Get our FREE JesuitPrayer App.
Apple  Android 

July 11, 2022

Saint Benedict

Is 1:10-17

Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. 

When you come to appear before me, who asked this from your hand? Trample my courts no more; bringing offerings is futile; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath and calling of convocation— I cannot endure solemn assemblies with iniquity. Your new moons and your appointed festivals my soul hates; they have become a burden to me, I am weary of bearing them. When you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.

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.

Just Try

Every now and then, the Bible offers us pretty clear-cut instruction: “… cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justice your aim …”

Really, it can’t be clearer, but how do we apply this challenge in our daily lives? Providentially, on the day I was to write this reflection, I listened to the Sons of Ignatius podcast featuring Jesuit Fathers David Lugo and Niall Leahy. The topic of the day was Catholic Social Teaching and hope, and Fr. Leahy made the comment, “God is not asking you to solve the problem. God is asking you to resist evil and work for the good.” 

And how do we do this? We try to do good in our little corner of the world. We care for the people in front of us. We defend the rights of the vulnerable. And we respond out of love, always out of love. If we do this, we still won’t be perfect, but we’ll have tried. And I think that’s all God is asking of us.

—Therese Fink Meyerhoff is the provincial assistant for communication for the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province.

 

Prayer

Breathe in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

Amen.

—St. Augustine of Hippo


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Welcome to JesuitPrayer.org

Ignatian spirituality reminds us that God pursues us in the routines of our home and work life, and in the hopes and fears of life's challenges. The founder of the Jesuits, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, created the Spiritual Exercises to deepen our relationship with Christ and to move our contemplation into service. May this prayer site anchor your day and strengthen your resolve to remember what truly matters.

(more about this site)



    Visit our
Social Media
   

My Candles

candle

Jesuit Prayer is pleased to offer candles for special occasions such as “Remembrance, joys, sorrows, anniversaries, and special intentions.” Proceeds help keep Jesuit Prayer free for all users.

REGISTER your free account to get started, and you'll get a free 30 days candle just for signing up.

LOGIN to access your candles

CLICK HERE for help with candles

Recent Public Candles

Make a Donation


It is through the generosity of our benefactors that we are able to offer JesuitPrayer.org free of charge.

Would you consider a donation?

Archives

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
       
  12345
2728     
       
28      
       
      1
       
     12
       
      1
30      
    123
25262728   
       
   1234
262728    
       
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
       
       
       
      1
       
293031    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
31      
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
       

July 11, 2022

Saint Benedict

Is 1:10-17

Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom! Listen to the teaching of our God, you people of Gomorrah! What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. 

When you come to appear before me, who asked this from your hand? Trample my courts no more; bringing offerings is futile; incense is an abomination to me. New moon and sabbath and calling of convocation— I cannot endure solemn assemblies with iniquity. Your new moons and your appointed festivals my soul hates; they have become a burden to me, I am weary of bearing them. When you stretch out your hands, I will hide my eyes from you; even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood.

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, plead for the widow.

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.

Just Try

Every now and then, the Bible offers us pretty clear-cut instruction: “… cease doing evil; learn to do good. Make justice your aim …”

Really, it can’t be clearer, but how do we apply this challenge in our daily lives? Providentially, on the day I was to write this reflection, I listened to the Sons of Ignatius podcast featuring Jesuit Fathers David Lugo and Niall Leahy. The topic of the day was Catholic Social Teaching and hope, and Fr. Leahy made the comment, “God is not asking you to solve the problem. God is asking you to resist evil and work for the good.” 

And how do we do this? We try to do good in our little corner of the world. We care for the people in front of us. We defend the rights of the vulnerable. And we respond out of love, always out of love. If we do this, we still won’t be perfect, but we’ll have tried. And I think that’s all God is asking of us.

—Therese Fink Meyerhoff is the provincial assistant for communication for the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province.

 

Prayer

Breathe in me O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Act in me O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Draw my heart O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy. Strengthen me O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy. Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.

Amen.

—St. Augustine of Hippo


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

Use this feature to hide the Candles that you dont wish to make public.

You can only view these candles when the "Show Hidden Candles" option is set to YES.

Sorry, there are no refunds on hidden candles.

Hide this Candle
Cancel

7 Day Candle – Blue
$0.99

30 Day Candle – Blue
$2.99

6 Month Candle – Blue
$9.99

First Candle FREE
$2.99

7 Day Candle – Red
$.99

7 Day Candle – Green
$.99

7 Day Candle – Violet
$0.99

7 Day Candle – Yellow
$0.99

30 Day Candle – Red
$2.99

30 Day Candle – Green
$2.99

30 Day Candle – Violet
$2.99

30 Day Candle – Yellow
$2.99

6 Month Candle – Red
$9.99

6 Month Candle Green
$9.99

6 Month Candle – Violet
$9.99

6 Month Candle – Yellow
$9.99

(help)

You are reporting this Candle?

Yes
Cancel