Day 12: Don't Give Up
Don't give up if your prayer seems unfruitful. In the words of Pope Francis:
"All of us experience moments of fatigue and discouragement, especially when our prayers seem ineffective...But Jesus assures us: unlike the unjust judge, God promptly answers his children, although this does not mean he does it in the time and manner that we would like. Prayer is not a magic wand! ...It helps to preserve our faith in God, and to trust in Him even when we do not comprehend His will. In this, Jesus himself - who prayed so much! – is the example.”
Pope Francis reminds us that the goal of the prayer is of secondary importance. What matters above all is our relationship with the Father.
“This is what makes the prayer transform the desire and shape it according to the will of God, whatever it may be, because the person who prays first of all aspires to union with God, who is Merciful Love.”
Your prayer challenge today is to persist in your daily prayer and don't get discouraged. If you can't find the words to pray today simple repeat "Jesus, I trust in You."
You're doing great!
Mass on the Grass, followed by Potluck
11am - BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET
Are you going?
might be going.
Sent by Nancy Falls on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00AM