REFLECTION OF FR. HENRY

In strongly believe that the human person has a spiritual part. Spirituality has many definitions depending from which angle you are seeing it from. That spiritual part needs to be nourished every day for its proper and effective growth.

Jesus talks about prayer. He said, “Ask, and you will receive, seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you” (Matt 7:7). Jesus insists that we should ask, seek and knock with firm trust in God’s willingness to grant our petitions. Some ask: The Father knows all our needs. Then why pray for them? The purpose is to highlight human collaboration in the Father’s plan for each of us. Our petitions are means through which co-responsibility in exercised. Our prayer influences God’s will to the point of new act on his part. It is true that God is immutable. It is also true that in his relations with his children, the Father has freely decided to be receptive to our requests. May God give us the grace to pray fervently and grant our necessary needs for His own glory and for our own edification and sanctification.

Jesus said, “For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock” (Matt 7:8). God is not deaf to our prayer. He answers all prayers. All our prayers are answered, but in a way so different from what we have in mind when we made the request. The truth is that God answers all prayers, but in a way so different from what we expected that we often fail to recognize the answer. What kind of faith do we have in Jesus’ promise that everyone who asks will receive? We are urged to understand that our prayers are often answered not in the way we thought they should be, but in the way a loving Father saw fit. May God strengthen our faith and help us believe without doubting that our loving heavenly Father answers our prayers according to His will and design for our good and salvation.

Remain bless. Have a nice day ahead

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