Thursday 12 October 2017

About Today Readings

Malachi 3:13-20. Psalm 1. Luke 11:5-13.

Happy are they who hope in the Lord — Psalm 1.

‘Persevere in prayer.’

You say harsh things against me, says the Lord. You say, ‘It is useless to serve God.’

Forgive me, Lord, if at times I feel that way. Sometimes it can seem as if my daily cares have increased to the point where I can no longer cope. I feel abandoned. I try not to hold you responsible for my problems. But I do wonder why my path could not have been made lighter.

I don’t want to see you as a harsh, demanding God. My deep desire is to imitate Jesus in the constant trust he placed in your loving care. Through Jesus give me a sharing in that trust he had in you even when going to his passion and death. With him let me see you as a forgiving father, a caring shepherd and a faithful friend. Above all, I ask, in his name, the gift of perseverance in prayer.

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