September 25, 2012

Proverbs 21: 1-6, 10-13

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the lamp of the wicked—are sin. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

The souls of the wicked desire evil; their neighbors find no mercy in their eyes. When a scoffer is punished, the simple become wiser; when the wise are instructed, they increase in knowledge. The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he casts the wicked down to ruin. If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations)

On the Streets

If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard.  [Proverbs 21:13]

The past president of Haverford College, John Coleman, wanted to know firsthand how it felt to be poor and homeless.  So he lived for ten days on the streets of New York City without money or shelter.  A diary of his experience was published in New Yorker magazine.  One entry read: “I walk much more slowly. I no longer see a need to beat the traffic light. Force of habit still makes me look at my wrist. But there’s no watch there, and it wouldn’t make any difference if there was. The thermometer has become much more important.  I go to the heated grate on 47th Street. The man who was there last night is already in place.”

Excerpted from Mission, by Fr. Mark Link, S.J. ©2000 RCL Enterprises, Inc., Allen TX. For more prayer resources from Fr. Link, please visit www.staygreat.com

 Prayer

Lord, who will be the poor we see today? The heart has so many chambers of poverty. But the pretended smile can cover so much. Give us the sensitivity to listen well. Give us the wisdom to slow down and be fully present to the other. And should we find ourselves unable to solve the problem or contribute to the solution , let our care  uplift the spirit of the other. And, Lord, for anyone discouraged in their search for work and for those riddled with anxiety because of financial worries, please bring resources into their lives.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Lord, who will be the poor we see today? The heart has so many chambers of poverty. But the pretended smile can cover so much. Give us the sensitivity to listen well. Give us the wisdom to slow down and be fully present to the other. And should we find ourselves unable to solve the problem or contribute to the solution, let our care uplift the spirit of the other. And, Lord, for anyone discouraged in their search for work and for those riddled with anxiety because of financial worries, please bring resources into their lives.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

On the Streets

If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard.  [Proverbs 21:13]

The past president of Haverford College, John Coleman, wanted to know firsthand how it felt to be poor and homeless.  So he lived for ten days on the streets of New York City without money or shelter.  A diary of his experience was published in New Yorker magazine.  One entry read: “I walk much more slowly. I no longer see a need to beat the traffic light. Force of habit still makes me look at my wrist. But there’s no watch there, and it wouldn’t make any difference if there was. The thermometer has become much more important.  I go to the heated grate on 47th Street. The man who was there last night is already in place.”

Excerpted from Mission, by Fr. Mark Link, S.J. ©2000 RCL Enterprises, Inc., Allen TX. For more prayer resources from Fr. Link, please visit www.staygreat.com

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Proverbs 21: 1-6, 10-13

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the lamp of the wicked—are sin. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

The souls of the wicked desire evil; their neighbors find no mercy in their eyes. When a scoffer is punished, the simple become wiser; when the wise are instructed, they increase in knowledge. The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he casts the wicked down to ruin. If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Welcome to FaithCP

Creighton Prep and the Midwest Jesuits have partnered to create FaithCP, a daily resource for prayer. FaithCP provides daily scripture, reflections, and prayers grounded in the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.


Get our FREE App

Submit a Prayer Request

Archives

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
     12
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
   1234
262728    
       
       
       
    123
45678910
       
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
      1
       
     12
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
       

September 25, 2012

Proverbs 21: 1-6, 10-13

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the lamp of the wicked—are sin. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

The souls of the wicked desire evil; their neighbors find no mercy in their eyes. When a scoffer is punished, the simple become wiser; when the wise are instructed, they increase in knowledge. The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he casts the wicked down to ruin. If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations)

On the Streets

If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard.  [Proverbs 21:13]

The past president of Haverford College, John Coleman, wanted to know firsthand how it felt to be poor and homeless.  So he lived for ten days on the streets of New York City without money or shelter.  A diary of his experience was published in New Yorker magazine.  One entry read: “I walk much more slowly. I no longer see a need to beat the traffic light. Force of habit still makes me look at my wrist. But there’s no watch there, and it wouldn’t make any difference if there was. The thermometer has become much more important.  I go to the heated grate on 47th Street. The man who was there last night is already in place.”

Excerpted from Mission, by Fr. Mark Link, S.J. ©2000 RCL Enterprises, Inc., Allen TX. For more prayer resources from Fr. Link, please visit www.staygreat.com

 Prayer

Lord, who will be the poor we see today? The heart has so many chambers of poverty. But the pretended smile can cover so much. Give us the sensitivity to listen well. Give us the wisdom to slow down and be fully present to the other. And should we find ourselves unable to solve the problem or contribute to the solution , let our care  uplift the spirit of the other. And, Lord, for anyone discouraged in their search for work and for those riddled with anxiety because of financial worries, please bring resources into their lives.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Prayer

Lord, who will be the poor we see today? The heart has so many chambers of poverty. But the pretended smile can cover so much. Give us the sensitivity to listen well. Give us the wisdom to slow down and be fully present to the other. And should we find ourselves unable to solve the problem or contribute to the solution, let our care uplift the spirit of the other. And, Lord, for anyone discouraged in their search for work and for those riddled with anxiety because of financial worries, please bring resources into their lives.

—The Jesuit Prayer Team

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

On the Streets

If you refuse to listen to the cry of the poor, your own cry for help will not be heard.  [Proverbs 21:13]

The past president of Haverford College, John Coleman, wanted to know firsthand how it felt to be poor and homeless.  So he lived for ten days on the streets of New York City without money or shelter.  A diary of his experience was published in New Yorker magazine.  One entry read: “I walk much more slowly. I no longer see a need to beat the traffic light. Force of habit still makes me look at my wrist. But there’s no watch there, and it wouldn’t make any difference if there was. The thermometer has become much more important.  I go to the heated grate on 47th Street. The man who was there last night is already in place.”

Excerpted from Mission, by Fr. Mark Link, S.J. ©2000 RCL Enterprises, Inc., Allen TX. For more prayer resources from Fr. Link, please visit www.staygreat.com

 


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Proverbs 21: 1-6, 10-13

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. All deeds are right in the sight of the doer, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the lamp of the wicked—are sin. The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want. The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor and a snare of death.

The souls of the wicked desire evil; their neighbors find no mercy in their eyes. When a scoffer is punished, the simple become wiser; when the wise are instructed, they increase in knowledge. The Righteous One observes the house of the wicked; he casts the wicked down to ruin. If you close your ear to the cry of the poor, you will cry out and not be heard.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved (http://www.usccb.org/bible/approved-translations


Please share the Good Word with your friends!