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These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written and designed especially for scripture prayer groups in Wrexham Diocese 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 is published each Monday for the following Sunday. 

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Father, lead us to our glory in heaven by the light of faith. Opening Prayer Arise, shine out, for your light has come, the glory of the Lord is rising on you. First Reading The sight of the star filled them with delight … And falling on their knees...
And they fell on their knees and worshipped him  Unknown C16 via Wikimedia Commons
Hail, holy Mother! The child to whom you gave birth is the King of heaven and earth for ever. Entrance Antiphon Let the peoples praise you, O God; Let all the peoples praise you, May God still give us his blessing Till the ends of the earth revere...
Mary treasured all these things  Madonna of the Book Botticelli via Google Art Project
For there is a child born for us, a son given to us … and this is the name they give him: Wonder Counsellor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9: 6 I bring you news of great joy: today a saviour has been born to us, Christ the Lord...
The Birth of Christ WikimediaCommons
Let the clouds rain down the Just One, and the earth bring forth a Saviour. Entrance Antiphon The Lord’s is the earth and its fullness. Psalm 23 Let the Lord enter! He is the King of Glory! Psalm Response To you all then, who are God’s beloved …...
They shall call him Emmanuel  - St Joseph by Anton Raphael Mengs 1728-1779,  Credit  James Steakley via Wikimedia Commons
Rejoice in the Lord always! Indeed, the Lord is near. Entrance Antiphon Strengthen all weary hands, steady all trembling knees and say to all faint hearts, ‘Courage! Do not be afraid. Look, your God is coming.’ First Reading You too have to be...
He will prepare your way before you  Credit Sasha Lichtenstein via Unsplash
In his days justice shall flourish and peace till the moon fails. Responsorial Psalm He shall save the poor when they cry, and the needy who are helpless. Responsorial Psalm Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight, and all mankind shall...
Nicolas Poussin: St John baptising in the River Jordan
To you, my God, I lift my soul. Entrance Antiphon Lord, increase our longing for Christ our Saviour, and give us the strength to grow in love. Old Opening Prayer They will hammer their swords into ploughshares, their spears into sickles. Nation will...
Red cross flood rescue Myanmar
Pray that the Kingdom of Christ may live in my heart and come to our world. Opening Prayer (God's kingdom) is a kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace. Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer You...
Remember me when you come into your kingdom Piero di Cosimo The Crucifixion of Christ
Today as we come to the end of the Church's year and, in Britain, remember all those who have died in conflicts all over the world to ensure our peace and freedom, we get in touch with what is really important forus: our deepest desires and longings...
Nation will fight against nation  Credit Jordy Meow via Unsplash
Guard me, Lord, as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings Responsorial Psalm I shall be filled when I awake, with the sight of your glory, O Lord. Response to the Psal m The Lord is faithful: he will give you strength and guard...
a place in the other world Credit NG via Unsplash
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