The prologue to St. John’s gospel introduces God’s Son as the Word. This life-giving Word—spoken down through the ages—became flesh and lived in our midst. For all of Christian history, the Word is intimately connected with all of human life. It is the purpose of TWIL (“The Word Is Life”) to bring the gospel to life and to bring life to the gospel. This blog will feature reflections on the Sunday Scriptures from contemporary Catholic writers, words of wisdom for our Spiritual journey from saints and blessed, and thoughtful reflections on masterpieces of sacred art. We at Living with Christ hope that they will help you grow in your spiritual life and deepen your relationship with the Word, our Lord Jesus Christ.


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God of all humanity,

We pray for peace.

We pray that all families know safety and comfort, that children can live and play without fear,

and that countries reach out to each other with understanding and mutual care.

We pray that leaders make global peace their united goal.

Send your Spirit to comfort those in despair and danger.

Bring healing to our troubled world which you have given to us so freely.

May your Spirit strengthen us to work for peace.

We make this prayer in the name of the Prince of Peace.


Jan Bentham is a retired Religion Coordinator with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She is a musician, serving in music ministry at St. Ignatius Parish in Ottawa. She currently works at St. Paul’s University with the Catholic Women’s Leadership Program.

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