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Monday, December 1, 2008

Ok. So, I said that I would post something that I read on the night of my Hidden Messages post that was, imo, the coincidence of all coincidences. Ha!

I should probably do this in the morning but I don't get up early enough (even though 5 min would be plenty of time), so I read daily meditations from A Catholic Woman's Book of Days each night before I pray. Here is the entry for November 18 (the 1st part is scripture, the 2nd is the author's words and the 3rd is a prayer for the reader, reflecting on the passage):

Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit;
serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be
patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.
-ROMANS 12:11-12
It is easy, sometimes, to grow weary of prayer.
Physical fatigue is not the problem. No, it's the temptation to let hope drain while we wait for answers.
When those answers don't seem to come, we can tire. We wonder if anyone is there. We wonder if we're just not worthy of God's attention.
Paul reminds us to persevere. And we remember the times that Jesus reminds us that, if human beings respond to requests from those they love, God surely will, too.
Father, as I lay my needs before you, help me trust that you are listening.
(me again) You can only imagine what was going thru my mind when I read this....some things just make you go "hmmm....".