The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Wednesday, Week XXX, Year I in Ordinary Time, 27 October 2021 Romans 8:26-30 ><)))'> <'(((>< + ><)))'> <'(((>< Luke 13:22-30
Thank you very much, dear God for the grace of being able to pray, of being able to reach out to you, to listen to you, and be with you; indeed, "we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes with inexpressible groanings" (Rom. 8:26).
How silly and sad when so often we believe so much in ourselves that we pray on our own abilities that we always demand you to take cognizance of this feat, not realizing we are merely responding to you who has always been communicating with us ever since!
So many times, we pray and tell you so many things that we need, asking and demanding you for everything forgetting that prayer is more of simply being with you, listening to you because you know everything we need.
And so, dearest God our loving Father, today I pray that you let me pray often, that I grow deeper in my relationship with you because that is what prayer really is; let me not be concerned with other things like numbers and quantities, of whether many or few will be saved like that man in the gospel today because what really matters is I strive to grow in knowing you, loving you, and obeying you so that in the end, I am conformed to you and in you through Jesus Christ your Son.
For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.Romans 8:29-30
I pray, O Lord, that my life becomes a prayer in itself, a oneness in you, now and forever. Amen.