You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
throughout the earth his judgments prevail.
R. Seek always the face of the Lord.
When we learn to seek the face of the Lord, we can truly experience the graces God wants for us, the life for which he sacrificed His son. Through Christ and through His Passion and Resurrection, we have everything that we can ever want in this life and in the next. God gives us graces, mercy and love. How can we grow in our pursuit of God?
Fasting helps us to distinguish between a want and a need. By fasting for others’ intentions, we can become the Good Samaritan to those in need. We can increase in virtue by fasting because fasting invites the Holy Spirit into our hearts.
Today, let us pray and fast for all the community intentions, for victims of violence, for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and for all those who are suffering.
Holy Mary, pray for us. Holy Spirit, teach us to pray.