December 2, 2017 Saturday of the 34th Week in Ordinary Time-A

Daniel 7:15-27

Psalm Daniel 3:82-87

Luke 21:34-36

“Be vigilant at all times and pray…” Lk. 2:36

Lord, the Boy Scout motto is: Be Prepared.   It makes good sense to keep vigilant and ready for the challenges of the world and the ups and downs of life.   How much more important is it that we are watchful in the most critical things like our relationship with you.  You warn us to stay awake and to pray for the strength to handle what the enemy and our weak human nature throw at us.   How easy it is to become complacent and let our guard down especially when life seems to going along OK.  On the other hand, worry, fear and anxiety can break our spirits and push us away from your consolation and our connection to you.  Lord, I am so very grateful for all you’ve done for me in the past.  Help me to call to mind today your faithfulness and your constant presence in my life.  Lord, I owe everything to you.  Keep me attentive to all you want to provide for me today.  In prayer, I place any worry in your hands and trust you will help me be prepared for whatever is to come.  Amen