The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II Thursday in the Eleventh Week of Ordinary Time, 16 June 2022 Sirach 48:1-14 ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> + ><]]]]'> Matthew 6:7-15
God our loving Father, today I pray for the grace of having not just the right or positive attitude in life but most of all, an attitude that is is holy and blessed.
It is not enough, Lord, that we have a positive attitude in life; that attitude or disposition must always be holy and blessed, inclined into your heart and will, dear Father because so often, the right attitudes of the world do not agree with your ways, O Lord. It is not enough we are happy and positive; there are times we have to stand for what is right and true, just and fair like Elija and Elisha.
Like a fire there appeared the prophet Elijah whose words were as a flaming furnace. How awesome are you, Elijah! Whose glory is equal to yours? You sent kings down to destruction, and nobles, from their beds of sickness. You heard threats at Sinai, at Horeb avenging judgments. You anointed kings who should inflict vengeance, and a prophet as your successor… O Elijah, enveloped in the whirlwind! Then Elisha, filled with a twofold portion of his spirit, wrought many marvels by his mere word. During his lifetime he feared no one, nor was any man able to intimidate his will. In life he performed wonders, after death, many marvelous deeds.Sirach 48:1, 4, 6-8, 12, 14
What a blessed attitude you have bestowed on Elijah and Elisha you have bestowed upon us too in Jesus Christ's coming and sending of the Holy Spirit.
In Jesus Christ, we have become your beloved children, dear God our Father but too often, we lack the blessed attitude we must have before you as shown to us in the Our Father, our most common prayer recited but taken for granted. Help us, dear Jesus, to acquire and imitate this holy attitude you have taught us in how to pray by always addressing God "our Father", recognizing his holiness, praying to make his kingdom come by doing his will always and forgiving those who have sinned against us. Amen.