Opening prayer – Scripture Reading: Psalm 72:8 – “May he have dominion from sea to sea and from the rivers to the ends of the earth.” Our motto for Canada comes from this psalm.
Prophecy: “My kingdom is at hand, my people. Open up your hearts. I desire to come in, in a deeper way, so draw near to me. Open your hearts wide for I am here with you.”
From today’s first reading, Amos 5:24 – “But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”
Scripture Reading Matt 4:16/Confirmation – “A people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those who inhabit a land overshadowed by death, light has arisen. From that time on, Jesus began to proclaim this theme, “Reform your lives, the kingdom of heaven is at hand.””
He has dominion over Canada from sea to sea. He has not changed. He is the same yesterday, the same forever. We have changed. We need to remember who he is. We need to return to letting him be the leader of our lives, the leader of our world.
Prophecy: “My people, 2,000 years ago I made a promise that I would come back. I am here. I am listening. Speak. Do not be afraid. Come, my people.”
Matthew Kelly spoke on “Prayer”. We avoid silence in our lives. Our lives are filled with noise. It is in silence that we hear the Lord. Listening in silence, we hear the challenge to grow. In the painting of The Last Supper by DaVinci, the painter searched through Milan for someone whom he could paint as Jesus. He found him in a church choir loft. Then he looked for someone whom he thought each of the disciples would have looked like. The last disciple he looked for was Judas and he could not find someone whom he could paint as Judas. So he left the painting and went on to something else. Eleven years later, DaVinci decided to look in prisons. There he found the person he would use as Judas. As he was painting, he noticed the prisoner become very sad and he asked him if something was wrong. The prisoner began to weep inconsolably. When he finished, he looked up and said, “Master, don’t you recognize me?” DaVinci said that he didn’t. The prisoner said, “Eleven years ago, I posed for you in this same painting as the person of Jesus.” Matthew Kelly said, “That’s why we avoid silence because in each of us, there is a Judas and a Jesus. There is a lesser version of ourselves and a better version of ourselves. And when we come into the silence, we become aware of these two realities. In seeing these two versions at one time will automatically challenge us to change, to grow, to develop, to become the best version of ourselves. God’s invitation, ever since the beginning of time, is a call to prayer, for our sake.” Matthew Kelly prays because he can’t live without it. He wants to live life deliberately. He wants to live life deeply. He does not want to die and discover that he has not lived.
July 8 prayer meeting will be live streamed at 7:30 p.m.