28 Feb - 4 Habits to Practice for a Successful Lent

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Joy Ten
7 months ago

feed the hungry

Keith Walker
Reply to  Joy Ten
7 months ago

Amen, we must all give to those that need food.

Maggie
Reply to  Keith Walker
7 months ago

I love it! I never thought of it that way.

Jo Smith
7 months ago

Cardinal Basil Hume in UK wrote trying to pray is praying

Janine Bissonette
7 months ago

I absolutely loved the music!! Mr. Downes, I look forward to listening to you every day!! Thank you!!
Wow! 10 grandchildren. Lucky you!! I have 7. We are very blessed ❣️

Alice
7 months ago

A beautiful sermon- very helpful.

Seetha Devi Naidu
7 months ago

Please help me financially and completing my workload on time

Mary Lou Sidman
7 months ago

You have touched me with all things i need to do to be a better catholic and person.
Thank you

Mavis Mckenna
7 months ago

Thank you for your teaching and prayers.

Angela Lamboi Navo
7 months ago

Thank you for all your prayers and helping us through this lenten season. May God continue to use you to teach us His ways. ????Amen

Jeanette Easton
7 months ago

Thank you Bruce you really pointed out some things I need to do. This was a wonderful reflection, I cannot thank you enough. God Bless you and your team. Jeanette

Christine
7 months ago

Please pray for Rosie a young girl that took her own life during the last week. Her large Catholic family loved her dearly. Please pray for her despair and her family’s loss.

Debbie
Reply to  Christine
7 months ago

Dear Christine ~ I will pray for Rosie and her loving family. What a tragedy. I pray God grants them strength and peace to get through this difficult time.

-Debbie C. from Texas

Nellie
7 months ago

Thank you Bruce for your daily spiritual and inspirational talks, during this Lent Season. I am so blessed to have joined this Lenten Journey with you it had given me a chance to take an inventory of my life and how to improve and make changes to be more pleasing to God.
It thought me to surrender back all to God and be guided by His will. I wish you more power to evangelize the world. God bless you in all you do.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Nellie
7 months ago

Hello Nellie

Thank you for taking the time to write. I am so pleased that you are experiencing the Holy Spirit at work in your life this Lent. It sure is as you say important from time to time to take inventory as you say of our lives. This is what leads us to greater dedication to God. I read all the comments that everyone says so thanks again.

God bless

Bruce

Karen Uschold
7 months ago

For the youth, that they can no God’s love for them and feel hope for their future.

Anna
7 months ago

Thanks for the praying with me

Mary
7 months ago

Help me get over my negative attitude

Mary
Reply to  Mary
7 months ago

I will pray for you Mary as I often have same feelings of negativity, I find that Bruce’s daily videos help a lot and I always try to say when I feel negative or down or can’t sleep “ Jesus please come to me “ and I feel it helps me . Good luck

Dave
7 months ago

I can’t find the music anywhere. Can you help, please?

Sandra Purcell (ADMIN)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Hi Dave, you can go to our website: https://brucedownes.org then click on the Lent 2021 Daily Devotional Button. You can see four tabs – Explore/Prayer/Extras/Give – In the Extras Tab you will find the music called ‘Presence’ and I pray it helps you in your prayer time.

Sandra Purcell (ADMIN)
Reply to  Dave
7 months ago

Hi Dave, you can go to our website: https://brucedownes.org and then click on the purple Lent 2021 Daily Devotional button. You will then see the video and a panel to the right of the video (on a computer) or below the video (on a phone). The panel has four tabs – Explore/Prayers/Extras/Give – if you click on the Extras tab you will find the extra videos and the music, called ‘Presence.’ I pray you are blessed in this holy season.

B & C Digby
7 months ago

Thank you Bruce, truly inspiring.

Last edited 7 months ago by B & C Digby
Denise Knowles
7 months ago

Thank you for a beautiful Sermon, it reminded me to pray for forgiveness…..
I say I forgive you, to my husband but then I still remember what he did to our marriage. The pain is excruciating…..

