank you for your full armor, your name, your most precious Blood and your Holy Spirit. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
Thank you heavenly father for all your protection and provisions, for yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, now and forevermore. Amen.












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