Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HWP: St. Martha

Last Tuesday we celebrated the feast of St. Mary Magdelene. Yesterday we celebrated the feast of her sister, St. Martha. These two women of faith are great models in the Gospels to show us the way to love and serve the Lord Jesus. In looking for this week's HWP, I found this powerful prayer that opens the way for us to bring our troubled hearts to the Lord, where we might find rest in Him. So, take a moment and recollect the many things that have been on your heart in recent days and pray with me this...

Prayer to St. Martha
O blessed St. Martha, your faith led Jesus to proclaim, “I am the resurrection and the life”; and faith let you see beyond his humanity when you cried out, “Lord I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” With firm hope you said, “I know that God will give you whatever you ask of him”, and Jesus called your brother Lazarus back from the dead. With pure love for Jesus you welcomed him into your home.

Friend and servant of our Saviour, I too am “troubled about many things”. (mention your intentions) Pray for me that I may grow in faith, hope and love, and that Jesus, who sat at your table, will hear me and grant me a place at the banquet of eternal life. Amen.