Susan Caffrey
Reply to  Denise Knowles
7 months ago

My husband and I pray that God will give you peace. He will guide your heart to remember the good that He did. Take one day at a time. In Jesus Name Amen.

Roman Szczypa
7 months ago

Dear Bruce, thank you very much for making this wonderful project of Lent this year, 2021. Your words are direct, natural and powerful which help me to go forward with the power of God, his grace and blessing. Thank you Bruce and your family, your members of the group of prayer and those who are with you as a great team of evangelising and proclaiming the Good News for the whole world. May God strengthen and bless you always, and you are all in my prayers…Have a nice day:) Roman SDB

Diane McDonald
7 months ago

Where can I see the prayer wall please

Sandra Purcell (ADMIN)
Reply to  Diane McDonald
7 months ago

Hi Dianne, you can go to the website and click on the Prayer Tab at the top of the page and then select Prayer Wall on the drop-down menu. The website is https://brucedownes.org

Sandra Purcell (ADMIN)
Reply to  Diane McDonald
7 months ago

Hi Diane, you can find the Prayer Wall on our website: https://brucedownes.org/Prayerwall/

Mary Kulak
7 months ago

Thankyou, God Bless You!

Yavitrie Adhar
7 months ago

Good bless you Bruce and the family especially the grandkids stay safe always

Kathy
7 months ago

Thank you!

Yavitrie Adhar
7 months ago

Thank u for your inspirational message it’s a blessing to listen your daily teachings

Valerie Simms
7 months ago

Thank you Bruce for this very relevant message for Lent. Thank you for explaining how Lent came about and to how best put Lent into practice! God bless you Bruce and I’ll be seeing you tomorrow for sure!

Valerie Simms
7 months ago

PS Thank You Lord I just made a donation and it went through to the ministry Bruce!!! Bye for now, Valerie!

Tina
7 months ago

Hi Bruce! As always, thank you for your wonderful message! The four Rs are a wonderful reminder of how we should live our lives not just during Lent. I’m just wondering if there’s a fifth R that should be included in the list — Reconciliation. I do believe that we experience reconciliation with God after repentance. Thank you for all that you do in His name! God bless you!

Edward Porter
7 months ago

Can you please pray for children Jennifer and Graeme that there hearts could be softened as we have had a disagreement, I have apologised but they wont my daughter is in Canada, my son is in South Africa, and I am in the UK ,they wont answer my phone calls and my letters I have sent to them

Keith Walker
7 months ago

I went to the prayer wall and was overcome by the requests. I was overwhelmed by the needs, and can only imagine what God goes through daily. God I appreciate what you do in this universe. Praise be to GOD the father, his SON JESUS, and the Holy Spirit.

Marian
7 months ago

Thank you for your guidance. As a new follower I am experiencing positive affirmations and restoring my relationship with Jesus

Joyce
7 months ago

I’m so glad God led me here. Thank you for your ministry of love.

Larry
7 months ago

Great presentation Sir! God bless.

Mary Elias
7 months ago

Prayer for my family need am looking for job

Chuck
7 months ago

I am enjoying these messages so much. I will continue to listen long past Lent. Your ministry is so inspiring. God Bless you and everyone at Bruce Downes Catholic Ministries.

Fernanda
7 months ago

Thank you so much Bruce….????????????

I have learnt so many different things about Lent.
It’s one of my favorite times of the year were you get to really look inside yourself and do a real good clean up, just like a spring cleaning, just like we do in our homes, but this one is for our soul reflection is do amazing it gives you a fresh start.

Thank you & Rosemary so much for everything you do.
God bless ????????????

Phyllis Greene
7 months ago

I am so blessed to be able to worship with you from Florida’s Gulf Coast. ✝️

Phyllis
7 months ago

Please pray for my family, three sons, who need good health, employment and more faith in God. For my three granddaughters who need to have more faith in God. Thank you.
this wonderful.

Dennis Hall
7 months ago

Healing for my prostate and associated infection. Healing of a condition called cervical dystonia which causes chronic pain in my neck and sometimes prevents me from even praying it hurts so badly.
In Jesus name and for the glory of God.

