Prayer of the Day

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Apostle

February 22nd, 2014
""You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."" Matthew 16 : 16

Reading : 1 Peter 5 : 1-4 :  “I am an elder myself and a witness to the sufferings of Christ and with you I have a share in the glory that is to be revealed.  Be shepherds of your flock of Christ,  God who has entrusted to you,  watch over it,  not simply as a duty,  but gladly because God wants it, because you are eager to do it.

Gospel : Matthew 16 : 13-19 “But you’ he said; ‘Who do you say I am?”  Then Simon Peter spoke up; ‘You are the Christ’  he said; ‘the Son of the living God.’  Jesus replied; ‘Simon son of Jonah,  you are a happy man!  Because it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to you but my Father who is in heaven.  So I now say to you, you are Peter and on this rock I will build my Church.  And the gates of the wider world can never hold out against it.  I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven,  and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Prayer Christ be our light, shine in our hearts. Shine in the Church gathered to-day. Amen