Lord Jesus, Saint Evodius of Antioch was one of the 72 disciples You commissioned — with a share of Your power — to go and make a difference in the world for the Kingdom of God. After Your ascension, Saint Peter ordained him a priest and then Bishop of Antioch. He was the first person to use the word “Christian.” Likewise, You commissioned me on the day of my Baptism, and You empowered me with the gifts I need to fulfill my calling. I ask Saint Evodius to pray that the ministries in which I’m now involved will lead into new ministries that will be even more productive. Help me to grow in service. Saint Evodius of Antioch, pray for me. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Saint Francis Laval (1623-1708)
Feast day May 6
Too often a sharp word, impatience and a sullen face can destroy in a moment what we have taken so long to achieve.”
Let them remember that the seed of the Word of God bears fruit in patience.”
Let them try to avoid two extremes that are to be feared in those which apply to the conversion of souls: to hope too much or despairing too much.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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