Susanne
7 months ago

God bless you Bruce and team. Thank you
so much for everything you do and for your personal witness of faith. ????????????????❤

Yvonne Frederick
7 months ago

I’m so inspired by your lessons I’m getting ready to pray. Thank you

Cathy Bartlett
7 months ago

God Bless you for using your gifts! This was an incredible moving and spiritual lesson today!

Liz Taylor
7 months ago

Dear Bruce, thank you for your prayers and inspiring talks. This is my first proper lent and I didn’t think I’d learn so much about me and prayers. I pray God’s blessings rain on you for giving me hope.

Denise Bechtold
7 months ago

Watching from a hospital room with 100.8 fever feeling horrible.

Sandra Purcell (ADMIN)
Reply to  Denise Bechtold
7 months ago

Praying for your strength Denise and a speedy recovery!

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Denise Bechtold
7 months ago

Hello Denise
I am praying for you as well. May the Lord grant you healing, peace and rest.
God bless
Bruce

Marilyn' Hamilton
7 months ago

I love the music! Sooooo beautiful..

Phenite
7 months ago

Thank you Mr. Downes for teaching me how to do my Lent. It is very helpful.

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Phenite
7 months ago

Hello Phenite

Yes I will keep the Daily Devotional Videos going after Lent. Being from a Church with a Liturgical (Worship) Calendar the various seasons provide different moments of emphasis in our walk with God.

Where are you from? With our videos going to so many countries I am always interested to know where people are from.

God bless

Bruce

Mary Holtz
7 months ago

Please add prayers for my grandson, who is struggling with drug addiction.

Lucy Kimani
7 months ago

Thank you Bruce for the praise & worship music. The 4 R’s habit practice for a successful Lent. Be blessed always.Amen

Azucena Yolanda Gonzales
7 months ago

I loved the message you had provided. Thank you.

Susan
7 months ago

Thank you Bruce for today’s lesson. It is so reassuring when you say God sees everything and knows everything. We all know that Google earth can pinpoint the smallest area, anywhere in the world. If I was in the street or garden, it would even see me. How can we believe that a satellite computer can see us all and then doubt that Our Father in heaven sees all? Surely He is more powerful than any computer? Jesus said to Thomas, “Doubt no more, but believe.”

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Susan
7 months ago

Hi Susan

Thank you that is a great image of Google earth being able to see us and God even more. I hadn’t thought of that. I am going to use that. Thanks.

Where are you from around the world?

God bless

Bruce

Susan
Reply to  Bruce Downes
7 months ago

Hi Bruce, I live in Essex, England. I am honoured for you to use this as an example. Nobody bats an eyelid at Google earth seeing us and I am sure that there are probably observational satellites that see even much more than Google! Why then should God, in all His majesty, not be able to see us? Another example is of evolution. If we evolve in this life because of “survival of the fittest”, as many scientists would have us believe, that does not account for our individuality. We all have our own fingerprints, iris patterns and our DNA… Read more »

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Susan
7 months ago

Hi Susan

Yes the greatness and beauty of God in creating us so uniquely speaks of His love for us individually and His desire to have intimate relationship with each of us.

You have written it so well. If I get stuck for material I am coming to you from now on or I will just send the camera crew and you can record the Daily Devotionals. I can have a holiday.

Thanks so much for replying. I very much appreciate it.

God bless

Bruce

Susan
Reply to  Bruce Downes
7 months ago

Bless you Bruce. You are too kind. Thank you. God bless. Susan

Linda McDonald
7 months ago

Thank you Bruce for that beautiful service really touch my heart •
Pray for me ask god to help me to seek him more to put his love into my heart and to do his will•????

Bruce Downes
Reply to  Linda McDonald
7 months ago

Hi Linda

Your prayer reads;

Pray for me ask god to help me to seek him more to put his love into my heart and to do his will.

Linda, I most certainly will join you in prayer but your prayer is beautiful. It is what God desires to hear from us. I could not improve on your prayer.

Where are you from around the world?

God bless

Bruce

JOANNE
7 months ago

I have a problem understanding Mr. Downs. Perhaps he is English?