Monday 26th May – Memorial of St Philip Neri, Priest
Reflection: Psalm 149: 1-6, 9
THE GOD OF WONDERS
Our God is so great, He has the power to give life and to take it back. That is why He is called the “Omni-potent One”. One of the ways we can experience the omnipotence of our God is through joyful praises. Beloved, when you praise God in every circumstance, you can be rest assured of complete victory. This is simply because you have handed the battle over to God.
Today, there is a clarion call made for you to praise God wherever you find yourself, and in whatever circumstances you are in right now. The Psalmist admonishes today: “Let the faithful rejoice in their glory, shout for joy and take their rest, let the praises of God be on their lips…” (Ps.149:5&6). Praise is a lethal weapon against the enemy of your soul. Through praise, you tear down strongholds and create a way where there seems to be no way. Through praise, God will be glorified, and men will favour you. So get up from any form of hopelessness and praise God today, and you will surely reap a harvest of miracles. God is able!
Prayer: You are most holy O Lord, accept the praises I offer you today. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 40 – Can God do anything? Is he almighty?
“For God nothing is impossible (Lk1:37). He is almighty. [CCC.268-278]. Anyone who calls on God in need believes that he is all-powerful… He guides all things and can do everything. How he uses his omnipotence is of course a mystery… Often God’s omnipotence is displayed in a situation where men no longer expect anything from it. The powerlessness of Good Friday was the prerequisite for the Resurrection.”
HIDE A TREASURE: Do not be anxious about anything. In everything resort to prayer and supplication together with thanksgiving and bring your requests before God” Philippians 4:6 RSV-CE
Readings for today: Acts 16: 11-15; Psalm 149: 1-6, 9; John 15:26 – 16:4.