Prayer of the Day
Feast of St. Louis, King of France, & St. Joseph CalasanzAugust 25th, 2016
Paul’s letter certainly reveal a man who is full of gratitude. Maybe it goes back to that wonderful grace which he received on the road to Damascus when the Risen Lord appeared to him, called him by name and gave him a very special mission. Yes, Paul certainly had much to be thankful for but he also had his share of sufferings to endure. His missionary journeys brought him persecutions of all kinds. He was scourged, stoned, imprisoned on many occasions. But he was able to praise and thank God thro’ it all. Paul was also grateful to others who showed him any kindness and he would offer prayers of thanksgiving on their behalf too. If we want to become more grateful ourselves maybe we could make some of Paul’s prayers of gratitude our own.
'I thank my God each time I think of you and when I pray for you I pray with joy.' (Philippians 1 : 3) Amen