Gospel of Mark 8:31-38

Prayer of the Day

O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life. Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

First Reading:             Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16           

Psalm of the Day:        Psalm 22:23-31                        

Second Reading:         Romans 4:13-25