Novena for the Church – Day Five

For the Gift of the Word of God – The Scriptures

Heavenly Father, 

How grateful we are for the gift of the Catholic faith. Help us, we pray to recognize, no matter how tattered or torn the world may become, nor how broken we find the faithful, the Church you created to unify us will also persevere. Father, we beg for the grace not only for ourselves but for all, to have eyes to see and ears to hear the beauty and hope the Catholic Faith has to offer. 

Today, we pray in thanksgiving for the gift of the Word of God. Our God is not silent nor distant.  He has made himself known through the Scriptures – living, dynamic, inspired words to guide us. The Scriptures good for teaching, guiding, encouraging, and igniting the faithful. Lord, open my ears and heart to hear what messages you have deemed specifically for me. May I grow more wise, faithful, and closer to you with every word I read!

(Include Your Intentions Here)

Offer One Each:  Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be  

I’ve always been a bit of a Bible nerd…

A Snippet of Emily Ricci’s Scripture Post:

For example, my earliest memory of life is when I was about four or five years old. I had a small children’s Bible that I read cover to cover in one afternoon and ran out to exclaim to my mother that I had just read the whole Bible in a single day.

It makes sense – I’ve always been a reading fanatic. After school, I would spend hours every afternoon reading, sometimes two or three books in a day. I’ve always loved being transported to another place and time, losing myself in the characters and stories.

When I got to college, I had an amazing Scripture professor who really opened my eyes to the stories. I’d never heard of how the Old Testament and New Testament were connected before; I just thought the Bible was one long historical story.

But then, I found out about typology, which is the idea that many of the people and circumstances of the Old Testament are really just relived (in a greater, more meaningful way) in the New.

Optional For Today:  Grab your Bible or open your favorite Bible App; pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and then choose a Scripture verse to spend some time contemplating.

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