Prayer of the Day

First Week of Lent

February 18th, 2016
"The one who asks always receives” " Matthew 7 : 7
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“When we pray courageously, the Lord gives us the grace, but he also gives us himself in the grace: the Holy Spirit, that is, himself!” he stressed.  Our prayer, if it is courageous, receives what it asks for, but also that which is more important: the Lord.  “We ask for a grace, but we don’t dare say, ‘But come yourself to bring it to me.’ We know that a grace is always brought by him: It is He himself who comes and brings it to us,” Pope Francis said. “Let us not embarrass ourselves by taking the grace and not recognizing him who brings it to us, him who gives it to us: The Lord.”

Prayer

Lord, help us to recognise and ask through your Spirit for what we really need and not what we want. Amen