Today the church celebrates Monday of the fourth week in the ordinary time. Let us pray. Raise us up, O Lord, from the tombs in which we bury ourselves. Help us to break the chains and shackles of despair, fear, and pride that prevent us from living our lives to the fullest. And make us Your voice, casting out the evil spirits that drive others from our lives and our community, bringing them from the isolation of living among the tombs, to full communion among us.