13th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

Published on 23 Jun 2016
The Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head

Let us pray that Christ may be our light.

Father, you call your children to walk in the light of Christ.

Free us from darkness and keep us in the radiance of your truth. 

The light of Jesus has scattered the darkness of hatred and sin.
Second Opening Prayer

The whole of the Law is summarised in a single command: Love your neighbour as yourself.
Second Reading

When Christ freed us he meant us to remain free.
Second Reading

I keep the Lord ever in my sight: since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.
Psalm 15

Your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.
Gospel

I read the opening prayer several times. I reflect on light and darkness.

What comes to my mind?

What does the ‘light of Christ’ mean to me?

I look at this prayer again and I ask the Lord to help me recognise any ‘darkness’ I need to be freed from. What do I need to be freed for?

I speak to him as a friend, conscious that he wants me to walk in his light, and that his truth will set me free.

I conclude my prayer slowly with a sign of the Cross, thanking the Lord for his goodness to me.