Luke 12:22-33

And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.


Preoccupied heart: This heart refers to the seed that fell among thorns. Thorns are the cares of the world and the lure for wealth. These things preoccupy the heart of man and so the word of God has no space for growth. As in Luke 12:22 we worry so much about food and clothes. Today, the hearts of many youths are preoccupied with the desire for riches and that is why they fall into temptation and as 1Tim6, 9-10 says; they are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that lead them to destruction. Youth today want quick money and so indulge in rituals and frauds. Beloved, we need to work on our mentality towards money and gains. Many people are backward in the things of the Kingdom today simply because of the preoccupation of their hearts.


1 Hail Mary 21 times and Thank you Jesus 21 times.

2 Bible Study: I Tim. 6

3 Lesson:

Anyone who wants to grow spiritually must be control his appetite towards money and gains.

Anyone who wants to grow spiritually must constantly renew his mind and mentality towards the things of the world.

  4 Silence (5 to 10 minutes) (write down your own lessons; learn to hear from God and write down whatever God says to you)

5 The Litany to the Precious Blood of Jesus (as given on the first day)

6 Intercessory Prayers:

 Father, thank you for granting me the privilege of knowing you more and more in Jesus name. Amen. 1Thessalonians 5:18, In everything, give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Father, grant me the spirit of wisdom and better revelation in the knowledge of you, help me to have a rich understanding of who you are. Open my spiritual eye that I may see my inheritance in you and the glory of my calling in Jesus name. Amen.

Father, in the name of Jesus, renew my heart, help me to be spiritually sensitive to the direction of the Holy Spirit.

Father, in the name of Jesus, and by the blood of the everlasting covenant, I decree the destruction of everything pulling me away from you. 

Father, in the name of Jesus, sanctify me by the knowledge of your word, let your word mould, transform, build me for thy word is truth. John 17:17 says; Sanctify them through thy word, thy word is truth.

  1. Memory verses: Luke 9:62

But Jesus said to him, “No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”

Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai


Fr. Daniel Evbotokhai is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. He was ordained October 20th, 2018. He offers his daily homilies, talks and articles that bother on, faith, theology, morals and many other burning issues in religion and politics. Fr. Daniel writes poems, inspirational quotes and clips.

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