Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/011015.cfm
Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If anyone sees his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not say that you should pray. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not deadly.
We know that anyone begotten by God does not sin; but the one begotten by God he protects, and the Evil One cannot touch him. We know that we belong to God, and the whole world is under the power of the Evil One. We also know that the Son of God has come and has given us discernment to know the one who is true. And we are in the one who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Children, be on your guard against idols.
We must pray for those who sin, and if we sin, we must ask for His forgiveness and pray for ourselves. Stay awake to the evil in the world. Pray for those who have fallen under the Evil Ones spell and lose the discernment they have been given from Christ. We know the true one, never lose sight of Him who will save you.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I never lose sight of you and forget where my salvation comes from. In Jesus’ holy name I ask this, Amen.
The Lord takes delight in his people, Alleluia.