|Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona|
This week has been a hard one as we prepare Benjamin to go to college in another state. It's especially challenging after recently receiving a diagnosis of autism for him in addition to his learning differences. So we hope and pray for a successful college experience for him. It's going to be a real challenge. But God has opened so many doors for him to attend Grand Canyon University that we have to trust Him with Benjamin.
So this is a time for massive prayer for Benjamin and for us, too, as we're five hours away from our youngest.
Here are our Propers for this the Twelfth Week after Trinity--about halfway through Ordinary Time, the growing season of our Christian Year:
TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
ALMIGHTY and eternal God, you are always more ready to hear than we are to pray, and are always ready to give us more than we desire or deserve; Pour down your abundant mercy upon us, forgiving us those things which weigh on our consciences and giving us those good things for which we are not worthy to ask, except through the sacrifice and mediation of Jesus Christ, your Son our Lord; Who lives and rules with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. (References: Isaiah 65.24; 1 Kings 3.11-12; John 16.33)
2 Corinthians 3.4-9; Mark 7.31-37; Psalm 70; Psalm 34.1-5; Proverbs 22.1-2; 8-9; 22-23.
And our Quotation of the Week comes from Dynamic Catholic's daily posts:
"Every moment is an opportunity for holiness. Learning to grasp these opportunities one moment at a time is central to the Christian life."
So please join us in prayer for Benjamin as he adjusts to living on a campus of 21,000 students after twelve years of home education. BIG changes!!
Soli Deo Gloria,