Blessed Redeemer, the Apostles Peter and Paul were leaders and models in strengthening the faith of the infant Church, and I ask them to pray for my faith to grow strong. Saint Paul wrote in his second letter to Saint Timothy, “I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God that you have.” Wherever I am still a baby in my relationship with You, weak and uncertain, I ask Saints Peter and Paul to pray for me to grow into spiritual maturity. Help me, O Lord, to increase in faith and trust. Where Your presence is but a spark in me, fan it into a flame that brightens other people’s lives. Saints Peter and Paul, pray for me. Amen.
Quote for Today
Pope Saint John Paul II (1920-2005)
Feast day October 22
The solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul invites us to reflect on the way taken by Peter and Paul as they followed Christ from the day of their calling to that of their martyrdom in Rome. ‘He sent them on ahead of him, two by two’ (Luke 10:1). We should meditate on the meaning of these words. Do they not suggest that Christ is also sending us out two by two as messengers of his Gospel in the West and in the East?”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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