Capsule for the Day
When we come to the Lord in prayer, let's try to be fully present. Let's turn off our ears from the noise of the world we have left behind and listen to the Word in prayer. Let's tune out our memory from all that has happened and begin to savour what is happening in the Lord's presence.
The Lord meets us in prayer and He comes to us in ways that are real and at the same time mysterious. When we are distracted or preoccupied with ourselves, we become blind to His Presence and deaf to His Word. How fruitful it is to empty ourselves totally and seek Him alone in prayer.
It is the Lord we set out to meet in prayer. Let's seek Him and never give up until we find Him. Often, we realise He has always been with us, but we didn't notice because we were far away from Him. Friends, things happen when we pray and prayer is effective. Nothing beats prayer.
Fr. Francis Afu