August 9, 2019 Friday of the 18th Week in Ordinary Time-C
“You must keep his statutes and commandments…that you and your children after you may prosper… Dt. 4:40
“…whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Mt. 16:25
Lord, I don’t know what I would do without you. You have been so good to me throughout my life. You have formed me and led me to where I am today. We’ve been through a lot together, haven’t we? I confess the times when I tried to walk without you and take credit for my accomplishments. All the time you were right there within me and I hardly noticed the part you played. You have kept me from danger and forgave me when I sinned. All I am now is due to your love and protection. Every breath I take and every beat of my heart is directed by you. For my part you ask me to stay faithful and to trust. By obeying your word I enjoy the freedom, the rights and the responsibilities of being your disciple. I give you my life today. May all my thoughts, words and deeds be pleasing to you. Keep me close to you as I encounter the world. Guide my decisions and never allow me to forget you are constantly at my side. Amen.