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

St. Dominic

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At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not say a word in answer to her. His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.

Jesus will come to all who call on Him, if they ask with faith and trust. He does not deny those in true need. Do you have not because you asked not? Or did you ask and you think He did not answer or said no? When we do not get what we ask for it is God telling us it is not the right time, or He has something better in store for you. Keep your faith and trust in Him and you will never be disappointed.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for the times you did not grant my wishes! You have proven that you always have more for me than I can ask for myself! In Jesus’ holy name, I give you thanks, Amen!

The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock


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