Weekly Devotion – September 10thWeekly Devotions
“Ephphatha!”— that is, “Be opened!” — And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly.”
The prayer that Jesus uttered over the deaf man in Sunday’s Gospel is His ardent desire for all of us: that by being open to His Word we might be liberated from our sins and walk in the freedom of the sons and daughters of God. We echo this prayer when we make the sign of the cross over our forehead, lips, and heart as the Gospel is proclaimed, praying that God’s powerful Word might always be in our minds, on our lips, and in our hearts.
We pray together: St. Jude, be my guardian and the atonement for all the faults of my life and my sure refuge at the hour of death.