Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/101118.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?”
What are you seeking? Do you ask your Father for what you want or do you try to get it on your own? Do you have enough faith in the Lord to wait for His answer?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I have learned to seek your guidance and ask when I want something. Most of all I am learning to wait for your answer. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; He has come to his people.