29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Published on 12 Oct 2016
Will not God see justice done? Credit Scott* via Flickr

Lord our God, Father of all,

you guard us under the shadow of your wings

and search into the depths of our hearts.

Remove the blindness that cannot know you

and relieve the fear that would hide us from your sight.

I pray to the Lord who bends close to hear my prayer.
Opening Prayer

My help shall come from the Lord who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 120

Refuse falsehood, correct error … but do this with patience and with the intention of teaching. 
Second Reading

May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ enlighten the eyes of our mind, so that we can see what hope his call holds for us.
Gospel Acclamation

Will not God see justice done to his chosen who cry to him day and night even when he delays to help them?
The Gospel

Slowly and quietly I settle down to pray. Perhaps I sit or kneel before a statue, a holy picture, or a lit candle – whatever helps me open myself ‘to the Lord who bends close to hear our prayer.’

I read the prayer slowly – deliberately lingering on each individual word. On what do I find myself pondering? Which phrase or word appears to move me the most?

I notice the images: ‘the shadow of your wings’, ‘the depths of our hearts’, the ‘blindness’ …

I ask the Lord to help me name my fears. I let him come close to me, and I wait patiently for his Spirit of Love to touch, encourage or maybe even challenge me.

 Before closing my prayer, I read the text once more making it my own. What has this time of prayer meant to me?

 I tell the Lord and thank him.