Breakfast with the Word Friday Week 1 in Ordinary Time of the Year
How do you feel whenever you want to go to God in prayer? What is always in our minds whenever we join others in a prayer session? Those things that go through our minds are very important.
What goes into the mind before we approach God is very important.
Do we go to God with a heart full of doubt? Do we only go to Him because there are people who advised us to try God?
Going in the presence of God demands full conviction and expectation. It demands full hope that He can do what we ask of Him.
To go in the presence of God needs full conviction without a doubt that God is full of love.
What goes into the mind when we want to approach God should be a full conviction. It is not a doubt.
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The Group of People that Encounter Jesus Today.
In the gospel of today, we have the paralytic who was brought down from a rooftop, the four men who helped him to encounter Jesus. And finally, the scribes who doubt Jesus’ power and authority to forgive sins.
The first group encountered healing, while the second group had nothing.
The first group came with faith and conviction while the second group was full of doubt.
At last, only those who acted out of faith experienced His healing power.
It is good to note that the first group came with faith, the second group came with doubt and at last, those who came with faith were favoured.
In essence, what goes into our minds at prayers, before prayers and after prayers are extremely important if we truly want to experience the power of God.
What goes into the mind should be faith and only faith. We should give no room for doubt.
The Four Men and the Paralytic.
In the gospel, when the four men came to where Jesus is today, they were prevented by the crowd to meet Jesus. They have to open the roof of the house to find a way.
The question then is “why must they make such kind of effort?
How are they sure that if they lower the paralytic, Jesus will heal Him? Will that not be a wasted effort? Must Jesus heal all?
But in these four men, there is no room for doubt. What they want is simply to lower the paralytic in His presence and leave him there.
This shows that they have heard about Jesus and believe that what they heard is true. What goes into their minds is only to tap healing from Jesus.
So, they go for Him with an eye focused on the good things the Lord can do and not whether He would heal or not.
Therefore, when we come to the Lord, do we focus our attention on our problems and the prayers He has not answered the way we want? Or Do we focus on the goodness of the Lord?
If there are good and impossible things God has done in your life, it means He can do more.
In the case of the Paralytic, nothing was heard from him. But what do you think must be going through his mind?
For Him to allow the four men to lower him from the roof means the four men must also have told him about Jesus, and because of that, He accepted whatever they could do to bring Him in the presence of the Lord.
What goes into the mind and our hearts are very important during prayers.
Faith comes through the mind. It comes with this deep and sincere conviction about what the Lord can do.
What goes into the mind or what goes in our hearts during prayers tells a lot about the magnitude of our faith.
When you go in God’s presence, do you see Him as a loving God or not? When we go in the Lord’s presence, do we like the woman that suffers a haemorrhage, convince ourselves that if only we could touch His cloak, we shall encounter healing? If only we can visit Him, we will encounter healing and divine graces.
Let us always be wary of what goes into the minds. What goes into the mind is very important.
The Faith of Others can help.
When Jesus saw the faith of the four men, He did not only heal the paralytic but forgives him of all his sins.
Sometimes, we need the faith of others. When they brought the man to Jesus, Jesus marvels at the faith of the men who brought the paralytic and not even the paralytic.
So, When you have an intention, you can as well ask others to help you at prayers. Today, the faith of others saved a paralytic. The faith of others can save you as well.
God searches the Heart.
When the scribes began to murmur among themselves about Jesus’ ability to forgive sins, they do not know that Jesus knows whatever they are saying among themselves.
Therefore, God knows our hearts. He knows the heart that comes to Him with love and faith and the one that came just for a trial.
God knows the mind that is full of conviction in what He can do and the one that is full of doubt.
He knows it, when we just pray for the sake of praying and when we mean what we pray.
The question today then is “when we go in His presence, do we go with a heart full of doubts, worry, fear and complaints or a heart full of love and faith for Jesus.
Even when it looks as if God is keeping silent, it is better to keep the faith strong than lose it entirely. Always remember that what goes into the mind is very important before you meet God.
Be fully convinced that God is capable of listening to you with Love. Be fully assured that He will surely welcome you as a Father.
Then, do not doubt His power to do what you want to ask Him do for you, you will be marvelled at what the Lord can do for You.
May God bless you dearest, and give us the grace to stand firm despite the seeming challenges. May we never lose hope in Him. Amen
Amen, thank you
Give me the Grace oh Lord, to stand firm in your Presence despite the oppositions and Challenges am facing.
Remain Blessed Padre…
Amen. Thank you so much Fr.
Amen. I have place my hope and truth in him.
Father increase my faith and give me the grace to stand firm despite the seeming challenges. May I never lose hope in you in the precious might name of Jesus amen
Amen. Thank you Padre and may God bless you.
