Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

First Scripture Reading
Acts 25: 13b-21
Gospel Reading
John 21: 15-19

Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus, you look into my eyes and ask the same questions you ask Peter. “Yes, I love you!” Even though I’ve denied you in my life sometimes, and acted against your teachings, I really want to love you, Jesus. I’m doing the best I know how. You know my weakness. Thank you for understanding and still trusting and empowering me to create your reign and nurture others. Teach me to follow where you call and send me today. Like Paul and Peter, I hear the echoes of the pain and price involved in following you and loving you with passion and conviction. I never want to hurt or disappoint you again, Jesus. Help me to follow you with wholehearted love and conviction!

Today, in 1925, St. Therese was officially canonized by the Church. Give us her absolute trust and confidence in You.  Shower us with the blessing to accept the intimacy of Your love, as the Little Flower experienced You.

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