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NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD A HOUSE FOR THE LORD

⏰Thursday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (28 Sept. 2017) ????Haggai 1:1-8; Ps 149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9bc (R.v.4a); Luke 9:7-9 After Ezra had settled the people in their land, things were so difficult for them and so, they put off the reconstruction of the temple first while they went on rebuilding their own homes. Some of the leaders who should have cautioned them instead supported them with the normal excuse, “God will understand.” It was at this time that God sent the prophet Haggai to the people. The major message Haggai gave the people was on the...

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LIVE FOR GOD AND FOR OTHERS

⏰Wednesday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (27 Sept. 2017 – Memorial of St. Vincent de Paul) ????Ezra 9:5-9; Tob 13:1b-2, 3-4a, 6efgh, 6ij, 8 (R.v.1b); Luke 9:1-6 Do you want to be faithful to God? Then you definitely need to be very selfless. Think about God and others first, and be sure that God will never leave you empty handed. That is an important message that we must pick out from Luke 9:1-6, which is seen lived out by Ezra in Ezra 9:5-9, by carrying the burden of his people and intercepting for in humility. Jesus sent...

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“MY MOTHER AND MY BRETHREN ARE THOSE WHO HEAR THE WORD OF GOD AND DO IT” (Luke 8:21)

⏰Tuesday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (26 Sept. 2017) ????Ezra 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5 (R.v.1); Luke 8:19-21 My dear, do you understand why the Israelites had to be taken into exile in Babylon in the first place? It is simply due to disobedience to the word of God. And the spiritual implication of the exilic life is that the people were taken away from the presence of God. So, more than being a mere account of how the people returned from Exile and rebuilt the city, the book of Ezra serves to direct the...

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GOD SHALL LIFT YOU UP AGAIN!

⏰Monday of the Twenty-Fifth Week of Ordinary Time 1 (25 Sept. 2017) ????Ezra 1:1-6; Ps 126:1-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6 (R.v.3a); Luke 8:16-18 ????GOD SHALL LIFT YOU UP AGAIN! Amen! Child of God, I may not be able to say exactly what you are going through at the moment. I may not even be able to say what would happen to you next. Yet, there is one thing that I am sure of: The Lord does not abandon his own. At the appointed time, he would surely lift you up. At that time, even your enemies would begin to work for...

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GOD CAN DO MORE THAN YOU COULD EVER ASK

⏰Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) ????Isa 55:6-9; Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-19 (R.v.18a); Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Matt 20:1-16a May the peace of Christ which is beyond all things dwell with you. Amen. After a long time of suffering in exile, the prophet of the Deutero-Isaiah had, right from the beginning in Isaiah 40:1 embarked on the project of comforting and encouraging the people. Throughout the book (Isa 40:1 – 55:13), he prophesied restoration and the coming of the Messiah. At the end in Isaiah 55, he reminds the people that God is able to provide all that they need,...

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DAY 16 (September 23) MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 16 (September 23) MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful,...

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DAY 15 (September 22) MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 15 (September 22) MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANS V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful,...

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DAY 14 (September 21) THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 14 (September 21) THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts...

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DAY 13 (September 20) THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF RECONCILIATION

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 13 (September 20) THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, MOTHER OF RECONCILIATION V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts...

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DAY 12 (September 19) MARY AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS OF JESUS

33 DAYS PREPARATORY PRAYER FOR THE RE-CONSECRATION OF NIGERIA TO THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. DAY 12 (September 19) MARY AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS OF JESUS V. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. V. Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of the faithful. R. And enkindle in them the fire of your love. V. Send forth your spirit and they shall be created. R. And you shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray: Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct...

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