12th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A

Published on 19 Jun 2017
Two sparrows resting on  a person's hand

Grant, O Lord, that we may always revere

and love your holy name,

for you never deprive of your guidance

those you set firm on the foundation of your love.

In your great love, answer me, O God, with your help that never fails. Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 68

But the Lord is at my side, a mighty hero.

First Reading, Jeremiah, 20: 10–13

So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows. Gospel, John 10: 26–33

Today’s liturgy recognises the presence of adversity in life, the power of God’s love to bring us through adversity to the fullness of life, and the invitation to trust that powerful love.

I settle down to pray and become aware that God, who awaits my company, is the same God who created the universe. I try to lay aside my concerns… and, when I am ready, I slowly read the opening prayer several times.

What phrases or words call for my attention? I savour them and talk with God about what they mean for me.

How does it feel to be so important that the Creator of the Universe wants to spend time with me? I tell God…

Perhaps there are uncertainties that God brought me through, or that I want God to bring me through. I talk with God about these, remembering that God never abandons me and is never unfaithful.