October 11, 2007
St. Peter Tuy
Thursday of the 27th Week
Mal 3:13-20b â€¢ Ps 1
Further Teachings on Prayer
5[Jesus] said to [his disciples], â€œSuppose one of you has a friend to whom he goes at midnight and says, â€˜Friend, lend me three loaves of bread, 6for a friend of mine has arrived at my house from a journey and I have nothing to offer him,â€™ 7and he says in reply from within, â€˜Do not bother me; the door has already been locked and my children and I are already in bed. I cannot get up to give you anything.â€™ 8I tell you, if he does not get up to give him the loaves because of their friendship, he will get up to give him whatever he needs because of his persistence.
9â€œAnd I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.10For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.11What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? 12Or hand him a scorpion when he asks for an egg? 13If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the Father in heaven give the holy Spirit to those who ask him?â€
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13