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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Monday, February 24, 2014

Life Is A Journey

Life is a journey through many terrain

From gardens of pleasure to deserts of pain.
From an ocean of love to a jungle of hate
From mountains of glory to canyons of fate.
There's a highway for joy and a highway for sorrow

A road for today and a road for tomorrow.
So choose your path wisely and walk with care
If you follow your heart you'll find your way there.
I've been to the garden and planted seeds there I've been to the desert and felt the despair

I swam in the ocean and drank of it's wine I've done all these things since you were mine.
I climbed up the mountain to touch the sky I went to the canyon and started to cry.
I've traveled both highways, both today and tomorrow

I've basked in the joy and wallowed in sorrow.
My path has been chosen and I walk it with care
I've followed my heart and I'm on my way there.
So I'll just keep on walking till I find what I'm after
To mountains and oceans and gardens of laughter.
Author: Unknown

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Our Walk with You

Your light is the only light I need
as I travel through life's mystery
Your word the only voice I hear
that still small voice that leads me
to the place where I should be
Your presence is the only company I need
as I walk this narrow road
Your fellowship the warmth I crave
to help me on my way

Our walk with God is never a lonely walk
it is a family occasion if taken in the company
of God's children.
If we lag behind there are those who will turn
and offer words of encouragement
hold out a hand and offer assistance
over stiles and other obstacles
share refreshment help us from our knees
when we stumble.
Our walk with God is never a lonely walk.
It is a joyful experience as along the path others join us
attracted by the company of God's children
singing the same songs of praise that angels sing
following a path worn down by tears and joy
and sacrifice Our walk with God is never a lonely walk
for he walks with us on a track that leads
to a glorious destination.

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New York, NY 10018
Tel - 212-244-4778
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Monday, February 10, 2014

God, Creator of Heaven and Earth

You have cared for the earth, and have filled it with your riches. Abundance flows in your steppes, through the pastures and wilderness. You provide for our land, softening it with showers, bathing it in light, and blessing it with growth.

The hills sing with joy; the meadows are covered with flocks; the fields deck themselves with wheat; and together they glorify your name!

On this occasion of our Thanksgiving, we as a nation take rest from our labors to consider your many blessings. We thank you for our freedoms, and for the opportunity to contribute our skills, our attributes and our values toward the good of society.

We thank you for the mixture of our cultures, blending us into one people under God. Help us to be a light unto other nations, and to further the cause of freedom and justice all over the world.

We remember those who are less fortunate than we. We lift up in prayer the victims of poverty and racism, and all those who suffer from forms of political and economic oppression. Let the word that goes forth from our mouths speak of your peace, and let us proclaim our hope in Christ as Savior of all humankind.

We pray that you will bless all those who gather here, as we have come to experience your presence among us. Give us your guidance, O God, and empower us for your work. For we claim nothing for ourselves, but return all honor and glory unto you, and offer our thanks and praise. 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