November 8, 2019 Friday of the 31st Week in Ordinary Time-C

Romans 15:14-21

Psalm 98

Luke 16:1-8

In Christ Jesus, then, I have reason to boast in what pertains to God.  Rom. 15:17

Lord, I, like Paul, must remember to turn all things over to you.  You see the suffering of your children in this world.  You see their efforts to relieve their pain by turning to the resources of man.  But when those measures don’t work, you are all they have left.  Dear Jesus, open the doors of grace to those who are up to their necks in suffering.   Lift the burdens of those who live in bondage to pain, despair, and hopelessness.  Show your power to the weak.  Give comfort to the distressed.  Heal the wounds of broken relationships.  Console the fearful and be a companion to the lonely.  Provide the grace to remain faithful to all those ready to give up on you.  Put the right people into the lives of those in need of food, shelter and clothing.  I trust in your grace and in your desire to heal.   If I can be your instrument of encouragement, I will rely on your grace to show me the path you have for me.   Keep me strong in faith so I can be a witness to others of your love.  Amen.