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Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection (Homily), 5 July 2021

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection (Homily), 5 July 2021

Catholic Daily Reading + Reflection (Homily), 5 July 2021



Mass Readings, Reflection - Homily for Sunday July 5, 2021





Monday July 5, 2021
Weekday (14)
Vestment: Green
Today’s Rosary: The Joyful Mystery
NINE DAY MID-YEAR PRAYERS FOR DIVINE RESTORATION AND HEALING Thursday 1st July – Friday 9th July

DAY 5: PRAYER AGAINST SICKNESS AND EXTREME POVERTY
Teach us O God to see with your own eyes and hear their cries and come to their aid. Give them comfort also in their sickness. Lord we also pray for our respective lawmakers that they may enact laws and policies that will alleviate poverty and hunger in our land.

St Anthony Mary Zaccaria, P. (opt mem)
Death Anniversary: ENUGU: Bishop John Anyogu-05/07/1967

FIRST READING
He saw a ladder set up, and the angels of God ascending and descending
A reading from the Book of Genesis (Genesis 28:10-22a)

In those days: Jacob left Beersheba, and went towards Haran. And he came to a certain place, and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep. And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it! And behold, the Lord stood above it and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and to your descendants; and your descendants shall be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread abroad to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and by you and your descendants shall all the families of the earth bless themselves. Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done that of which I have spoken to you.” Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place; and I did not know it.” And he was afraid, and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.” So Jacob rose early in the morning, and he took the stone which he had put under his head and set it up for a pillar and poured oil on the top of it. He called the name of that place Bethel; but the name of the city was Luz at the first. Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing to wear, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God, and this stone, which I have set up for a pillar, shall be God’s house.”

The word of the Lord.



RESPONSORIAL PSALM Psalm91:1-2.3-4ab. 14- I 5ab (R. sec 2b)
R/. O my God, I trust in you.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
and abides in the shade of the Almighty,
says to the Lord, “My refuge,
my stronghold, my God in whom I trust!” R.

He will free you from the snare of the fowler,
From the destructive plague; ’
He will conceal you with his pinions,
And under his wings you will find refuge. R.

R/. O my God, I trust in you.

Since he clings to me in love, I will free him,
protect him, for he knows my name.
When he calls on me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in distress. R.



ALLELUIA 2 Timothy1:10
Alleluia. Our Saviour Christ Jesus abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel. Alleluia.



GOSPEL
“My daughter has just died, but come and she will live.”
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew (Matthew 9:18-26)

At that time: While Jesus was speaking, behold, a ruler came in and knelt before him, saying, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her, and she will live.” And Jesus rose and followed him, with his disciples. And behold, a woman who had suffered from a haemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment; for she said to herself, “If I only touch his garment, I shall be made well.” Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. And when Jesus came to the ruler’s house, and saw the flute players, and the crowd making a tumult, he said, “Depart; for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. And the report of this went through all that district.

The Gospel of the Lord.



Today’s Reflection


Jacob experiences Yahweh’s presence as he says, “Yahweh is in this place.” He then decides to take Yahweh as his God in today’s Gospel, the official whose daughter had just died and the woman who was suffering from hemorrhage also experienced in Christ the true presence of God. They knew he had the power to change their miserable conditions. They manifested extraordinary faith in the power of Christ. He rewarded the official by raising her daughter from the dead, and the woman by healing her of her hemorrhage. God is in this place, God is in our hearts, as Jacob experienced. The powerful presence of Christ is in us, in the sacraments especially in the Holy Eucharist and in the sacrament of reconciliation. May we today experience a new his power and be transformed, no matter what sufferings assail us.



Today’s Saint and Quote: St Anthony Mary Zaccaria – July 5th


That which God commands seems difficult and a burden. The way is rough; you draw back; you have no desire to follow it. Yet do so and you will attain glory.



NINE DAY MID-YEAR PRAYERS FOR DIVINE RESTORATION AND HEALING “1 Peter 2:24”


DAY 5: PRAYER AGAINST SICKNESS AND EXTREME POVERTY

Teach us O God to see with your own eyes and hear their cries and come to their aid. Give them comfort also in their sickness. Lord we also pray for our respective lawmakers that they may enact laws and policies that will alleviate poverty and hunger in our land.



Opening
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Invocation of the Holy Spirit
Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love.

Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And you shall renew the face of the earth.


Let us pray:
O God, who taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of the same Spirit we may be always truly wise and ever rejoice in his consolation, Through Christ Lord. Amen.

Father, we pray and declare free in the name of Jesus, every user of this Missal Application under captivity by poverty (Jn 8:36) Poverty is a reproach, therefore I say no to poverty in their life in the remainder of this year 2021 and beyond. (Ps110:1-2)

We come against all killer diseases like, Cancer, High BP, Diabetes, hepatitis and other diseases in mighty name of Jesus name.



Prayer Point

1.Father in the name of Jesus I command every spirit of poverty out of my life (Phil 2:10)

2.Father, Let there be healings for everyone afflicted by any form of diseases in Jesus' name. Acts 3:3

3.Father; Let the blood of Jesus cleanse us from all sins and diseases.

4.We declare health, comfort and strength to every sick person in the hospitals and hones in Jesus' name!

5.Let every plague cease in every community, home and nation in Jesus' name Pray that you shall not be barren. Exo 23:26. Ask that God to show all your mockers proof.

6.Arise for me, O Lord, stretch out your hand and deliver us from horrible pits and fatal quicksand of life. Ps. 40.2



Reflection:
Father, bless me with riches and wealth to the glory of your name and praise. Gen 1: 28

Father, I receive grace afresh to walk in holiness; the way of sound health. Exo 15:26



Closing:

Prayer of Confirmation and trust in God
Lord, God Almighty, I thank you for protecting me from every form of evil and bringing me the gift of your divine health.
I thank you for breaking the chains of oppression and delivering me from every form of sin, sickness, disease and lie of the enemy.

I thank you for the powerful name of Jesus to which every knee shall bow.
Thank you for giving me your authority over all the power of the enemy. Nothing shall harm me.

Thank you for your full armor, your name, your most precious Blood and your Holy Spirit. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
Thank you heavenly father for all your protection and provisions, for yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory, now and forevermore. Amen.








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