Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Malvern Minute


Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

May 13, 2020

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta

Assistant Director for Retreat Ministry


Our Lady of Fatima – May13 through October 13, 1917

Acts of the Apostles 15:1-6

Psalm 122

John 15:1-8


A prayer to The True Vine:

My Dear Lord Jesus, I am so grateful for today’s Holy Word.  You are the vine.  I am the branch.  Apart from You I can do nothing. 

Lord, You remind me today that when I feel “dry and withered” and able to “do nothing,” it is because I am trying to do it apart from You.  When this occurs I feel totally disconnected from You.  But today, Your Holy Words come to me clear and concise.  I try to take myself, as a branch, to this place and to that person and try to “bear fruit in your Holy Name.”  Yet I become disappointed when the fruit does not come, or I get angry if the fruit is spoiled or bitter.  On the very worst of days, Lord Jesus, you must smile at my arrogance knowing that I pull away because I think I can produce better fruit on my own.

Lord, please prune and heal my independence and stubborn self-reliance.  Let me make my home in You, as you make Yours in me.  Let this dry and drooping branch be refreshed today and every day as I serve you in the best way I know how.   I so want the fruit I bear to be full of your life.  My most sincere wish is for me to want people to taste the fruit that is full of your life and Your love.  Amen.

Question of the Day:  None

Prayer:  Please see above

Please continue to pray for the victims of the Coronavirus and for all who are affected by this unprecedented pandemic.


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