Lessons in prayer

The Lord Is My Chef Breakfast Recipe for the Soul

Wednesday, Week 1, Year 2, 15 January 2020

1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20 ><)))*> ><)))*> ><)))*> Mark 1:29-39

Photo by author, Grotto chapel, Baguio City, January 2020.

Thank you very much, O God, to your inspired words today that teach us some important lessons about prayer especially at this time of calamity from Taal Volcano’s eruptions.

Once again, you remind us to always have you first in every situation:

Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever. They immediately told Jesus about her.

Mark 1:30

Forgive us, O Lord Jesus especially in this time of social media, we have adored and followed our smartphones as our new gods, replacing you in prominence and importance.

Forgive us that upon waking up, the first thing we do is immediately check our messages, count our likes than kneel and thank you for the gift of life.

Teach us to be like Simon and his companions to always think first of you.

Most of all, teach us to center our lives in you through prayers like Jesus your Son who always went out of the way to pray before and after every ministry.

Give us that attitude of being open to you, of willingly presenting ourselves before you to listen and obey your words, O Lord, like Samuel.

Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”

1 Samuel 3:10

Today we pray for all travelers whose work have been seriously affected by Taal’s eruptions as we continue praying for the people of Batangas and Cavite affected by the calamity. Amen.

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