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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

“Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands. Lead me in the path of your commands, for in it I delight.” (Psalm 119:35)

Psalm 119 is the longest Psalm in the bible, and it is filled with words of praise to God: praise for giving us such helpful laws and guidance by which to live our lives. It’s comforting to know that our Lord is always here to guide us and to show us the way.

So what are some of the ways in which we are guided? The Lord puts all sorts of people along our path to guide us. We all have countless people that lead, direct, mentor or steer us in the right direction. Maybe the person is a parent, teacher, friend, colleague, supervisor, physician, nurse or other. Guidance may also come in other forms. For me it might be a certain prayer, song, book, radio station, time spent at perpetual adoration, a mission development session, and the list goes on.

Currently I’ve been starting my mornings off with a daily reflection coupled with a suggested scripture reading from a book titled Every Day A Friday. It’s a great book! I’m always amazed at how much better my day goes with this simple act. Most days, I find the readings powerful and motivating, and in a sense the readings guide me through my day, just as the scripture verse says.

Thank You Lord for the countless ways in which You Guide us.

Continue to lead us in the path of Your commands.

May we recognize You at work in our lives

and may we always give You thanks and praise for Your guidance and goodness.

In Your name we pray. Amen.

Teresa Miller
Market Intelligence Strategist, Avera

PROVERBS 21:1-6, 10-13 • PSALM 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44 • LUKE 8:19-21

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