Thurs. [G]ospel [P]rayer [S]tudy - "ask and you will receive"
GOSPEL - Lk 11:5-13
Jesus said to his disciples: “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,’ and he says in reply from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.’ I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
PRAYER - Prayer for Fathers
Prayer #60 from the
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St. Joseph, guardian of Jesus and chaste husband ofMary, you passed your life in loving fulfillment of duty. You supported the holy family of Nazareth with the work of your hands. Kindly protect those who trustingly come to you. You know their aspirations, their hardships, their hopes. They look to you because they know you will understand and protect them. You too knew trial, labor and weariness. But amid the worries of material life your soul was full of deep peace and sang out in true joy through intimacy with God's Son entrusted to you and with Mary, his tender Mother. Assure those you protect that they do not labor alone. Teach them to find Jesus near them and to watch over him faithfully as you have done.
Thursday is dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament
An excerpt from Link to Liturgy Lesson
Finding Treasure (Part 2)
Why does Jesus make Himself available to all, yet hidden?
Christ remains hidden so that we can ask, seek and knock. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Jesus wants us to pursue Him like a lover, He wants us to long for Him, to ask, seek and knock. We can remember our part by remembering the word A.S.K. We ask, seek and knock.
How is Jesus hidden in our life?
He might be hidden in our life, because we have not asked for Him, we have not looked for Him, and we have not sought after Him. He is hidden in His Word, as we see in the parables and in the types in the Old Testament that come to fulfillment in the New. He is hidden in His Sacraments and in the Liturgy. In the Most Blessed Sacrament, He hides Himself under the disguise of simple bread and wine. God chooses to hide from plain sight because He desires us to seek and find Him. Will we find Him or pass Him by?
 Matthew 7:7
FAST. FREE. FAITHFUL.
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