Prayer of the Day

Sixth Week of Easter – Feast of St. Brendan, Abbot

May 16th, 2015
""Ask and you will receive."" John 16 : 24

The time has come for Jesus to leave his disciples,  and he wants to prepare them for life after he had gone.  As well as giving them words of encouragement,  he also assures them that they can ask for anything in his name and the Father will give it to them.  To pray in Jesus’ name is not simply to give God a request of the things we need,  but it is to ask the Father to give us the attitudes of Jesus,  and the courage to accept his will whether it brings us joy or disappointment.

Let us remember that God the Father showers us with every good thing,  not because of what we do,  but because of who we are – his children,  redeemed by his only Son.  As well as spending time in prayer,  it would be good at times to listen to God,  and try to understand just how much he loves us.

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Brendan who was born in Kerry in 486.  He studied at Clonard under Finnian,  and his name is connected with many places in Kerry,  such as Ardfert and Mount Brandon.  He founded a monastery in Clonfert in 568,  and died there in 578.

Prayer Lord, help me to live each day in the glorious truth of your love for me. Amen