This Sunday

These reflections on the scripture readings for each week are written especially for scripture prayer groups (called Prego) in North Wales as part of St Beuno's Outreach. The groups follow Ignatian methods of prayer, but the reflections can be used by anyone, either individually, or in groups, to deepen their prayer life, consider the Liturgy of the Word, prepare for the Sunday Mass, or if they cannot get to Mass for any reason. A new reflection sheet, written and designed by the St Beuno's Outreach group, is published each week for the following Sunday. 

These leaflets have been found to be of great use to many people in different pastoral situations all over the world.

To download the Prego sheet - written and designed by St Beuno's Outreach in the Diocese of Wrexham: click here  

To find out more about setting up a Prego Group download our guide: PDF iconPraying the Sunday Readings with Prego FINAL.pdf.

Show favour, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. This Sunday’s readings celebrate the closeness of God to us...
A shepherd driving his sheep along a valley
This Sunday we are drawn to reflect on choices. Before the beginning of all things, God chose us in Christ to be part of the unfolding of his blessing of creation and humanity. In the First Reading, Amos the shepherd tells of how he was not from any...
Two men walking with staff in hand along a path
O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world, fill your faithful with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness. In today’s readings, Ezekiel and St Paul provide us with valuable...
A lectionary or bible on a lectern and two candles
O God, who through the grace of adoption chose us to be children of light, grant, we pray, that we may not be wrapped in the darkness of error but always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. This week’s readings are full of encouragement...
Painting of the raising of Jairus' daughter
O God, who raised up Saint John the Baptist to make ready a nation fit for Christ the Lord, give your people, we pray, the grace of spiritual joys and direct the hearts of all the faithful into the way of salvation and peace. John the Baptist is the...
Detail of the Ghent altarpiece depicting John the Baptist by Jan van Eyck
O God, strength of those who hope in you, graciously hear our pleas, and, since without you mortal frailty can do nothing, grant us always the help of your grace, that in following your commands we may please you by our resolve and our deeds. Our...
Sprouting seeds
O God, from whom all good things come, grant that we, who call on you in our need, may at your prompting discern what is right, and by your guidance, do it. The readings for this Sunday show us both the alienation brought about by sin, and the...
Painting of Jesus with his disciples near Galilee.
O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Christ is our...
Altar set out for Mass.
God our Father, who by sending into the world the Word of truth and the Spirit of sanctification made known to the human race your wonderful mystery, grant us, we pray, that in professing the true faith, we may acknowledge the Trinity of eternal...
A mosaic depicting the Old Testament trinity of three angels round a table
O God, who by the mystery of today’s great feast sanctify your whole Church in every people and nation, pour out, we pray, the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and, with the divine grace that was at work when the Gospel was...
Stained glass of a dove with wings outstretched and 11 flames