Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Ciaran and Blessed Frederick Ozanam, co-founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

September 9th, 2014
""Jesus spent the whole night in prayer and he picked twelve whom he called ‘apostles.'"" Luke 6 : 12

“Jesus went into the hills to pray, and he spent the whole night in prayer to God. When the day came he summoned his disciples and picked out twelve whom he called ‘apostles ‘ Simon whom he called  Peter, and his brother Andrew James John Philip Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon called the  Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot who  became a traitor. ” (Luke 6 : 12 – 16)

Jesus ascends to a quiet place to pray to God in the choice of the twelve Apostles. For Luke ‘Twelve‘ is symbolic.  In the Acts St. Paul mentions ‘the number must be complete.’  After the death of Judas Matthias was chosen to take Judas’ place. With the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Twelve were present to go out and preach the Word of God, to continue Jesus’ mission.

Prayer God our Father, we ask Jesus to continue his presence in our Church. Amen