Saturday, April 5, 2008

Reading Reflection

Today's reading comes from Acts 6:1-7. In it we find the Twelve asking the Hellenists to, "select from among you seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit and wisdom" to be leaders in spreading the Good News.

As I wrap up my tenure on Pastoral Council, I am grateful for the opportunity to have been in that servant leadership position. What I do know is that my experience on the council has increased my prayer life and hopefully "filled me with the Spirit and wisdom".

Lord, those are those in the parish who are discerning their role in St. Mark's Parish. Continue to send the Holy Spirit to those and others so our new Pastoral Council may serve You and the people of St. Mark faithfully. Through Your Son Jesus Christ we pray.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prayer to the Blessed Virgin
(Never known to fail)
O Most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mothr of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me where you are my Mother, O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity (make request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to the (three times). Holy Mary, I place this cause in your hands (three times).

Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish and it will be granted to you.