For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, Your Only Son Jesus knew His mission in Life and completed the work that You gave Him to do. You also gave me a gift that I have not been using to my fullest capability. I have not finished the work that You gave me to do. In fact, I haven not even scratched the surface on pursuing my Divine Purpose that You created for me. Father, help me to gain the confidence, energy and persistance to accomplish the work that You gave me to do. Help me to be more of what I should be and less of what I should not be. Help me to stay on Your path, so I can hear Your word, embrace and bear for You Good fruit. I am ready to accept the mission that You implanted in my heart. I ask for Your Divine Guidance and Blessing as I pursue my dream, passion and mission in Life.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
4 When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another journeying to Him, He spoke in a parable.
5 "A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled, and the birds of the sky ate it up.
6 Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew, it withered for lack of moisture.
7 Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
8 And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold." After saying this, He called out, "Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear."
9 Then His disciples asked Him what the meaning of this parable might be.
10 He answered, "Knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of God has been granted to you; but to the rest, they are made known through parables so that 'they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.'
11 "This is the meaning of the parable. The seed is the word of God.
12 Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved.
13 Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear, receive the word with joy, but they have no root; they believe only for a time and fall away in time of trial.
14 As for the seed that fell among thorns, they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along, they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life, and they fail to produce mature fruit.
15 But as for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and Good heart, and bear fruit through perseverance.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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