Day 7 | 31 days of St Ignatius 2018

Young man smiles as he listens to pray as you go

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Daily reflection with scripture

Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.

A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend.  It is not a 'Thought for the Day', a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.

Lasting between ten and thirteen minutes, it combines music, scripture and some questions for reflection. 

Our aim is to help you to:

  • become more aware of God's presence in your life
  • listen to and reflect on God's word
  • grow in your relationship with God

Listen to today's prayer reflecting on today's readings.

This Weekend is Saturday the 7 and Sunday the 8 July, beginning the 14th week of Ordinary time.

The community of Taizé sing Mane Nobiscum.  Stay with us, Lord Jesus Christ.

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Mark 6:1-5 

Jesus returns to his hometown…. he comes as a teacher.  Yet his teaching is greeted not with wonder, but with contempt!  Can you recall a time when you’ve felt too quickly disregarded or dismissed by those closest to you, those who know you too well?  What did that feel like?

Now turn the tables for a moment….. Can you identify those around you, people you know well, who all too often get disregarded or shouted down?  “Oh it’s only so-and-so, he would say that”.  How important would the message have to be before you took them seriously?

As you hear the reading again, imagine the scene, see the faces of the people from Jesus’s hometown.  Listen to what they say about him.  Could such an amazing man come from such an ordinary town? 

I ask God now for whatever I feel I may need, an increase in faith perhaps, or maybe the ability to see God’s power and love in all the ordinary things, as well as the amazing things around me.  I talk to God, and listen to what he has to say to me.

 

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