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Daily Prayer - 2019-03-14

Presence

The more we call on the Lord
the more we can feel his Presence.
Day by day he draws us closer
to his loving heart.

Freedom

God is not foreign to my freedom.
Instead the Spirit breathes life into my most intimate desires,
gently nudging me towards all that is good.
I ask for the grace to let myself be enfolded by the Spirit.

Consciousness

Dear Lord help me to be always
aware of the important things in life.
To care for those around me.
To seek your presence in all I meet.

The Word of God

Matthew 7:7-12

‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? Or if the child asks for a fish, will give a snake? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! ‘In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.

 

 

 

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • Is this gospel true? So often, our prayers seem to go unheard or unanswered. But good things happen in God’s own time. A friend of mine has a son who was very troubled since childhood. He had an inner rage which showed itself in destructive behaviour. Often she bore the brunt of his anger. Not surprisingly, he lurched from one disaster to the next. He lost a number of jobs and a number of partners. Currently he has few prospects. But now in his forties, he has become reflective, and his style is changing. He is gentler, and though he is unemployed, last Christmas he scraped up some money and bought thoughtful little gifts for the important people in his life. He and his mother have begun to chat about things in ways that were never possible before. Thirty five years of prayer are being answered.

Conversation

“Stay and watch with me.”
Your words, Lord, to the disciples
before your suffering and death.
I know, Lord, You will stay and watch over me
all the days of my life.

Conclusion

I thank God for these few moments we have spent alone together and for any insights I may have been given concerning the text.

Amen

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