Prayer: Day 7
Two bits of Scriptures again:
|“And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping; and he said to Peter, ‘So, could you not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.'” (Matthew 26:40-41)|
|“And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, `Vindicate me against my adversary.’ For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, `Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.'” And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?”” (Luke 18:1-8)|
Intentions: That ourselves and the whole Church may lovingly persevere in prayer with faith, hope and charity; that the lapsed Catholics may be renewed in their faith and come to be in full communion with the active faithful.
Action: Lovingly persevere in prayer with faith, hope and charity! If you know any lapsed Catholics, speak with word and deed to them of the abundance of life and grace (john 10:10, Romans 5:17) available to those who turn to Christ.