Sunday, November 11, 2012

Worship as Prayer and Instruction

Today is a good day for the first Mass of a group stressing worship and prayer.  The texts assigned in the Missal speak beautifully of calling on God from the depths of our being, of praising God, and of instructing one another in worship.

 (Jer 29:11; 29:12; 29:14; ) The Lord says: I think thoughts of peace, and not of affliction. You shall call upon Me, and I will hear you; and I will bring back your captivity from all places. (Ps 84:2) You have favored, O Lord, Your land; You have restored the well-being of Jacob. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen

(Colossians 3:12-17) Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.  And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

(Ps 43:8-9) You saved us, O Lord, from our foes: and those who hated us, you put to shame. In God we gloried day by day; Your name we praised always.

(Ps 129:1-2) Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord: Lord, hear my prayer! Out of the depths I cry to You, O Lord.

Communion Verse
(Mark 11:24) Amen I say to you, all things, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you shall receive, and it shall be done to you.

Mass for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
7:00 p.m., Sunday November 11

St. Martin's Chapel
814 W. Maple Street
Fayetteville, AR