December 20 – Saints Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Saints Abraham Isaac Jacob

listenDear God, You set into motion the plan of salvation through Saints Abraham and Isaac & Jacob.  You tested Abraham’s faith in You.  He was willing to sacrifice his son Isaac in obedience to You, but You provided a substitute — a ram — as a sign of the coming of the Messiah.  Isaac passed the promise onto his son Jacob, whom You renamed Israel after he wrestled with a divine visitor.  I ask them to pray for Jews today to recognize in Jesus the Messiah they await.  I ask them to intercede for Jews who have already converted.  Protect them, O Lord, as they find their place in the Church.  Work through them to lead others to Christ.  Saints Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, pray for us.  Amen.

Quote for Today

Venerable Fulton Sheen (1895-1979)

quoteUnless souls are saved, nothing is saved; there can be no world peace unless there is soul peace. World wars are only projections of the conflicts waged inside the souls of men and women, for nothing happens in the external world that has not first happened within a soul.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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