2 Sm 5:1-7, 10; Ps 89; Mk 3:22-30

Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children

David grew steadily more powerful, for the Lord of hosts was with him.
David’s advancement to Israel’s throne and his establishment as king lay entirely with his reliance on God. David reached greatness and occupied his place of prosperity for so long through God’s choice and help. David rightly acknowledged the divine grace that paved every step of his journey. From the start when the Lord proclaimed that the shepherd boy would grow great before his subjects and his enemies, David trusted, obeyed and consulted God. David had the Lord’s favor, but he gave voice to his understanding of how God’s presence and help were integral to his success. We, too, must acknowledge the vital role that the Lord plays in our achievements.
All knowing and supporting Father, backbone and strength of everything we do, thank you for elevating us to the greatness to which each of us has been called.