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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Friday, February 23, 2024

Prayer for Loving Like Jesus

Father Almighty, I must thank You for looking beyond my faults and for loving me unconditionally.
Forgive me when I fail to love others in the same way.
Give me eyes to see the needs of the difficult people in my life and show me how to meet those needs in a way that pleases You.
In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.


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P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Prayers on Lent

Forty days alone, a wilderness of thoughts tempting and 
inviting thoughts
which could so easily have distracted you from your task, 

your mission your vision.
Yet you emerged, stronger and more attuned to all that had
to be done 
despite a time constraint that to our eyes would have seemed hopeless.
We too live in stressful times.
Demands are made of our time that leave so little
for
the important things of life.
We are easily distracted in the wilderness of our lives
by every call to go this way or that to turn stone to bread
leap from mountains and do all that would keep us from the truth.

We listen to the voices of this world and ignore 

the one who endured all this and so much more and 
emerged triumphant that we might not have to suffer so.
Forgive us, Father when we get distracted from our task
Forgive us those times when we try to be all things to all men
and fail to be anything to anyone 

It is customary, Lord
to give something up during the season of Lent.

What would you have me do without? 

I who have so much
Chocolate?
Cream cakes?

Cigarettes?

Sweets?
Swearing?
The list is endless.........................................

and I could give up all those things for the span of 40 days
quite easily and almost painlessly 

But what difference would it make other than making me feel 'holier' that my friend who makes no such sacrifice . 
What would you have me do without? 
I who have so much:
Selfishness?
Conceit?
Envy?
Pride?
I fear before I ask 
that the answer might be 'yes' and the giving up would be 

all too real, Lord it would be difficult painful sacrificial a real cross to carry for 40 days
and more?


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Fr Tomás Del Valle-Reyes
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New York, NY 10018
(212) 244 4778


Friday, February 16, 2024

Prayer for Restored Relationships

Father God, open my eyes to see the ways I’m like Cain.
What conflicts am I allowing to brew in my family?
What anger is bubbling into murderous rage in my relationships?
Thank You for the clarity to see how hatred kills relationships.
I choose instead the way of love.
Love protects.
Help me to protect those I love by loving them.
Your way is always best, Father.
I pray in Jesus’ Name,
Amen


Padre Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo El Siglo 21
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
212-244-4778
917-499-9715 WhatsApp only

Radiosigloxxi@aol.com
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

Friday, February 9, 2024

Prayer of God’s Provision

Dear Father God, Thank You for Your unfailing love for me, Your blessings, and goodness.
Thank You for Your faithfulness to guide me and see me through times of uncertainty, for lifting me up, and setting me on high.
Thank You for Scripture that comforts and reminds me of Your promises, plan, and provision.
Thank you for taking away my fears and worries, the what-ifs, and reminding me that my help comes from You.
Help me be a good steward and to sow wisely.
In Christ’s Name,
Amen.


Padre Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo El Siglo 21
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
212-244-4778
917-499-9715 WhatsApp only

Radiosigloxxi@aol.com
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

Friday, February 2, 2024

Prayer for a Heavy Heart

Lord, I want to lay before you all that weighs heavy on my heart.
Reveal even the sin I am not aware of, Lord.
I lay these at your feet and pray your forgiveness on me.
I believe you when you say that you wash us whiter than snow.
Thank you, Lord, for your unending love for me!
Help me start fresh right now to make choices that honor you.
In Jesus' Name,
Amen


Padre Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo El Siglo 21
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
212-244-4778
917-499-9715 WhatsApp only

Radiosigloxxi@aol.com
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

Friday, January 26, 2024

Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

"Dear Father, You alone, God, know the sorrow deep within my heart and You alone are the One who can heal my broken heart.

You who are my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me” (Jeremiah 8:18).
In this darkest of times in my life, Father Lord, I turn towards you, asking You to mend my brokenness and extend Your healing into to every area of my heart that is ripped and torn apart.
I’m powerless, Lord, to remove this heartbreak from my heart but You who created my innermost being and knit me together in my mother’s womb, can make my heart anew again (Psalm 139:13).
I praise You, Father, because in You, I can be set free from the grief, as your word assures, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36).
Thank You for Your nearness to me during this time of overwhelming heartbreak and loss.
In Your beautiful name I release my deepest sorrows and receive Your abundant life.
Today, Father, I receive Your freedom from this brokenness to heal my heart.
I look to you to turn my sorrow into joy and to replace my many tears shed with joyful songs (Psalm 126:5).
In Jesus’ name,
Amen"

Padre Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo El Siglo 21
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
212-244-4778
917-499-9715 WhatsApp only

Radiosigloxxi@aol.com
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/

Friday, January 19, 2024

Prayer for Your Children

Lord, I release my children to Your care and protection,

and I relinquish my will for them in favor of Your will.
I know I can't go everywhere my child goes, but I know you do.
Please protect them.
Give us wisdom for how to parent well.
Give us peace in Your goodness toward our children and your love for us.
In Jesus' Name,
Amen.~


Padre Tomas Del Valle-Reyes
Descubriendo El Siglo 21
P.O. BOX 1170
New York, NY 10018
212-244-4778
917-499-9715 WhatsApp only

Radiosigloxxi@aol.com
www.descubriendoelsiglo21.com/