Sunday 1st June – 7th Sunday of Easter
Reflection: Acts 1:12-14
Someone once said that prayer is used to “download eternity into the realm of time”. That is, through prayer you can have access to Heaven’s archives, and be able to download the relevant materials you need for a fruitful life. The man of prayer is the man that prevails. As a youth, do not think you are too young to live a prayerful life, in fact, it is at this stage of life that you need to be more prayerful. Remember that Jesus admonished the disciples to watch and pray, so that they may not fall into temptation. (Mark.14:38). If you don’t pray regularly, you will fall victim to diverse temptations. Thus, in prayer you are filled with the graces to overcome various temptations.
Unfortunately, prayer becomes boring when it is done as a mere routine of just asking for petitions and requests. Beloved, prayer is a communion with your loving Father. God desires to commune with you. Dear friend, this communion with God is possible if you create more time for Him in your “secret place”. This secret-place is the tabernacle of your heart, that is- your interior life. Remember it is often said that “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” Hence, God is ready to begin a new journey with you today, if you are willing.
The early disciples often gathered to pray, because for them, prayer was indispensable. Always have this in mind: “A prayerful child of God is a powerful child of God, a prayer-less child of God is a powerless child of God”. Choose wisely today, which you want to become. May the Lord help you.
Prayer: Lord, fill me with the spirit of prayer and thanksgiving now and always. Amen
KNOW YOUR FAITH: CCC 2721: “The Christian tradition comprises three major expressions of the life of prayer: vocal prayer, meditation, and contemplative prayer. They have in common the recollection of the heart. ‘Prayer is the life of the new heart.’
HIDE A TREASURE: “Pray without ceasing.” 1Thessalonians 5:17 CCB
Readings for today: Acts1:12-14; Psalm 27: 1, 4, 7-8; 1 Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11.