Daily Reflection with Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes



Dear Friends: Praying is not easy. Our daily routine calls for our full attention. And the world around us puts little value on prayer; our lives are full of material things but at the same time are getting emptier in God’s value.

For this reason, I will post a daily reflection and as you visit this site may the Holy Spirit within you come to your aid and guide you gently to the God who loves you
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Prayer on Repentance

Heavenly Father,
all the fancy words in the world expressed in eloquent prose
decorated with emotion spoken with conviction cannot compete with a heartfelt
"sorry" when all other words fail.
There are times when we are all too aware of our limitations
conscious of sin and the distance it creates between us..Sometimes "sorry" is all the heart can bear to say aloud.
It is only You, My Lord, who can read and understand the language of our hearts
Only you who can translate our "sorry" into the prayer we would have prayed if we had the words within us.
Then you forgive and having forgiven surround us in an embrace of love
drawing us close to your heart as it was always meant to be.
Thank you, Heavenly Father that you listen to hearts as well as voices
Thank you.
Your forgiveness is total no notebook, tape recorder, or post-it notesto remind you of that moment when You take our confession
offered with hands outstretched and gently like the loving heavenly Father that you are put it to one side to be forgotten No grudges, no itching for judgement
No resentment or ill-will .

Not like us who find it easy to say sorry but so hard to forgive
absolutely Forgive us, Father that we are often more willing to accept forgiveness
than to forgive More willing to accept your love
than to share it with those who have hurt us.
Teach us to forgive As you forgive.
Love has its source in you Heavenly God Flows from you like an ocean into a world as unyielding as any shoreline cliff
And like the ocean which batters erodes and wears away even the hardest stone your love persists finds cracks and inlets in hardened hearts
flows inside and works a miracle. Who would think that water was more powerful than granite love mightier than the hardest heart
Thank you, Heavenly God for the power of your love.
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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Prayer for The Advent

What was it in that natal star pre-eminent in the night-time sky that stirred the hearts and imaginations of those magi from the eastwas it color brightness conjunction or morea still small voice whispering in the darkness of the world: 'This is the sign that will proceed the birth of he who fulfils the prophets' words. 'That still small voice which whispers still to our conscience and soul still leads if we will but followto the stable door.
In this season of expectationWe prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah. Into the bustle of our lives and the hard to find moments of solitude
We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah, into our homes and situations along with friends and families. We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah, into our hearts, and those often hidden parts of our lives. We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah. For beneath the surface of your story is an inescapable fact You entered this world as vulnerable as any one of us in order to nail that vulnerability to the cross. Our fears, our insecurities and our sins all that can separate us from Godex changed by your Grace for Love. We cannot comprehend the reasoning only marvel that Salvation comes to us through a baby born in a stable, and reaches out to a world in need.In this season of anticipation. We prepare to welcome Christ Jesus, Messiah
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Rev. Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
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Suite 503
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

You call us

You call us to service to be your eyes and ears
hands and voice in this your world
To open our eyes not only to the beauty and love which you create but the injustice hate and suffering that mankind generates
To open our ears not only to the chattering of this coming week
but the searching fears and questioning of all whom we shall meet
To open our hands not only to those we choose our lives to share
but in welcome love and fellowship to all who you draw near
To open our mouths not only to speak platitudes and simple words
But the truths you lay upon our hearts Your Word for this your world
You call us to service to be your eyes and ears
hands and voice in this your world.
Travel with Father Tomas Del Valle to China and Holy Land. For more information, please visit our webpage http://www.discovering21century.com/  
Rev. Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Discovering 21 Century
330 West 38 Street
Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Radiosigloxxi@aol.com
Office Cell 917-499-9715
Office Tel- 212-244-4778