The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Friday, Memorial of St. Cornelius, Pope, & St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs, 16 September 2022 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Luke 8:1-3
Today I pray, dear Jesus, for all the women of the world: our mothers and sisters, our nieces and aunties, our grandmothers and girlfriends; bless the wives and single-ladies, the women working inside and outside in all levels of the corporate world and the various industries, the women in the armed forces and in the police; bless and guide the women who serve the poor and disadvantaged, the women who serve in the church, the women who serve in government, the women who take care of their families especially those sick, the women who are sick; gladden the hearts and comfort the women never appreciated by their own family and the society, the women who cry in silence for being taken for granted and neglected, the women who hurt inside, the women imprisoned physically, emotionally, and mentally; bless the women in the frontline of health care especially those in far-flung areas; special blessings also O Lord, on those women reading and praying this now.
Jesus journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, Susanna, and many others who provided for them out of their resources.
Dearest Jesus Christ, grant us the freedom like you to freely go out with women frowned upon by society; most of all, teach us to always respect women and everyone for we are all equal in dignity before God our Father and Maker; help us find you among the misunderstood, the judged, the boxed and labelled simply for voicing out their thoughts and feelings as well as those victims of social inequalities; free us from our many biases and prejudices against others, especially against women. Amen.