The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Tuesday, Memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon & Korean Martyrs, 20 September 2022 Proverbs 21:1-6, 10-13 <*((((>< + ><))))*> Luke 8:19-21
God our loving Father, today I offer myself to you, everything I have, all my plans and undertakings because everything is ultimately in your hands!
Like a stream is the king’s heart in the hand of the Lord; wherever it pleases him, he directs it. All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes, but it is the Lord who proves hearts. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Slow me down, caution me, and if necessary, stop me to yield to your Holy Will and better plans especially when I am overwhelmed by my many preparations, when I feel stressed and compelled by people and situations; remind me, Lord, people and their welfare are better than programs and things; open my heart and my ears to listen to your words, to your voice always the faintest one deep in my heart covered by the noises of the world and of my many confusions and selfish ambitions.
Like the first martyrs of Korea whom we remember today, grant me courage and perseverance to hold on to what is true and good, to remain steadfast in faith in the face of persecutions and trials, ready to sacrifice and let go of my pleasures and comforts, so inspire others to find and follow you, dear Jesus. St. Andrew Kim Taegon and companion Martyrs, Pray for Us! Amen.