Ettu Nomb (8-day Lent) leading to the Birth of St. Mary, The Theotokos, on
September 8 begins on Friday, September 1. Although this is not a canonically
required lent, it is one of the most popular lent in our church. Many devotees
who observe the lent every year
vouch for the power of intercession of St. Mary.Morth Mariam Yoldath Aloho (Mother Of God) Pray For Us.
I. This Sunday in Church: 2nd Sunday After Shunoyo
Bible Readings for This Sunday (August 28)
Sermons for This Sunday (August 28)
3. Malankara World Journals with Focus: 2nd Sunday After Shunoyo
Volume 6 No 364 Aug 26 2016
Volume 5 No 301: August 21 2015
Volume 4 No 233: August 22, 2014
Volume 3 No 159: August 22, 2013
II. Lectionary Reflections: Today's Gospel
Gospel Reading: Luke 11:9-20 (NKJV)
Gospel Reading: Luke 18:9-17 (NKJV)
Gospel Reading: Luke 17:22-24, 18:1-8 (NKJV)
General Comments About Prayer in Luke
Luke has a greater emphasis on prayer than the other gospels...Why this emphasis on prayer in Luke? Especially the number of times Jesus is
pictured praying (and the apostles/disciples in Acts)? ...
The Lost Sheep - Devotional
See the tender Fatherly love Jesus shews forth in our text, "If ye then, being
evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" LUK 11:13.
Often our sins of pride, which work a self-righteous spirit of independence and
self-sufficiency, come between us and our God. The Lord withdraws Himself when
He sees these sins. ...
III. Featured: Prayer
Prayer as Daily Dialogue with God - The Best Way to Change a Day
Many believers say they pray best when prayer is a continual dialogue with
God during the course of the day. As one person put it: "I do not often pray
for 15 minutes straight, but hardly ever does 15 minutes pass without me
Praying with Fervency
Daniel saw prayer as an opportunity to express the passion and fervency of
his heart to the God he loved and served....
Prayer Is Surrender
Nothing lies outside the reach of prayer except that which lies outside of
the will of God. God will only answer the request He inspires. ...
The Practices of Prayer
Problems aren't the only reason we pray, but they are one important
motivator. It shouldn't be necessary for us to have problems before we pray,
How to Teach Your Children to Pray
We certainly spend a lot of time teaching children how to put their clothes
away, the toothpaste cap back on, and saying please and thank you. Scripture
supports this idea of learning to pray. The disciples said in Luke 1:11b,
"Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples." ...
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Prayer
IV. General Weekly Features
One True Way to Find Rest in God
Have you trusted daddy to uphold you in his arms?
Family Special: Five Crucial Steps for Effective Change in Destructive Marriages
Below are five biblical steps we can help someone
take to show that their "sorry" is more than mere words. ...
Family Special: Five Ways to Pray for Your Daughters
As a dad, I pray for each of my kids just about every day, and I take it as
both a joy and responsibility to bring them before the Lord. ...
Are Your Eyes and Heart Open to See It?
Today, strive to see the beauty that is all around
you. It is there, but you must have your eyes and heart open enough to see
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