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Power of Prayer

Background Music: Panalangin by Mark Anthony Cuevas
    Voiced by: Shirly Benedictos

June 25, Tuesday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time
Daily Readings: 2 KGS 19:9B-11, 14-21, 31-35A, 36; MT 7:6, 12-14

The power of prayer is incredibly effective. Hezekiah, king of Judah, prayed fervently to God for salvation from the hands of Sennacherib, king of Assyria.

His prayer was, "O LORD, our God, save us from the power of this man, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that you alone, O LORD, are God."

The Lord listened to His servant Hezekiah, shielding and saving the city for His own sake and for the sake of His servant David.

Today's Gospel speaks about the Golden Rule in the Bible: "Do to others whatever you would have them do to you." Jesus told His disciples to enter through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many.

The Golden Rule, proclaimed by Jesus of Nazareth during His Sermon on the Mount, is described by Him as the second great commandment. The common English phrasing is, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

Call to Action for Catholic Living: Treat all as you want to be treated, and more than that, treat all as God has treated you. This Golden Rule illustrates kindness and goodness to others. If you want people to treat you with kindness, then be kind to others. Whatever you do to others, it comes back to you.

Lord Jesus, guide us to be kind to others. Amen.


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