Ordinary Fifth

broken-hearted-man1 Our prayer for today, the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

As winter drags on, so it sometimes seems with our lives.  We find ourselves surrounded by demons both external and internal.  We become restlessness until the dawn. Our days seem to be a drudgery. Each comes to an end without the hope that we might ever see happiness again.

Great is our Lord and mighty in power. Our God sustains the lowly and heals the brokenhearted. Praise the Lord, who binds up our wounds. He can speak to each of our scars and tell the story of our injury. Praise to our God who is gracious. Sing of the goodness of our God.

Everyone is looking to fill the emptiness in their lives, everyone is seeking you, Lord.  Woe to us if we do not preach Your good news without expectation or recompense. There is not cause for us to boast of this, we do it so that we might have a share in the story, His-story. It is the purpose which we seek and the promise of our happiness.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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