Thursday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

First Scripture Reading
Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b
Gospel Reading
Mt 13:10-17

Opening Prayer

God of the Covenant, Faithful One, You asked the children of Israel to purify themselves that they might see Your Divine Presence at Mt. Sinai.  Through smoke and clouds, You revealed Your power and glory.  Purify us that we might be open to see you, amid the cloudy and confusing situations of our lives.  Help us to listen to the parables of Jesus, with ears that hear and eyes that see.  Purify and heal us that we be not blind nor deaf to Your presence, Your voice, and Your message. Continue to embrace us with the power of Your love and presence of Your Spirit.

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