This devotional is uniquely Catholic in that the meditation is based on the daily readings for the Mass, called the Lectionary. But you don't have to be Catholic to find a home here! Click on 'Today's reading' for the lectionary link to read the bible readings, then click the back button and spend a few minutes with the meditation. Relax! This is your time, well deserved, much needed, and holy. Let all the things you "should be doing" melt away and bask in the presence of your God who loves you!

Before we begin, let us pray,

Father, you created me and put me on earth for a purpose. Jesus, you died for me and called me to complete your work. Holy Spirit, you help me to carry out the work for which I was created and called. In your presence and name - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I begin my meditation.

Friday, April 30, 2010


Lectionary: 283
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

St. Peter of Verona

How important is your family? Take a look at the number of family relationship references in the readings today. 
One more thing: Paul addresses the crowd as, "My brothers, children of the family of Abraham." Jesus talks about his Father and the psalmist celebrates the Son. Salvation history takes place within the context of family. Society tries to tell you that family doesn't matter and that being a mom isn't important. However, by nurturing your family, you are doing the work of God. 
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for the gift of my family. Be with me as I do your work within my home, so that my children will know your Son and the way to you. St. Peter of Verona, pray for me. Amen. 

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