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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ted Kennedy and 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

The events of the past few days have marked this week. Ted Kennedy was a part of all of our lives. It is amazing what one man accomplished. I thought that the Opening Prayer for today's Liturgy might speak to you as it does to me so I am copying it here:

"Almighty God, every good thing comes from you. Fill our hearts with love for you. Increase our faith, and by your constant care protect the good you have given us."

The Alternate Opening Prayer is also good for reflection today:
"Lord God of power and might, nothing is good which is against your will, and all is of value which comes from your hand. Place in our hearts a desire to please you and fill our minds with insight into love, so that every thought may grow in wisdom and all our efforts may be filled with your peace."

Those prayers have so much to say to me that I may be returning to them all week. I also love the short Communion Antiphon:
"O Lord, how great is the depth of the kindness you have shown to those who love you." It makes a good prayer to say today in remembering Ted Kennedy!

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