Oct. 21: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle C

John Everett Millais, Victory, O Lord, Manchester City Galleries, 1871

Readings for Mass
First Reading: Exodus 17:8-13
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Second Reading: Second Timothy 3:14--4:2
Gospel: Luke 18:1-8

Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary (NRSV, Luke 18:1).

Let us pray.

Father, your being is your existence and you exist in an ever present now. You do not do this or that. You just act. It is in prayer that we allow ourselves to be open to your eternal presence. To be truly effective for us, our prayer must be constant that we may remains always conscious of your unchanging life and power that you offer to us in every situation. May each moment be an occasion for us to welcome you into our lives and to say “Yes” to the great gift of our life that you share with us. Our prayer cannot change you, O Lord, because you do not change but prayer can and should change us that we may manifest your constant life and presence to all of our sisters and brothers and to the world around us.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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