October 31, 2019 Thursday of the 30th Week in Ordinary Time-C

Romans 8:31-39

Psalm 109

Luke 13:31-35

If God is for us, who can be against us?” Rom. 8:31

What will separate us from the love of Christ?”  Rom. 8:35

Lord, we all need encouragement in life.  Our days can be challenging and the twists and turns of life can be discouraging.  But we are not disheartened by anything because you are with us.  Your love conquered everything that can be thrown against us.  Paul was writing to a people being persecuted to death for their belief in you.  His words come down through the centuries to us with the same message of hope.  You are seated alongside the Eternal God and Father and are bringing our needs to him.  Lord, look into my heart and see where I need encouragement and support.  Help me to see those around me that need to hear the good news that you know what they are going through and are always ready to help.  You won the victory over all that tries to separate us from you even death itself.  Dear Jesus, how will you give me victory today over my adversaries of doubt and despair?  How will you make your presence know to me today?  I surrender to your love and gladly accept the victory you have won for me.  Amen.