October 27, 2018 Saturday of the 29th Week in Ordinary Time-B

Ephesians 4:7-16

Psalm 122

Luke 13:1-9

“…it may bear fruit in the future…”  Lk. 13:9

Lord, I praise you and thank you for believing in me.  I am a sinner so undeserving of your love and mercy.  Thankfully you look upon me with love and patience as I move through life as your precious and glorious child.  I pray that I have made progress in holiness.  I pray I have matured in my faith.  And I pray that I have fully repented for my sins.  Lord, you know more so than I, that I still have a ways to go to be free of the darkness that comes with an evil, prideful heart.  There still are times when I fail to bear fruit for you.  I pass up opportunities to love others as you have commanded.  My thoughts are not always pure nor my actions always pleasing to you.   You have amazing patience and are so consistent in providing all the grace and blessings I need to live your truth in love.   It is so comforting to know that you have already won the victory over sin and death.  You stand by me always encouraging me to move forward and to embrace the cross of my salvation.  Thank you for your endless mercy and grace.  Amen.