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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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thank you /Gracias

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To each and every one of you I thank you so much for all your best wishes, prayers and birthday messages that I have received on  my 3 Facebook Accounts, 3 Sonico Accounts, 3 Plaxo Accounts, My Space, Youtube, Linkedin, Twitter, Hi5, PoDomatic, migente,  and regular emails
I was Overwhelmed with your messages and I am so deeply touched. I thank God for your friendship and for allowing me to reach your homes with my blogs,  reflections and prayers. 
I m blessed to have friends like you, my "Cyber Family".
I have read eac message and email , and I feel  so humble to have such a great FAMILY like you, my friends,
specially now, since I have my family far away in Spain, reading your messages made me feel less alone. Thank you and God bless you all.

GRACIAS:
Mil gracias a todos ustedes que me han enviado su felicitación y sus mejores deseos con motivo de mi cumpleaños, les agradezco profundamente su cariño, su apoyo y su respeto. Trate de dar respuesta uno a uno a todos ustedes, pero hasta el momento en que estoy redactando esta nota me es IMPOSIBLE, porque tengo  3 Facebooks, 3 Sonicos, 3 Plaxos, Hi5, MySpace, Linkedin, Youtube, Twitter, Podomatic, MiGente, y mis correos regulares
Solo les pido sus oraciones y gracias por permitirme llegar a  sus hogares por medio de mis reflexiones, columnas, oraciones etc.
Con sus saludos, cariño y respeto me demuestran cuan cierto es aquello que leemos en el evangelio: aquel que deja familia por anunciar el evangelio, recibirá ciento por uno ya en esta tierra.
Ustedes son mi familia, mis amigos, mi ciento por uno, y en este día que celebro un año más de mi vida han estado junto a mí. 
Gracias infinitas y que el buen Dios les recompense como ustedes se merecen. De Nuevo un gracias sincero y humilde.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Prayer

Lord, so often times, as any other day
When we sit down to our meal and pray

We hurry along and make fast the blessing
Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

We're slaves to the olfactory overload
We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

But Lord, I'd like to take a few minute more
To really give thanks to what I'm thankful for

For my family, my health, a nice soft bed
My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

I'm thankful right now to be surrounded by those
Whose lives touch me more than they'll ever possibly know

Thankful Lord, that You've blessed me beyond measure
Thankful that in my heart lives life's greatest treasure

That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place
And I'm ever so grateful for Your unending grace

So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You've provided
And bless each and every person invited

Amen!

Father Tomas Del Valle-Reyes

Monday, November 25, 2013

A Blessing for Friends

Gracious God, I ask your blessing on all my friends who have given of their own heart and soul to deepen and strengthen my own. 
I pray especially for those who have walked alongside me when I have not been a faithful friend myself. 
When I feel alone, remind me that my friends are one your greatest gifts of grace to me. Let me be to them what they are to me. I ask this for the sake of your love. Amen.

Descubriendo el Siglo 21Padre Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
330 West 38 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
Office Cell 917-499-9715
Español: www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com
English: www.Discovering21century.com

Monday, November 18, 2013

Father, take this Anger off me..

Gracious God, sometimes anger seems so near to the surface of my life. An unwelcome word, the remembrance of a past hurt, a disappointment I had not expected can make my emotions swirl with the force of a small cyclone. Sometimes my heart feels hot, my nerves feel edgy, my mind feels like lit dynamite. And sometimes, I just turn silent, go inward, cut myself off from anything and anyone that could ease the throbbing inside. I hold on to my anger, as if to let it go would render the reason for my anger meaningless. I pray that your great love will burn away my anger and leave me settled in the cool breeze of your presence. Help me let go, not only of the anger, but of what made me angry in the first place. Let me breathe deep the wonder and peace of love. Amen.

Descubriendo el Siglo 21Padre Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
330 West 38 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
Office Cell 917-499-9715
Español: www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com
English: www.Discovering21century.com

Monday, November 11, 2013

I want to Love my friends

Almighty God, whose love has sent his son into the world to be our light of perfect love, please grant me the best of your gifts, the power to win love.
Fill my heart with love for others, that it may draw love unto itself. Set me free from selfish cares, that I may have time and thoughts for them. Bless me, that I receive love by the loving service that I give.

Grant to me a kindly disposition, and the graces of both mind and body, that win love. Let me always remember that self-seeking drives love away, and keep me from jealousy that destroys it.

Hear my prayer, my Lord.

Amen.

Descubriendo el Siglo 21Padre Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
330 West 38 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
Office Cell 917-499-9715
Español: www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com
English: www.Discovering21century.com

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lord, Give me Hope

Dear Lord God, my heavenly Father, I beg you to grant me the gift of hope. My life is dark and full of sorrow. There seems nothing to look forward to but sadness.
Show me that life has duties and many pleasures still waiting for me. Revive within me the desire to live.

Plant hope in my heart, that despair may vanish as the dew before the sun. I know all good things come from you, and you have promised to give them to your children who try to serve you.

Let the hope of happiness in the world, come to brighten my way.

I ask this in Jesus' name.

Amen.

Descubriendo el Siglo 21Padre Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
330 West 38 Street, Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
Office Cell 917-499-9715
Español: www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com
English: www.Discovering21century.com