Preaching – Shalom Night Vigil – February – 2017 – Fr Jilto

Preaching by Fr Jilto. His spiritual words and explaining the Gospel will surely help to understand the mistakes and sins and lead to repentance and make the way to God.

Arise, cry out in the night,
as the watches of the night begin;
pour out your heart like water
in the presence of the Lord. (Lamentations 2:19)

A Trinitarian night of miracles, an amazing spiritual experience.

Every First Friday, the whole of Shalom family gather together to pray for the world. On the still silence of the night, they offer before the Blessed Sacrament all the prayer intentions coming through post, phone, e-mail and fax. Simultaneously, special prayer service for the public is conducted within the office of Shalom.

It is a day of blessings. The Lord touches many who are lost in despair. The sick are healed! Sinners are liberated! Youth groping in darkness find a new light! Peace return to shattered families!

Shalom Night Vigil is a spiritually nourishing programme which includes Rosary, Praise and Worship, Sharing of the Word, Narration of Testimonies, Adoration and Holy Mass which comes on all first Fridays. Many a soul finds solace of mind and heart as well as realizes the love of our heavenly Father participating in it. The Lord has enormously blessed many people through this enriching programme and it is attested by the thousands of letters and phone calls receiving in Shalom.

You might begin that night with cries of despair, but surely you cannot help but end it with tears of joy rolling down your cheeks, because your Lord will definitely visit you that night.

Watch it on Shalom TV every First Friday starting at 8.00 p.m. IST.

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Prayer before a crucifix

Good and gentle Jesus, I kneel before you, I see and ponder your five wounds. My eyes behold what David prophesied about you: “They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones”.

Imprint on me this image of yourself. Fulfill the deep desires of my heart. Give me faith, hope and love, repentance for my sins, and the strength to serve your people with respect and love. Amen.

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Lent Devotions – Day 7

Lent is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday. Lent is a season of the Christian Year where Christians focus on simple living, prayer, and fasting in order to grow closer to God.

Many times we avoid confessions, asking pardon for sins to God. Even in prayer we do not remember our sins and ask pardon to God. We get many chances for repentance, but instead of repentance, again and again we fall into sins. Let us pray to God to forgive our sins and give us strength to repent about our sins and also to avoid sin in future.

Lent Devotion Day 7

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Slow down sins – Speed up Prayer

Because we are flesh and blood, we are very prone to giving in to the desire to sin.

Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.(Matthew 26:41)

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.(Philippians 4:13)

How can we stop wanting to sin? How do we resist temptation?

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Even something as simple as slowing down our reaction time can help us resist Satan’s urgings for us to sin.(James 4:7)

I will speed up Alleluia and prayers which will help to Slow Down Sins.  Pace Oddity