Everything we do on earth is an act of prayer. When we serve the poor, it is
prayer. When we help someone, like the friends of the paralytic did, it is an
act of prayer. Everything we do on earth is a prayer to our savior. ...
This year, we have added a new series called 'In His Steps' to the Daily
Great Lent Reading. This series examines the life of Jesus from his birth in Bethlehem to
his death in Calvary and the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Important aspects of His public
ministry will be covered every day so that when we reach Easter, we would
have covered the whole life and mission of Jesus Christ. ...
I. This Sunday in Church - 2nd Sunday in Great Lent
2. Bible Readings for 2nd Sunday in Great Lent (February
Sermons for 2nd Sunday in Great Lent (February
4. From Malankara World Journal Archives
Malankara World Journals with the Theme: Great Lent Week 2
Volume 5 No 265: February 20 2015
Volume 4 No 201: March 7, 2014
Volume 3 No 125: Feb 14 2013
Volume 2 No 58: February 25 2012
Volume 2 No 57: February 23 2012
II. Lectionary Reflections on 2nd Sunday of Great Lent
A Lent With Character
As part of lent, let us practice to reach out to people however they
look like and whatever they believe in. Picture the scene of Jesus touching
the person with leprosy and then see if we can replicate that! Get into the
character of Jesus who touched the man when everyone else refused to.
Reflect the character of Jesus by practicing lent. ...
'He Touched Him' - A Reflection
We have a rich image to keep in mind in today's
Gospel. In that yearly time of grace we are all called to allow ourselves to be
touched by the same God and be cleansed of our own leprous sores. May this
Eucharist provide a new way to open ourselves to God's healing grace who loves
us in spite of our sin. ...
The Gift of a Leper
Jesus Christ provides us an example of God as Healer, as He took on our
infirmities and cleansed us from all unrighteousness. The gift, which Moses
commanded by order of the One who later became Jesus Christ, is really to
us, that we might believe, have hope, and draw near to Him. The testimony,
the witness, is to us. ,,,
III. Great Lent - Week 2 - Featured Articles
8. Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
Malankara World Great Lent Supplement
9. Meditations and Reflections For Week 2 of Great Lent
Week 2 of Great Lent
Prayer Opens The Door for God
When we don't pray, what we're doing is closing the door to the Lord. And
not praying is this: closing the door to the Lord, so that He can do
nothing. On the other hand, prayer, in the face of a problem, a difficult
situation, a calamity, is opening the door to the Lord so that He will come.
So that He builds things, He knows to arrange things, to reorganize things.
This is what praying is: opening the door to the Lord, so that he can do
Psalms - Prayers to God
What needs to be understood, and what makes the Psalms so interesting, is
that they are not assembled at random. One leads to another, each prepares
for the next, balancing or fulfilling it. These are the prayers of Israel,
and the prayers of Jesus - the prayers Jesus learned and lived. ...
Teach Me to Pray
With a front-row seat to the life of Christ, what truly captured the
disciples' attention was the way He prayed. Jesus had a habit of retreating
from the demanding crowds and spending time alone in conversation with His
Father, as seen in Mark 1:35. ...
On Humility in Prayer
There is an old teaching that basically goes: Many think of prayer as trying
to get God to do your will. But true prayer is trying to understand what
God's will is and do it. ...
The Prayer of Surrender
Let go of the demand to have power and control, approval, appreciation and
affirmation and security and comfort. Then notice what happens. The peace of
God that surpasses all understanding will come to guard your heart and mind
in Christ. ...
Prayer to Our Father in Heaven
Our Father In Heaven,
Hallowed be Your Most Holy Name!
For You Alone Are Worthy of Our Worship,
For You Alone Are LORD,
You Alone Are the True God!
IV. Love - Valentine's Day Supplement
How's Your Love Life?
God says we are to love Him with all our heart, mind, body, soul and
strength. But not only God; we are to love others. Those who are genuinely
born of God not only love the Father, but the child born of Him. Thus Jesus
gave His disciples a new commandment: we are to love one another even as He
loves us (John 13:34 and 35). ....
Family: Five Unusual Ways to Show Biblical Love on Valentine's Day
These five ways of loving your spouse may seem impossible in moments of conflict
or exhaustion, but take heart. You are not alone. You can invite the Holy Spirit
to help you respond in kindness when you feel like lashing out. You can train
your mind to give your spouse the benefit of the doubt. You can ask God to give
you thick skin and a soft heart when your feelings get hurt. ...
Family Special: True Love
As a society, we've become more enthralled with falling in love than keeping
the home fires burning. We dream of weddings, not marriage. We're more
concerned with exhilarating moments than finding fulfillment in the mundane.
Family Special: Prayer - How Every Wife Can Fight Like a Warrior
Eventually I found myself choosing to battle rather than belittle, to praise
rather than pester, to believe rather than despair. And one day I woke up and
realized I was no longer blind to the gift of my husband. My prayers had granted
me fresh vision. ...
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