29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Published on 14 Oct 2019
Text: I lift up my eyes to the mountains: from where shall come my help? Image: mountains

Pray continually!

Almighty ever-living God,

grant that we may always conform our will to yours

and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart.
I prepare myself for prayer by slowing down, relaxing my body, breathing gently, putting aside worries and concerns for the moment.

I read the psalm slowly a few times. How do I feel?

What is my main response to the psalm?

This is a pilgrim’s prayer, where the pilgrim places their trust in the Lord who made heaven and earth.

In what ways have I felt – or do I feel – God’s protecting presence all around me in the journey of my life?

The psalmist likens God to my unsleeping guardian – protecting me from all evil, day or night.

I ponder this image and speak to God of my gratitude, or maybe place myself more consciously into his care.

As I finish my prayer, I read the psalm again, and maybe take it with me into the rest of my day.
The Lord will guard your going and coming both now and forever. Responsorial Psalm

Proclaim the message and, welcome or unwelcome, insist on it.    Second Reading

The word of God is something alive and active; it can judge secret emotions and thoughts.        Gospel Acclamation

Pray continually and never lose heart.     Gospel

This week’s texts if you want to reflect further:

Exodus 17: 8-13; Psalm 120 (121); 2 Timothy 3:14– 4:2; Luke 18: 1–8