It is important to first of all to ask God to give us a gift of prayer. For, to long to pray is to be in love with your God
To pray is to come into the presence of God. If only we could imagine what it means to come into God’s Presence. For God to want us to come into His Presence is such a great invitation. It is a great privilege. Well, God’s love for us is so great that His Love for us, draws us to Himself. His Love is magnetic and it continually draws us to Himself.
It is when we surrender to Him, that we develop a longing and a thirst to be in His Presence. So, God is asking us to totally surrender to him.
Now, each one of us have the KEY to enter into God’s Presence and the KEY is Surrender. When we surrender to Him, He then takes us into His Presence and gradually makes us pure and holy.
Stronger by Mandisa
I remember when I was in the 7th grade, I very nearly drowned. A big wave was taking me out to sea and I had a fear that I was drowning. I spoke to God, then. I said, “Lord, I am not ready to come home as yet. I haven’t even begun life as yet.” I thought that I would die, but the Our Lord Jesus Christ answered my prayer. Another big wave brought me back to shore and I was so thankful that I was alive but the amount of sea water that drank as so much that water was coming out through my nose, ears and mouth. But I was alive.
So my dear friends, if you feel the waves of life is drowning you, cry out to Jesus Christ and He will help you. Jesus Christ is THE ANSWER TO ALL MY PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES and YES, HE IS THE ANSWER TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS AND DIFFICULTIES AS WELL.
So, be strong and brave and known that Jesus Christ is near you always.
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Mt 6:33. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”.
What does this mean? ◄ Isaiah 64:6 ► “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away”.
If we do consider ourselves to be righteous, we definitely cannot compare with God. We are sinful and God is perfect without sin. God created us to be perfect but we are not. So what can we do? We are all called to be perfect – we need to be single eyed – Have our gaze on Jesus Christ.
It is a command of God for us to seek Him first. He is and must be our number One. When He is our Number One,
- We will love him and follow His Commandments.
- We will try to please Him in every way, instead of waiting for Him to please us
in every way.
- We will be ready to make sacrifices and to put our desires last.
- We would be eager to study God’s word and to be obedient.
- We will be ready to walk the straight and narrow path instead of walking the
- We will live to love Jesus Christ and to follow Him who is our Lord and Master.
- We will love God First and we will love our neighbour as ourselves.
- We must die to ourselves and have self control.It is important to live one day at a time – living for Christ Jesus alone. Every day, it is important to pray for grace to live a pure and holy life.
I was just browsing through my previous post in Word Press and I decided to publish this again today. I did
feel quite emotional viewing this.
In honour of Our Heroes.
During this Lenten Season, I was not feeling quite well. What I have discovered is, for one to pray deeply, to get into the presence of God, one needs a lot of energy. So, when I am feeling a bit weak, I avoid praying the Stations of the Cross. For me to pray the Stations of the Cross is to go into time. It is to be present during the actual crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is to really and truly be with Jesus as he journeys towards his death. It is a very emotional experience and when I am feeling a bit weak, I simply cannot pray the Stations of the Cross.
What is prayer? Prayer is communicating with God. Is coming into his presence. So when I pray the Stations of the Cross, I come into his presence, into his suffering and it really exhausts me.
So my dear brothers and sisters, what I am trying to say to you is whenever you pray, whatever be the prayer, go into the PRESENCE OF GOD for it is very real. If you have enough energy to say a small prayer, then say it as if you were in the PRESENCE OF GOD. True prayer is being transported into the real PRESENCE OF GOD. Many people keep rambling on and on. They just pray with their lips. God is calling us to pray with our heart and with all our strength.
I am going to pray the Stations of the Cross this Good Friday and I will put all my energy into journeying with Jesus to Calvary. I know that it will be exhausting but it will be rewarding. For whenever, I come into the PRESENCE OF GOD which ofcourse is everyday, I receive tremendous blessings.
So my dear brothers and sisters, let us JOURNEY WITH JESUS to CALVARY THIS GOOD FRIDAY.
The Word of God guides us and teaches us Shows us the path that God wants us to take. We need to pray and discern God’s Holy Will. Sometimes, we might think that what we are doing is what God wants us to do. It is important for each of the faithful to sit quietly at the Feet of Jesus. Sit before the Blessed Sacrament, spend some quiet time with Him every day. When you learn to sit quietly at His Feet, Read the Word of God, you will find that Jesus Christ will speak to you through His Words. God speaks to us through Scripture and it is extremely important for us to meditate on His Word. Become One with Him through His Word and through the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament and you can be sure that the Holy Spirit of God will lead you.
How privileged are we to have Jesus Christ reigning in our hearts, so let us rejoice!
This is actually the Third Session of Prayer. Prayer and having a conversation with God is vital for our very existence – For God is Our Creator!
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To those who are sick in hospitals, nursing homes, sick at home and in agonising and excruciating pain. Is it possible for such people to praise and thank God. For those who are suffering terrible and excruciating pain, it is highly impossible to be praising God during that time but your love for God is above all others, then your soul is in the Presence of God. That is what is important. Loving God all the time even without saying One Word out loud. There is one thing I would like to tell you all. When you are suffering excruciating pain, and you know that you love God above all else then, I am sure that God is very much aware of how much you love Him and YOU CAN BE SURE THAT YOU ARE IN HIS EMBRACE. Suffering, Happy, Sad, Laughing, Dancing, Crying, Smiling – whatever you may be doing – if you love God above all else, you can be sure that you will be FOREVER IN HIS EMBRACE and that is the safest place to be at all times.