Matt 10:21-22 (come Holy Spirit, prayer)

10 Jul Matt 10:21-22 (come Holy Spirit, prayer)

* Welcome God every morning before work by taking ~5 min to read this Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which has snippets from Living Faith (

Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. Matt 10:21-22

Living Faith snippets: “These are dire warnings given to the disciples about the difficulties they could expect in proclaiming the kingdom of God. Jesus was preparing them for a world that would often reject them and their message. Sometimes I think we have turned this sense of urgency and discord against ourselves. Our dealings with other believers, even other Christians, are often wrought with conflict. We should not lose sight that the Holy Spirit surely resides in the Church, and in the hearts of all believers.” by Karla Manternach

Sr. Francelle snippets: “Dearest Ones, What do you know about the name of Jesus? It is a mine of riches; the secret of the greatest happiness that one can hope to enjoy on this earth. It consoles the saddest heart and makes the weakest sinner strong The name of Jesus is the shortest, the easiest and the most powerful of prayers. Everyone can say it, even in the midst of his daily work. Let’s use the name of Jesus, asking Him to save us from he dangers that threaten us. Everyone can invoke this holy name hundreds of times a day, not only for his own intentions, but also to ask God to deliver the world from ruin. St. Paul tells us that we must do all we do, whether in word or work, in the name of Jesus. “All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ…” (Col. 3:17). My love and prayers,Sister Francelle” See the entire devotion at

Our Prayers: Abortion, our enemies/our troops, China earthquake, Myanmar cyclone, Midwest floods, depression/despair, prisoners, Vicki M. (her cancer treatment), Joe C. (11 yr old Devantae paralyzed), Kay C. (cancer treatment for Ms. Nancy Wheeler)
* New: Kathy-jo P. (Her friend Maria has terminal brain cancer. Kathy is praying to the Holy Spirit that a bed opens at a hospice
* Come Holy Spirit Prayer (thanks to Kevin Connolly and Joe Hourigan for sharing this): “Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of us your faithful, and enkindle in us a fire of your love. Send forth your spirit and we shall be created and you shall renew the face of the earth. Oh God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, instructs the hearts of the faithful, grant that by that same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolations Through Christ our Lord. Amen.”

Faith quote: “What matters most is that you develop your relationship with God. That relationship is expressed in prayer. God by His very nature speaks, hears, and replies. Indeed, St. Paul reminds us: We can and should “pray constantly” (1 Thes 5:17).” Pope Benedict (Apr visit to USA)

Through Christ Our Lord,
Phil 4:13

* Today’s Bible readings at
* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, thereby changing us & helping others. Wayne Watson lyrics, “When God’s people pray, there is hope reborn, there is sin forgiven, and miracles you can’t explain await!” “If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead & see Him.”
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ Blessed Mother Teresa. Click for Prayer to End Abortion.
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for non-believers (be a friend, make a friend, lead friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service.
Let’s joyfully live out the Good News and gladly tell others about it (Mark 16:15)!

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