Amen, thank you fr
Amen! Thank you Jesus for another delicious breakfast this morning. I pray thee to guide and guard my mind and grace to trust you more and more through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.
Amen and may God grant me the grace to stand strong in faith in Jesus name
God increase my faith, that it may change the life of others
May God help us to have strong faith when we approach him in prayers.
Oh Lord, help me to have deep faith in you. Am sorry for doubting you many atimes. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Amen, thanks Fr.
Lord Jesus put a strong faith in me to stand firm in You all through my life, amen.
May the good Lord strengthen the faith of those who seek him in truth and in spirit. Amen
Amen and Amen. God help me to hold to faith and increase my faith and that of my siblings in You through Christ Our Lord Amen
Thank you Fr.
Amen, remain blessed Fr.
May the Lord help me to remove every atom of doubt in me whenever I come to His presence in Jesus name, Amen
Amen. Faith in God 🙌
Amen.. Thank you Jesus
Amen, Lord Jesus increase our faith as you answer our prayers. Amen
O lord may your grace be more sufficient in me in other not to lose my faith in you.amen and amen
Good morning Padre
I pray for a stronger faith,to always believe in God without doubting
Remain blessed Father
Than you Lord for this words
I need your strength Lord Jesus Christ to keep going, help me. Amen
May we continue to ask for God’s grace in abundance to grow our faith in him because we need that faith to remain steadfast in him. May our faith in him grow bigger than our doubting spirit through christ our lord. Amen
Amen. May I never loose hope in God.
Amen! & Amen! Thanks & God bless you too Fr… May God grant us the grace to always go to him in prayers with faith without any doubt whatsoever, nomatter the situation or challenge, Amen!
Thank you Padre for this beautiful reflection. I pray for the grace of God at all times. Amen
Thank you Fr. for sharing the word and the emphasis on faith during prayer.
My lord! I confess that sometimes I just rush into prayer for the sake of praying; without thinking deep about what am praying for and your ability to answer my prayers. I just pray and pray without conviction; without concentration. Please, my God, help me to be conscious of the fact that the people I always pray for need my faithful prayer so they will overcome their problems. Help me lord to be always convinced that despite all odds, You will hearken to my prayers. Amen! Jesus, I trust in You! Thanks a bunch, Padre!
Amen. Your grace is sufficient unto us oh Lord. Keep pushing us further to do your will through christ our Lord.
Oh Lord, please set my heart on fire for You.
Guide my thoughts, words and actions. Help me to listen more and talk less in Jesus name, Amen 🙏
Amen, God I pray fr the grace of steadfastness in prayer, may we never loose hope in you.
Amen thanks Padre
Mighty God, Please increase my Faith and give me the Grace to go to your presence with full Conviction that you can do even the impossiblility…. Father thanks for this reflections… Remain Blessed.
May the Holy Spirit inspire us to always approach God with faith and not doubts through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Thank you Father for this thoughtful reflection.
Amen, God bless you Fr. More grace
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end. They new every morning. Great is Your faithfulness O Lord🙌🙌🙌🙌
Thank you Padre for all your good works. May God reward you abundantly 🙏
Amen. Thanks father
God,we need Your grace to always place our trust and faith in You.Amen
Thank you Lord for this wonderful words of you spoken through your servant whom you have called, May your light continue to shine brighter both now and forever 👏.
Amen. O Lord increase my Faith 🙏
God please grant us the grace never to lose hope in you. Amen
Praise be to the Reminds me of the moment of consecration at Mass when the priest asks us to lift our hearts to heaven. We are exhorted to rise above our temporal circumstances when in the presence of God.
Amen thanks Padre God bless you plenty 8
Amen and Amen!
Amen in jesus name we will never loose hope🙏
I pray for a stronger faith on God .Amen .
I pray for a stronger faith .Amen.
Amen! God bless you padre
Amen. Increase my faith O Lord
Merciful savior. You who are always ready to hear the cries and supplications of your children,we ask for the Grace to keep believing in your loving kindness for there’s nothing you cannot do Amen.
Heavenly Father my every faith is in you🙏
Amen and Amen
Amen and Amen. Thank you so very much Padre
I believe that that there are holy ones out there who can pray better and at the end of the day Father will use our names to pray much better. I request in the name of Jesus Christ the Lord. Amen
Lord increase my FAITH
Amen 🙏🙏🙏🤔 please help my helplessness o LORD 🙏. Thanks so much dear Fr 🙏
Amen. Remain blessed Padre.
Amen, remain blessed Fr.
Amen. Thank you fada.
May God increase my faith in Him
Amen and amen🙏 Remain richly blessed, fr
Amen oooo.more grace Padre
Amen Padre and God’s Divine wisdom and strength.