Lord be with me in my sorrow!

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I LOVE this Sunday's readings. - I don't know what it is with Mass readings BUT each Sunday they seem to be just PERFECT in the message they give. I pray that all of those who are going through hard times may see that Christ is indeed with us. May the Peace of Jesus reign always in our hearts - but more especially in the hearts of those who are troubled or hurt.

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Lord be with me in my sorrow!

  1. 1. Be with me Lord in my sorrow!
  2. 2. First Reading from the Book of Deuteronomy. (Chapter 26: verses 4-10)
  3. 3. Moses spoke to the people and said:
  4. 4. “ The priest shall then take the basket from your hand and lay it before the altar of The Lord your God.
  5. 5. You then shall say this before the Lord your God: “ My father was a wandering Aramaean.
  6. 6. He went down into Egypt and found refuge there.
  7. 8. The Egyptians ill- treated us and enslaved us with hard labour.
  8. 9. But we called the Lord, God of our fathers and the Lord heard our cries.
  9. 10. The Lord saw our oppression and toil. He saw our misery and brought us out of Egypt.
  10. 11. With a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders He delivered us.
  11. 12. He brought us to this place and gave us this land, a land where milk and honey flow.
  12. 13. And now, look, I bring to You the first fruits of my produce of this land, my Lord.”
  13. 14. Then you shall lay it before the Lord your God and the Lord your God you shall adore.”
  14. 15. The Word of the Lord! Thanks be to God!
  15. 16. RESPONSORIAL PSALM Be with me Lord in my sorrow!
  16. 17. You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shade of the Almighty,
  17. 18. Say to the Lord: “My Refuge and my Strength are You, Lord, my God. In You I trust!”
  18. 19. Be with me Lord in my sorrow!
  19. 20. No evil shall fall upon you, no harm approach your house for He has commanded his angels to watch over and keep you in all your ways.
  20. 21. Be with me Lord in my sorrow!
  21. 22. They shall bear you upon their hands so that you should not hurt your foot against a stone. On the lion and snake you shall tread, the young lion and snake you shall trample.
  22. 23. Be with me Lord in my sorrow!
  23. 24. “ His love has set on Me so I will rescue him. Because he knows and calls My Name I will protect him.
  24. 25. When he calls I shall answer saying “I am with you always.” I will save him in distress and restore him.
  25. 26. Be with me Lord in my sorrow!
  26. 27. The 2 nd reading: from St.Paul’s letter to the Romans. (Chapter 10 verses 8-13)
  27. 29. For if you confess with your lips that “Jesus is Lord” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.
  28. 30. He who believes with his heart is made righteous and he who confesses with his lips shall be saved.
  29. 32. There is no distiction between Jew and Greek for He is Lord of All, bountiful to all those who call on His Name.
  30. 33. for: “All those who call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.”
  31. 34. The Word of the Lord! Thanks be to God!
  32. 35. Man does not live on bread alone but on every Word which comes forth from the mouth of God.
  33. 36. Gospel : a reading from the Good News according to St.Luke. (Chapter 4 verses 1-13)
  34. 37. In those days, Jesus, filled with the Holy Sprit, returning from the Jordan, was led by the Spirit into the desert.
  35. 38. There He stayed for forty days and was tempted by the devil.
  36. 39. During that time He ate nothing; but towards the end of those days He was hungry.
  37. 40. Satan said to Him: “If you are the Son of God, order this stone to turn into a loaf.”
  38. 41. But Jesus said: “It is written: “Man does not live on bread alone.”
  39. 42. Then the devil took Him to a high point and in a moment showed Him all the kingdoms of the world.
  40. 43. And he said: “Look, I will give to you all the power over these kingdoms together with all of their glory for it has been given to me and I can give it to anyone I desire.
  41. 44. Bow down before me and worship me and it will all be Yours.”
  42. 45. Jesus replied: “It is written: “The Lord your God alone you shall adore. Him alone you shall serve.”
  43. 46. Then the devil took Him to Jerusalem and set Him on the highest wall of the temple saying: “If you are the Son of God, throw youself down from here.
  44. 47. for it is written: “He will command His angels to watch over you” and that “in their hands they will hold you so that you may not hurt your foot with the stones”
  45. 48. Jesus replied: “It is said: “You shall not put the Lord your God to the test!”
  46. 49. Then the devil, who had tempted Jesus in every way, left Him, to return at the appointed time.
  47. 50. The Word of The Lord! Praised be Christ!
  48. 51. Jesus said: “It is written: “Man does not live on bread alone.”

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