Thursday of the First week of Lent

Saint Matthew 7:7-12.
by Daily Gospel | Source: Daily Gospel

Book of Esther C:12.14-16.23-25.


Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, had recourse to the LORD. Then she prayed to the Lord, the God of Israel, saying: "My Lord, our King, you alone are God. Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand.


   As a child I was wont to hear from the people of the land of my forefathers that you, O Lord, chose Israel from among all peoples, and our fathers from among all their ancestors, as a lasting heritage, and that you fulfilled all your promises to them.


   Be mindful of us, O Lord. Manifest yourself in the time of our distress and give me courage, King of gods and Ruler of every power. Put in my mouth persuasive words in the presence of the lion, and turn his heart to hatred for our enemy, so that he and those who are in league with him may perish. Save us by your power, and help me, who am alone and have no one but you, O Lord." You know all things.

 

 

Psalms 138(137):1-2a.2bc-3.7c-8.

Of David.


I thank you, LORD, with all my heart;

before the gods to you I sing.
I bow low toward your holy temple;

I praise your name for your fidelity and love.


For you have exalted over all your name and your promise.
I bow low toward your holy temple;

I praise your name for your fidelity and love.


When I cried out, you answered;

you strengthened my spirit.
Though I walk in the midst of dangers,

you guard my life when my enemies rage.


You stretch out your hand;

your right hand saves me.
The LORD is with me to the end.

LORD, your love endures forever.

Never forsake the work of your hands!

 

 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 7:7-12.


Jesus said to his disciples: "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.


   Which one of you would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. This is the law and the prophets."

 



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