September 2, 2021
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From the day we heard about you, we do not cease praying for you…
Colossians 1:9

St. Paul is in prison, with a death sentence hanging over him. But all he sees is his beloved church in Colossae, filled with “the holy ones in light.” I assume he was praying for their strength, their faith, their perseverance. And, no doubt, they returned the favor, that Paul may not fail.

Prayer should be our constant commitment as well. We may be far apart, but praying for each other will bring us closer. And let us pray by name for all who have helped us. As I do in my work with the poor in Honduras, I have a prayer list! I’m sure Paul did the same. Indeed, the letter ends with names especially dear to him, including, “Luke the beloved physician,” (Colossians 4:14) his constant companion.

Let us pray!

- Miguel Dulick

Colossians 1:9-14 • Psalm 98:2-6 Luke 5:1-11

Comments

September 3, 2021 at 08:32 AM

Please pray for my sister, Susan who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and is now hospitalized with a serious blood infection. She is 49 years old. Please also pray for my mom who has Alzheimer’s and is regressing. Please help them Jesus. Thank you.

September 2, 2021 at 05:18 PM

Sure would like to get back to Prayers instead of politics or this may be my last comment.

Penny
September 2, 2021 at 09:40 PM

I agree with you, Bill. Today's devotion reminded me of Mister Rogers and how he prayed for people, reciting a list of names. He started his day with prayer, prayed throughout the day, and ended his day with prayer. What a gentle soul and a good model. These days my prayer list lengthens, and I have faith that the Lord hears me, and you. Peace.

September 2, 2021 at 04:17 PM

“White House press secretary Jen Psaki snapped at a reporter Thursday after he asked how President Biden can consider himself a Catholic while also supporting abortion. Owen Jensen, a reporter with EWTN, a Catholic news network, asked Psaki during her daily press briefing why the president supports abortion "when his own Catholic faith teaches abortion is morally wrong.” "He believes that it is a woman’s right, it’s a woman’s body and it’s her choice," Psaki answered. Jensen pressed, "Who does he believe then should look out for the unborn child?" Psaki reiterated that the president believes abortion is a woman’s right and then reminded Jensen of his biological makeup. "He believes it is up to a woman to make those decisions and up to a woman to make those with her doctor," she said. "I know you’ve never faced those choices, nor you have never been pregnant, but for women out there who have faced those choices this is an incredibly difficult thing and the president believes their rights should be respected." Jensen tried to ask another question but Psaki dismissed him, saying, "I think we have to move on. You’ve had plenty of time today." There you have it, our president living out his Catholic faith! How do you live out your Catholic faith supporting pro-choice or pro-life? Indeed, no one is perfect except Jesus! We are all sinners saved by God’s grace :-)

September 2, 2021 at 10:12 AM

I love Paul's letters, okay, I love all his writing inspired by the Holy Spirit - God's Word :-) From the 1st reading in Colossains 1:9-12a *** What we do (1) do not cease praying (2) asking to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding (3) to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing, (4) in every good work bearing fruit and (5) growing in the knowledge of God, (6) strengthened with every power, in accord with His glorious might, (7) for all endurance and patience, with joy giving thanks to the Father! *** What God does (1) made us fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light. (2) delivered us from the power of darkness and (3) transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, in Whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins! *** Luke 5:5, "Simon said in reply, “Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at Your command I will lower the nets (again).” Yes, Lord Jesus! I may think I have already done what You said to do, but I probably did it in my own strength and not Yours. So here I am LORD, I will do what You said at Your command and with Your strength and not my own! Amen! ******* Bible Verses by Blake Shelton https://youtu.be/XjsFN_7_v0s

September 2, 2021 at 09:26 AM

Amen!

