Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Persevere In Prayer. By: C.C.

" Persevere in prayer. Persevere, even when your efforts seem sterile. Prayer is always fruitful." ( St. Josemaria Escriva)
It seems sometimes that the very thing we are praying for is not answered. We must recognize that while we are passing judgements on God and the fruitfulness of our prayers we may miss the blessing, grace, and the answered prayer. Let us leave our prayers in the hands of the Lord and trust fully in His answer. Let us not pray with the intent of our own wants being fulfilled, but rather let our prayers be known to the Lord and give Him full control. Does He not know what we need best? Trust in Him! Consistently pray with an open heart and be assured that every prayer is indeed fruitful, even if you do not see it right away. Lord today I pray that each of us will always turn to You with an open heart in prayer. May we be persistent in prayer and not lose hope amidst the times that seem to be sterile. Help us to grow in a deeper trusting relationship with You. Thank You Lord for always listening to our prayers and forgive us for the times that we may lack confidence in our faith. Let us strive each and everyday to do Your will and accept whatever You may bring into our path. May we always turn to you in prayer with patience to wait upon Your answer. "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). Amen. (C.C.)

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