Sunday 20th July – 16th Sunday of the year
Reflection: Romans 8: 26-27
THE HOLY SPIRIT INTERCEDES FOR US
The Holy Spirit is a free gift of God to his children to help us and to teach us among other things (John 16:13) All Christians should have the fullness of the Holy Spirit in them if they are truly live out their Christian identity.
It is the Holy Spirit who helps us in our weaknesses; strengthening us in so that we can live according to God’s standards. As humans, we are limited even in understanding the right way to communicate with God the Father, we are deficient in the right words to use in prayer but the Holy Spirit goes before us to the Father to plead on our behalf because He (The Holy Spirit) knows the deepest parts of the heart of men, He therefore intercedes on our behalf. The Holy Spirit knows the most perfect way to express our needs and feelings. No wonder those who have a relationship with the Holy Spirit feel fulfilled each time the Holy Spirit comes at work in them.
Beloved, do you really desire to live out the fullness of your faith as a Christian? Do you want your prayers to be acceptable to God the Father always? Then seek a living relationship with the Holy Spirit whom you have received at Baptism. He is every ready to strengthen us on our faith journey.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of your Spirit. Please help me to always be open to His leading. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 120 What does the Holy Spirit do in my life?
The Holy Spirit makes me receptive to God; he teaches me to pray and helps me to be there for others.
HIDE A TREASURE: “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” Romans 8:15 RSV-CE
Readings for Today: Wisdom 12:13,16-19; Psalm 86: 5-10, 15-16; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13: 24 – 43