Prayer of the Day

Daily Prayer

July 18th, 2015
"Many followed him. He cured them all, but warned them not to make him known. This was to fulfil the prophecy of Isaiah; 'In his name the Nations will hope.'" Matthew 12 : 15

There are three cardinal virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity (Love).  The greatest of these is Love.  If we have no love in our lives,  we wont have much hope.  Hope is trusting in God – in the one we love.  Without our love for God and our trust in Him our lives are barren and hopeless.  A life without God is very empty.  There is nothing to look forward to,  no hereafter.  For many people life can be a struggle.  There is pain and trouble and worry.  Some things seem to be outside our control.  We feel powerless.  We give in to despair.  That was the sin of Judas – the ultimate rejection of God.  He hadn’t learned to trust that God who loved him.  For God loves us with a greater love than we can ever fully realise in this world.  “Fear not” is found three hundred times in the Bible.  Teresa of Avila said; “Once we realise God loves us,  we are praying than and bringing God into our lives.”  There is no greater happiness than this.

God.

Sleeps in the stones.

Dreams in the plants.

Stirs in the animals.

Sings in the birds.

And awakens in us humans.

Prayer

"Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you." Amen