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, November 19, 2010


Lectionary: 501
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Agnes of Assisi

Christ cleared out all the distractions and temptations in the temple to create a place just for God. Life today has even more distractions to keep us out of church and away from prayer. What would Christ clean out of your temple?
One more thing: Christ did some serious housecleaning in today's gospel. I know just how he felt. There are days when I get frustrated trying to keep a tidy and nice home. The reason I am so concerned about keeping my home neat and orderly is that it brings peace. Christ inspires me to persevere in teaching my children good housekeeping habits.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, You are an example to me of getting rid of everything that is not of God. Help me to recognize when my spiritual and my physical lives are getting cluttered with things that separate me from you. Bring peace and order into my home and my family. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Agnes, pray for me.

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