28 July 2013 – “a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Luke 11:9-10

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Jesus said,

“Ask, and it will be given to you;

search, and you will find;

knock, and the door will be opened to you.

For the one who asks always receives;

the one who searches always finds;

the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him.”

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– Luke 11:9-10 (JB)

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QUOTE…

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“Do you see the effectiveness of prayer when it is done properly?

Are you not convinced like me that, if we do not obtain what we ask God for,

it is because we are not praying with faith,

with a heart pure enough,

with enough confidence,

or that we are not persevering in prayer the way we should?

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God has never refused nor will ever refuse anything

to those who ask for His graces in the way they should.

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Prayer is the great recourse available to us to get out of sin,

to persevere in grace,

to move God’s heart

and to draw upon us all kinds of blessing from Heaven,

whether for the soul or to meet our temporal needs”

– St. John Mary Vianney.

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PRAYER…

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O Lord, my God,

O Giver of Life,

I kneel before You

and seek Your grace.

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Give me faith, Lord,

and a pure heart.

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Remove, O Lord, all my selfishness and pride,

my doubts, my hesitation, my anxieties.

Fill me instead

with love and joy,

with perseverance,

and above all with a perfect trust in You, my God.

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Amen.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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O God, give me a perfect trust in You.

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YEAR OF FAITH 2012-2013

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…

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Once committed to conversion, the heart learns to pray in faith.

Faith is a filial adherence to God beyond what we feel and understand.

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It is possible because the beloved Son gives us access to the Father.

He can ask us to “seek” and to “knock,” since He Himself is the door and the way.

[CCC 2609]

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