Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Josaphat, Bishop & Martyr

November 12th, 2016
"Pray continuously and never lose heart. " Luke 18 : 1
Word of God

Prayer is a longing of the human heart for a relationship with God.  It is our desire for God and God’s desire for us.  Our spiritual life depends on prayer.  Yet today we hear many people say “I can’t pray I’ll do something useful instead.”  Prayer that is a real encounter with Jesus requires dogged perseverance.  It requires the discipline to remain faithful to the time we have set aside for prayer no matter what distractions or dryness occur during that time.  Sometimes we may even wonder if we are praying at all.  Nevertheless we have to stay there in quiet trust, despite the seeming emptiness, trusting that God needs this time to heal our brokenness.  In the words of Jesus  we must “pray continuously and never lose heart.”

Prayer

Loving Lord help us to realise the necessity of prayer in our lives. Amen