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, October 27, 2014

Take away this
Disappointment

Dear God, I pray for my brothers and sisters and others in my circle of family and friends who are struggling with challenges...
When they're disappointed that You haven't answered their prayers or haven't seemed to make any move to change things yet, forgive their impatience.
Help them to live like the prophets of old, who were patient even when they had to suffer, and who didn't quit though they must have felt like it sometimes.
Help these I'm praying for not to quit either. (James 5:10–11a)
Help them to trust You and believe that You care, that You haven't forgotten them—and You won't! When trouble comes their way, when they're facing tests and challenges, help them be willing to thank You in all circumstances, difficult as that is. (Nahum 1:7a; Isaiah 49:15b; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 5:20)
Help them to love You with all their hearts, souls, and minds, for You cause all things to work together for our good when we love You and are called according to Your purpose. Help them realize that somehow You're fitting them into Your plans. Help their love for You to be as steadfast and unchanging as Your love for them. (Matthew 22:37; Romans 8:28, 38–39)May they never question Your love, knowing it was settled once and forever at the cross. (1 John 4:10)
In Jesus' name, amen.

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Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Discovering 21 Century /Descubriendo el siglo 21
330 West 38 Street
Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
212.244-4778

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Give Your Life To Jesus

When Jesus comes into your life,
and dwells within your heart,
You'll never be the same again,
and that's the greatest part.
For man is weak and sinful,
and he struggles to survive,
But when Jesus isn't in his life,
he's only just alive.

Material wealth is not enough,
this he'll find is true,
The reason he'll not understand,
and he'll know not what to do.

For happiness and peace of mind,
are elusive as the breeze,
His heart and soul are restless,
like the ever endless seas.

But Jesus is the savior
of man's sick and troubled soul,
And He can take a broken life,
and make it new and whole.

So give your life to Jesus,
let Him cleanse your heart and soul,
And eternal life in heaven
will be your life's new goal.
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Need a Bible? We have them in English and Spanish, please visit our website or call us.
Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Discovering 21 Century /Descubriendo el siglo 21
330 West 38 Street
Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
212.244-4778

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Monday, October 13, 2014

I have no excuses

I make excuses for the sins that I commit,
But when I'm honest my excuses just don't fit.

If my sins are so little, why did Christ need to die?If they don't matter, why was the penalty so high?
Dear Lord, keep me aware of the price You paid,
How You suffered, bled and died because my sins on You were laid.
Help me to be careful in the things I say or do,To show unto others less of me and more of You.
Help me to serve You gladly because of what You've done for me.
I know my only freedom came when from sin You set me free.
So many years of bondage serving self with me as lord,
Having doubts and fears and worry as my daily reward.
You came and with Your forgiveness came a life of utter joy,
There's peace and love and happiness in being in Your employ.
I beg You to always keep me in the center of Your will,And point out any wrong or sinful things by Your tender voice so still.
I have no excuse for the sinful things I do,
Your Word tells me that and I know Your Word is true.
I thank You for forgiving me and for dying in my place,
I wouldn't stand a chance You see if it wasn't for Your grace.

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Need a Bible? We have them in English and Spanish, please visit our website or call us.
Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Discovering 21 Century /Descubriendo el siglo 21
330 West 38 Street
Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
212.244-4778

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Wings of Prayer

Just close your eyes and open your heart...
Feel your worry and cares depart.
Just yield yourself to the Father above...
Let Him hold you secure in His love.
For life on earth grows more involved...
With endless problems that we can't solve.
But, God only asked us to do our best...
Then He will take care of and finish the rest.

So when you're tired, discouraged, and feeling blue...
There is always a door open for you,

That is the door to the house of prayer...
You'll always find God waiting to meet you there.

The house of prayer is no further away...
Than the quiet place where you kneel to pray.

For the heart is a temple when God is there...
When we place ourselves in His loving care.

He hears every prayer and answers each one...
When we pray in His name~~Thy will be done.

The burdens that seemed too heavy to bare...
Are lifted away on the Wings of Prayer.
Author Unknown To Me
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Need a Bible? We have them in English and Spanish, please visit our website or call us.
Fr. Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Discovering 21 Century /Descubriendo el siglo 21
330 West 38 Street
Suite 503
New York, NY 10018
212.244-4778

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