Wednesday, October 28, 2015

When did you last ask God about His thoughts on your planned action? Do you constantly communicate with Him through prayer? - Daily Reflections October 28,2015

Sometimes the Church is considered to be very slow to adapt to modern developments and ways of communication. In the case of Wi-Fi, it is the world that has taken thousands of years to catch up with the Church. The Church and the Jewish people before Her have been praying to God with success for thousands of years, yet it is only in the last decade or so that Wi-Fi has really taken off in the world. One of the problems with the world’s adoption of Wi-Fi technology is that it seems to have distracted us from our need for prayer in our lives.
       Jesus demonstrates that even the Son of God needs to put time aside for prayer. We often see Him prioritizing prayer for Himself and encouraging His disciples to do the same. We need to give a similar priority to prayer. Generally speaking, the less time we seem to have for prayer, the more important it is for us to pray. The busier we are, the more we should pray so as to ensure that we are placing everything that we do under the guidance and grace of the Holy Spirit.
       Jesus knows this is the day when He will call to Himself His Apostles — the men who will become His closest collaborators in the ministry of the Gospel, the men who will continue the work when He has returned to His Father in heaven. This is a serious event in His ministerial life and so He wants it guided by prayer. He wants to make extra sure that His choices are aligned with the Father’s will.
       How often do we act without even considering that God may have an opinion or a word of guidance regarding our planned action? Don’t you think it might be a good idea to hear what He has to say?
       The best thing about God’s Wi-Fi is that we know it does not have to be powered by signal from a service provider and it is totally free. Why don’t we take advantage of the guidance of the Holy Spirit whenever we can? Fr. Steve Tynan, MGL
REFLECTION QUESTION: When did you last ask God about His thoughts on your planned action? Do you constantly communicate with Him through prayer?
Jesus, help me to take advantage of Your wisdom made available to me through prayer. Help me to listen to the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit in my life.

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