faith on earth?”
READ: The perseverance of Moses in the first reading in raising his hands holding God’s staff, a gesture of prayer, led to the victory of Joshua and his companions. The same lesson on perse- verance is contained in the gospel reading; it will lead to answered prayers. These stories from Sacred Scrip- tures should instruct and teach our life of faith.
REFLECT: Prayer is central to our Christian life. St. Paul tells us (1 Thes.5:17) “pray without ceasing” which is another way of saying perse- vere in prayer. But we must understand this nuance: perseverance in prayer is not demanding in prayer. While we pray to God for help, we leave to God’s will to send to us the kind of help that he deems best. Many have been blessed with the realization of this insight. God does not always give what we ask for, but not one who approaches him in prayer left empty- handed.
PRAY: Lord, help me surren- der to your will in my prayers.
ACT: Help someone in need today. Be God’s instrument. Be the answer to his/her prayer.
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