This Sunday

These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written especially for scripture prayer groups (called Prego) in North Wales as part of St Beuno's Outreach. The groups follow Ignatian methods of prayer, but the reflections can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, consider the Liturgy of the Word, prepare for the Sunday Mass, or if they cannot get to Mass for any reason. A new reflection sheet, written and designed by the St Beuno's Outreach group, is published each week for the following Sunday. 

These leaflets have been found to be of great use to many people in different pastoral situations all over the world.

To download the Prego sheet - written and designed by St Beuno's Outreach in the Diocese of Wrexham: click here  

To find out more about setting up a Prego Group download our guide: PDF iconPraying the Sunday Readings with Prego FINAL.pdf.

O God, who cause the minds of the faithful to unite in a single purpose, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on that place where true gladness...
Stained glass window of Jesus talking to his disciples
The readings for this Sunday tell us of the nourishment that comes from heaven and of our need to draw everlasting life from our relationship with Jesus – as well as pursuing wise and Spirit-filled paths in life. The First Reading makes explicit the...
An altar with a monstrance and people praying
Almighty ever-living God, whom, taught by the Holy Spirit, we dare to call our Father, bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters, that we may merit to enter into the inheritance which you have...
A man holding a loaf of bread
Draw near to your servants, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored. All four Gospels relate...
A loaf broken in two
O God, protector of those who hope in you, without whom nothing has firm foundation, nothing is holy, bestow in abundance your mercy upon us and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may use the good things that pass in such a way as to...
Some loaves of bread in a basket
Show favour, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. This Sunday’s readings celebrate the closeness of God to us...
A shepherd driving his sheep along a valley
This Sunday we are drawn to reflect on choices. Before the beginning of all things, God chose us in Christ to be part of the unfolding of his blessing of creation and humanity. In the First Reading, Amos the shepherd tells of how he was not from any...
Two men walking with staff in hand along a path
O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world, fill your faithful with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness. In today’s readings, Ezekiel and St Paul provide us with valuable...
A lectionary or bible on a lectern and two candles
O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. This week’s readings are full of encouragement...
Painting of the raising of Jairus' daughter
O God, who raised up Saint John the Baptist to make ready a nation fit for Christ the Lord, give your people, we pray, the grace of spiritual joys and direct the hearts of all the faithful into the way of salvation and peace. John the Baptist is the...
Detail of the Ghent altarpiece depicting John the Baptist by Jan van Eyck