Prayer of the Day

Feast of St. Aidan, Bishop of Ferns

January 30th, 2015
""The Kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seed which is the smallest of all seeds on earth; yet grows into the biggest shrub of all."" Mark 4 : 30

On one occasion the Apostles asked the Lord to increase their faith and his answer was; “If your faith was the size of a mustard seed you could say to this mulberry tree, be uprooted and planted in the sea,  it would obey you.” (Mark 4 : 30)  In other words all things are possible to people of faith.  The power of God is at work in us always.  Through prayer our relationship with God is strengthened.  No matter what sinful state we are in,  we are never outside the power of God.  This is our faith in action in us.  Where Jesus is concerned there is no such thing as a hopeless case.  So,  we can have absolute trust in God.  As the Psalmist said when speaking of God; “Even darkness is not dark for you and the night is as clear as the day.”   Difficulties and problems crop up in our daily lives.  We have our good and bad times, our worries and problems.  However,  God is walking with us at all times.  An old Irish proverb tells us God’s help is nearer than the door.  All we have to do is trust in God and call on Him at all times.  God is listening.  He is always there for us.  Christ has promised us; “That, where I am,  you also may be.”  This is Christ promising to meet each of us one day.  For there is a hunger in our hearts for God, and as Augustine tells us; “Only God can satisfy that hunger.”   This is our faith,  the faith of our Church.  Our whole life here and in eternity is one of love – loving God.  That embraces everything.

Prayer Let us pray - May God through his infinite power complete in us the good acts our faith has inspired in us. Amen