May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/100815.cfm

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?” 

The Lord wants us to keep asking for what we want. When we keep asking He listens to our needs and desires. Sometimes it seems we are not getting what we are asking for, but He knows what we need and He will answer in His time and in His way. His way is perfect and He will answer with what you need, when you need it. Trust Him. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for all that you have given to me. You have answered my prayers in so many ways, many not the way I expected or wanted, but your answer is always perfect. Thank you and in Jesus’ holy name I give you praise! 

Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.

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