But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.
30th Ordinary Sunday, 23 October: Sir 35:12-14 & 16-18; Ps 34:2-3 & 17-19 & 21-22; 2 Tm 4:6-8 & 16-18; Lk 18:9-14 ~ be merciful to me
O God, who alone can probe the depths of the heart, you hear the prayer of the humble and justify the repentant sinner. As we stand before you, grant us the gift of humility, that we may see our own sins clearly and refrain from judging our neighbor. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever.
“I am an emptiness for Thee to fill; my soul a cavern for Thy sea.”
– George MacDonald
Morning Prayer: Fri, 21 Oct – Psalm 119:121-128; 1 Kings 3:12-13; Matthew 22:15-22 ~ a wise and understanding heart
Give me wisdom and understanding: help me to live in the light of Your presence.