The Lord is near all who cry out to Him,
all who cry out to Him sincerely.
– Psalm 145:18 (NET)
The Lord is near those
who call upon Him in truth
– trustingly and in faith.
The false, the skeptical,
the impatient, the selfish and the proud
– these push the Lord away.
The Lord responds
with kindness and salvation
to all those who invoke Him
with humility and with love.
This can tell us something
about how we should pray.
As St John of the Cross tells us,
“there is no better way
to be granted the petitions
that we hold in our hearts,
than to put all the strength of our prayer
into what is most pleasing to God;
for then, He will not only grant us what we ask – our salvation;
He will also give us what He sees we need
and what would be good for us,
even though we did not petition Him for it.”
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
O most loving Father, have mercy on Your child.
Almighty God, please hear the plea that comes from deep within my heart.