Day 289: Family, Society, and the Kingdom (2232-2237)

Prayer by Fr. Mike: “Father in Heaven, in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, I ask you to please be with every one of us as we are listening to these words today. As we are reading these words today, please be with us. Lord God, help us to understand the true value of your good gifts, the true value of discipleship, the true value of family, the true value of the society in which you have given us, in which you have placed us. Lord God, help us to acknowledge the goodness we have received and to acknowledge the limits of every good thing, except for you, because you are the source of good itself. You are the ultimate good. Because you are the foundation of all being, and you are love. Lord God, help us to let you, you alone, be the number one, be the center of our gravity, be the one God in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”