|Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Let us spend some moments contemplating the adjectives on the home page that
described our Father in Heaven. Do you feel that these words describe the way
you feel about your relationship with the Father? If you can affirm your acceptance
of these adjectives, as they apply to you and the Father, what has occurred in your
life, which makes you feel that the Father has graced you with this confidence?
If you cannot affirm any or some of the adjectives, what has occurred or not occurred
which has caused this lack of faith?
LET US READ THE FOLLOWING SCRIPTURE TO LEARN WHAT JESUS HAS TO
TELL US ABOUT OUR HEAVENLY FATHER.
Phillip said to him, "Lord, show us the Father, and we shall be satisfied."
Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip?
He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, 'Show me the Father.'?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me? The words that I say to you,
I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me; or else, believe me for the sake of
the works themselves."
John 14: 8-11
|As suggested by Origen, as we go about our daily activities, let us dwell on thoughts of
our Heavenly Father. Let us converse with Him in an intimate way by sharing with Him
that which pleases or displeases us. We should also remember to praise and thank Him,
but most importantly we should express our love for Him.
|SO PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!
Every day, let us attempt to read the Scriptures for at least five minutes.
Select your own Scriptures or read the following:
Creator Father, You have given us dignity. Psalm 8:3-8
Magnificent Father, we bear Your image. Genesis 1:26-31
Father of hope, at all times You are administering to us. Matthew 10:26-31
Eternal Father, we will dwell with You forever. Revelations 21:1-4
My Father, You truly know me. Psalm 139:1-6
Heavenly Father, I am Your child. 1 John 3:1-3
|Final Prayers of the First Month
|FOR THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND
|THE GLORY ARE YOURS,
|NOW AND FOREVER,
Father of Justice, Who governs our destiny, let all of mankind be
sanctified and strengthened by the trials and tribulations,
which You have permitted and led them through.
|MAY GOD THE FATHER BLESS YOU THIS MONTH!
|THOSE WHO PRAY AS WELL AS WORK AT THE TASKS THEY HAVE TO DO, AND
COMBINE THEIR PRAYERS WITH SUITABLE ACTIVITY, WILL BE PRAYING ALWAYS.
ORIGEN 3rd Century
TAKE AWAY, OH LORD, THE VEIL
OF MY HEART AS I READ THE SCRIPTURES
Tender Father, Who has always been steadfast
in coming to the aid of Your people, send Your
relief to all the people on earth, who are suffering today.
|PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER.
CHRISTIAN PRAYERS, SCRIPTURE, GOALS AND STEPS TOWARD SANCTITY