July 17, 2017 Monday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time-A
Exodus 1:8-14, 22
Our help is in the name of the Lord. Psalm 124:8
Lord, I really feel overwhelmed today. When I got up this morning I was greeted by more problems than I could count. There were more obstacles, more troubles, more enemies. So much drags me down: poor health, family squabbles, money worries, car trouble and uncertain future. Even the country I love seems to be coming apart at the seams. There is so much in life over which I have little or no control. But I do have control over my response to trials. You have blessed me with the gift of faith in you. Although our world rejects you, I won’t. When all seems lost, my help and my hope are in your name, Lord. Right now I lay all my troubles, worries and fears at your feet and look for you to rescue me from them. Lift up my drooping spirit Lord, for I trust in you completely. Be my champion this day, Lord. I thank you in advance for all you will save, protect and strengthen me for today. Amen.