GOD CAN GRANT us what we ask if we ask for the right things. Jesus recommended we ask for the Holy Spirit. This is the persistence that Jesus wishes from us—an ongoing effort to discern God’s will for our lives. He wants us to ask daily to be a channel of God’s love, to be suffused with the Holy Spirit and guided by the Holy Spirit in all things.
—Christopher Maricle, The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits (Upper Room Books, 2007)
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Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.
—Luke 18:1 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Make me a channel of God’s love, to be suffused with the Holy Spirit and guided by the Holy Spirit in all things.
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