November 21, 2018 Wednesday of the 33rd Week in Ordinary Time-B THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

Revelation 4:1-11

Psalm 150

Luke 19:11-28

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Alleluia.  Ps. 150:6

“Well done, good servant!  You have been faithful in this very small matter…” Lk. 19:17

Lord, tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving, a day when we give thanks for all your blessings.  Today I offer you gratitude for all the gifts, blessings and opportunities you have sent to me of which I am not aware.  I give you thanks for, unknown to me, the times you preserved me from death, disease or danger.  Every breath I take and every beat of my heart is a gift from you.  You have made me successful in so many ways that I can’t count them.  I have taken credit for so much that I couldn’t have done without your help.  Many times when things went wrong in my life you were there to strengthen me, encourage me and to show me you had a purpose for my suffering.  When I have to wait for your answer to my prayers you continue to build my faith and trust in your providence.   Nothing that happens to me or nothing I do is too small for you to notice.  You are so kind to me every moment of my life.  May I use these moments to praise you and to serve you in whatever ways you have called me.  Amen.