August 2, 2018 Thursday of the 17th Week in Ordinary Time-B

Jeremiah 18:1-6

Psalm 146

Matthew 13:47-53

Can I do to you, house of Israel, as this potter has done? says the Lord.  Jer. 18:6

Lord, you are the Creator, the maker, the shaper, the potter.  You mold us into beauty and goodness.   You know what is good and right for each of us.  We learn to trust in your patient hands to form us according to your gracious will.  For our part we must choose to be soft and pliable clay in your skilled hands.  A potter cannot make something of value out of unyielding, hard of heart or rigid clay.  You constantly mold and fashion us by working in our lives day and night.  May I today, Lord Jesus, cooperate with your action by being willing to set aside my will and embrace yours.  You know what you want to create.  I have so little control over many things.  That’s probably good for I wouldn’t always choose your ways.  Today, I will accept your plan and trust you know best.  Even if I can’t see the end product, I love and rely on you to do what’s right for me and my family.  I thank you for being so patient with me.  Please don’t give up on me.  Amen.