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.

I bring myself before God and spend a few moments allowing my mind to slowdown. I ask for the grace to recognise God’s Spirit at work within me and around me. I reflect back on my week, replaying scenes and moments in my mind. Where have I noticed...
A man looking at the sunset
Our readings this week explore what it means to live by the wisdom of God, where we recognise Christ Jesus not in ambition and worldly status, but rather in the helplessness of a little child. In the First Reading from Wisdom, the ‘godless’ ones who...
A group of children against a purple sunset
The servant of today’s First Reading from the Prophet Isaiah, who suffers for the people, is promised God’s help. He may well have sung today’s Psalm, praising God for his salvation. The Gospel presents Jesus as the suffering servant foretold by...
A sketch of Caesarea Philippi by Harry Fenn which shows mountains and ruined buildings
Today’s readings have some of the messianic joy that Jesus brings to all people, especially the poor. The First Reading, from the prophet Isaiah, is full of hope and joy. He looks forward to deliverance from exile; people will be healed, creation...
Medieval picture of Jesus healing the deaf-mute
God of might, giver of every good gift, put into our hearts the love of your name, so that, by deepening our sense of reverence, you may nurture in us what is good and, by your watchful care, keep safe what you have nurtured. After several weeks of...
A person eating with their hands
O God, who cause the minds of the faithful to unite in a single purpose, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on that place where true gladness...
Stained glass window of Jesus talking to his disciples
The readings for this Sunday tell us of the nourishment that comes from heaven and of our need to draw everlasting life from our relationship with Jesus – as well as pursuing wise and Spirit-filled paths in life. The First Reading makes explicit the...
An altar with a monstrance and people praying
Almighty ever-living God, whom, taught by the Holy Spirit, we dare to call our Father, bring, we pray, to perfection in our hearts the spirit of adoption as your sons and daughters, that we may merit to enter into the inheritance which you have...
A man holding a loaf of bread
Draw near to your servants, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored. All four Gospels relate...
A loaf broken in two
O God, protector of those who hope in you, without whom nothing has firm foundation, nothing is holy, bestow in abundance your mercy upon us and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may use the good things that pass in such a way as to...
Some loaves of bread in a basket