May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/122415.cfm

Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: 

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of his servant David. Through his prophets he promised of old that he would save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us. He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hand of our enemies, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life. You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins. In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death, and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” 

This is the perfect pray to pray when you are blessed by the Lord. Zechariah saw the fulfillment of the angels words when he spoke John’s name. We too can see the fulfillment of God’s promises when we give thanks. How often do you give thanks for the gifts and glories in your life? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I always remember this Canticle of Zechariah and praise you for all that happens in my life. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

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