Today’s Prayer – May 19
by Colleen Sisolak, Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
We are so grateful for Your Love and Mercy, O Lord. You have been with us at every moment, surrounding us with Your presence, providing us with the courage to move towards You and not allow our human frailties to be in the way of serving You.
In today’s first reading, Paul and Silas were imprisoned. This does not cause them to question Your presence or love, but to praise You and sing out to You in a way that the others heard. You, too, heard Your sons and sent a great earthquake that pulled loose the chains of all. These men did not run, but instead remained and spoke Your truth to the guard who, too, became a follower that very day.
May we remember to always praise You and sing out. May our voice resound with such hope and joy that the earth will quake, chains will be loosened, and people will turn to You. Give us the courage to know, “Thy Word,” to “Lift Your Name on High” and “Be Not Afraid.” For you have shown us time and again, “How Great Thou Art” and “What a Beautiful Name” we find in Jesus!
Links to songs referenced in today’s prayer:
Thy Word – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6LC8cu03Ig
Lord I Lift Your Name on High – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aziNybUDDF0
Be Not Afraid – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF0DIpFOoBg
How Great Thou Art – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnvg0OtupuI
What a Beautiful Name – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQWFzMvCfLE
Daily readings can be found on the USCCB website at www.usccb.org/readings.
Seeking Volunteer Live-stream Producer – as we look forward to and plan for the time when we will once again celebrate Mass together, we are in need of a volunteer to be trained to serve as a Producer of our Live-streamed Mass. Qualifications include:
- Good knowledge of liturgy and the flow of Mass
- Computer skills with video/audio, preferably experience in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, or basic sequencing (Reason, Audacity, etc.)
- Those interested should contact Doug Byerly at firstname.lastname@example.org
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