Prayer of the Day
Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and MartyrOctober 17th, 2015
The disciples knew they could never dominate a religious dispute with the well-educated Jewish leaders. Nevertheless, they would not be left unprepared. Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would supply the needed words. The testimony of the disciples might not make them look impressive, but it would still point out God’s work in the world through Jesus’ life. We need to pray for opportunities to speak for God, and then to trust Him to help us with the words. The promise of the Spirit’s help, however, does not compensate for lack of preparation. We need to remember that these disciples had three years of teaching and practical application. We, too, must study God’s word as it comes to us each day – in the events of our lives, our interactions with others our experiences. Then God will bring His truths to mind when we most need them, helping us present them in the most effective way.
Lord, help me to be courageous and honest with myself and with others. Amen