Thurs. [G]ospel [P]rayer [S]tudy - "ask and you will receive"
GOSPEL - Lk 10:1-12
Jesus said to his disciples: “Suppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,’ and he says in reply from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.’ I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence. “And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”
PRAYER - Prayer of the Holy Spirit
Prayer #16 from the
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Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of Your love. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created, and You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, who did instruct the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that by the gift of that same Spirit, we may be truly wise and ever rejoice in His consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thursday is dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament
Finding Treasure (Part 2)
Christ remains hidden so that we can ask, seek and knock. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” Jesus wants us to pursue Him like a lover, He wants us to long for Him, to ask, seek and knock. We can remember our part by remembering the word A.S.K. We ask, seek and knock.
How is Jesus hidden in our life?
He might be hidden in our life, because we have not asked for Him, we have not looked for Him, and we have not sought after Him. He is hidden in His Word, as we see in the parables and in the types in the Old Testament that come to fulfillment in the New. He is hidden in His Sacraments and in the Liturgy. In the Most Blessed Sacrament, He hides Himself under the disguise of simple bread and wine. God chooses to hide from plain sight because He desires us to seek and find Him. Will we find Him or pass Him by?
FAST. FREE. FAITHFUL.
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on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:00AM