Prayer of the Day

Twenty Seventh Sunday of the Year – Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

October 4th, 2015
"May Yahweh shine his face on you and be gracious to you." Book of Numbers 6 : 24

This is God speaking to Moses. He is telling him how Aaron is to bless the people of Israel. In the story of Adam and Eve, which we find in the Book of Genesis, we read that the two of them hid themselves from seeing the face of God when they broke his law. They were ashamed. Similarly, when Jesus in the courtyard looked at Peter who had denied him, Peter went out and wept bitterly. He was a humbler Peter now. One glance of Jesus liberates people. A look of love changed Mary Magdalene from a sinner to a saint. God takes delight in us, his creatures for he loves what he has created with a love beyond all telling. So, no sinner no matter how great his or her sins need ever despair. That was the downfall of Judas who didn’t really know his Saviour Jesus. An old Irish saying tells us; “God’s help is nearer than the door.” For he loves us with an everlasting love. All we have to do is to call on Jesus to help us. He always hears us. No prayer goes unanswered one way or another. Our problem is lack of trust. We don’t trust God sufficiently. The final Psalm in the Psalter says; “Praise him with strings and pipe. Praise him with resounding cymbals. Praise him with timbrel and harp.”


Let us praise and thank our Saviour God for his everlasting love for us. Amen