September 2, 2021 at 09:21 AM

Prayer Request for all COVID patients...especially Will (he needs to be transferred to an available ICU bed in another hospital) and wife Eeva and 9 month old son Authur, Lisa and husband Eric and son and daughter and staff at auto shop, Ted and Doris sister, brother and parents! *** Psalm 46:1-2, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,” * Indeed, Lord, You are our refuge and strength and help! We will not fear as we trust You care for the people mentioned above as they face with COVID-19 infection. Help them to develop the antibodies with the effective therapeutics and equipment, caring and wise staff to help these patients fight the virus! * Shoulders by for King and Country https://youtu.be/XIFNqZJ-VI4 *** Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” * Holy Spirit, be with the families as they put their trust in You, not to be anxious but to have a thankful expectation of You answering their prayers because of Your faithfulness! *** 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” * Lord Jesus, thank You for conquering death, so we can live! We cast all our anxiety on You because You care for all we mentioned above! We love You and we trust You bringing them through this C-19 storm! *** 2 Corinthians 1:10-11, “He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us again. On Him we have set our hope that He will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many.” * Hear our prayersand cries, Lord! You have brought us through storms before and You will do it again because it will bring You glory and make Your Name known! I know You will not leave them by themselves! * Do It Again by Elevation Worship https://youtu.be/0B_lnQIITxU *** Psalm 57:1, “Have mercy on us, my God, have mercy on us, for in You we take refuge. We will take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until the disaster has passed.” * Yes, Lord Jesus! Have mercy on us and all the people mentioned above! They take refuge in the shadow of Your wings until You bring them out of this C-19 disaster! *** Isaiah 40:31, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” * Our hope is in You LORD! The people mentioned above will renew their strength and soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint…as You heal them from C-19! *** Lamentations 3:22-23, “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” * Your great love for all mentioned above, they are not consumed, for Your compassion never fail and Your faithfulness is great! Thank You, Lord Jesus! * Great is Thy Faithfulness by Carrie Underwood ft. CeCe Winans https://youtu.be/NT0HcAr9aeI *** Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace as we trust in Him, so that we may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit!” * Amen! And I say Amen! *** Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen!” * Yes Lord, You are able to do more than all we ask or imagine when it comes to the professional staff and equipment You have prepared, the beds You have reserved, and the therapeutics You have created for such time as this to heal all the people we have mentioned above! To You be all the glory and Your Name be known for ever and ever, Amen! *******LORD, we ask for Your presence, Your protection, Your provision, Your power, Your person, Your patience, and Your peace to be with us as we pray for our BSF members and families to be healthy and equipped to serve You in the Matthew study this school year! In Jesus’ mighty Name, we pray! Amen! * My Savior by Carrie Underwood and CeCe Winans https://youtu.be/B-Ryd6xwTn4 * Believe For It by CeCe Winans https://youtu.be/fnJDccj0bQQ

Lia
September 2, 2021 at 10:46 AM

Amen! Thank you Salina :) Prayers for Will and all those suffering from Covid

Salina
September 2, 2021 at 10:42 AM

Answered prayer - Will was safely transported to an ICU bed in another hospital 3am this morning :-) To You, LORD God, be all the glory!!! Will is in Your healing hands :-) I trust You and Your faithfulness!!!

September 2, 2021 at 09:02 AM

Amen! Thank you Holy Father for this beautiful day and for this Gospel today. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for my faith, my life and for my family. Thank you Holy Father, most of all, for your great sacrifice and for the opportunity of forgiveness and reconciliation. Please Lord Jesus Christ have mercy. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, have mercy on me, a sinner. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, King of Endless Glory. Amen Holy Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, we ask that you release your warrior angels and heavenly hosts. We decry and declare that they would take us off the enemies' radar and scramble the enemies' frequencies (airwaves). Your Kingdom must come now. Your will must e done right now, as in in the heavens also on earth. Amen Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. e our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts - by the power of God- Cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen

September 2, 2021 at 08:39 AM

May the power of prayers bless each and every person in this world today, especially those in Afganistan and Syria.

September 2, 2021 at 08:31 AM

Prayer is the most powerful and wonderful gift we can give to one another. May we offer up our prayers constantly. God always hears us and answers us.

Patrick
September 2, 2021 at 10:22 AM

Amen

September 2, 2021 at 08:25 AM

Amen.

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