Monday, March 5, 2012

Effective Prayer

In the past two weeks I have come across this verse thrice -- twice in my readings, and once during Mass.

So I say to you: Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. Luke 11:9

So I have been doing a lot of asking -- for blessings, for virtues, for graces, and my deepest desires, and in the end I return to Thy will be done. I know my Father knows all this without even me asking, and now I can hope that my will is aligned with His. I don't know whether I can ever be as good to say as St. Paul to the Galatians (2:20): it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me ... but that is my prayer.

I try to remember this passage for it relates to all the asking I do: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33  First things first, right?

I am excited and pleased to share with you that I received a scholarship for the Write 2 Ignite conference this St. Patty's day weekend. Thanks to Cec Murphey and the conference leaders.

God bless.


Faith Pray said...

Thank you for the meditations, Vijaya. It is so easy to skip through this season. I really appreciate your thoughtful views. Congratulations on the conference!

Vijaya said...

Thank you Faith. I am happy to share.

Evelyn said...

I am enjoying reading through your devotional time on your blog, Vijaya, and feeling blessed by the entries.

I'm very happy about your scholarship to the conference and hope you'll find many new doors opened for you to serve God through your writing as a result of it.