How often do we overlook the importance of prayer. Thinking to ourselves that God our Father has more important things on His hands then to listen to our ramblings, petitions, grievances etc.
In reality we should offer everything up to our Father in prayer. Our thanks, our praise, our all! This is our privilege to remain in communion with Him, to experience His love for us and to love Him with all our hearts.
As I grow in faith, I have come to realise that there is nothing too small or insignificant that I cannot talk to my Father about. If I am patient enough and truly listen with my heart he answers me in His time. At times even in an instant!
I have many such instances, however I offer now the most recent…. Today. While waiting for my kids to finish their swimming lesson, I decided to take out my Kindle to start on a new book. I had just finished reading ‘Rome sweet home a great book by the way of which I highly recommend. Anyhow I have a balance of about forty plus titles to choose from and wanted one which would be more appropriate for either this period of time or relevant for growing in my faith. So I offered it up in prayer asking for His guidance. I then scanned through the titles and chose ‘Mass revision’ by Jimmy Akin. Was it my own decision? Since I was aware the liturgy was changing shortly? I found my answer after reading the introduction. At the end of it was this:-
August 6, 2010
Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.
For those who did not get it yet,today is the 6th of August 2011 Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord! Praise be God! Amen.