I will pray three “Our Fathers” for an increase of faith among in my family members
Lord Jesus, help me to make this short moment of prayer a personal encounter with you.you
are the Alpha and the Omega., meaning yYou have given me life and offer me eternal life with you.
You deserve ourmy honor, gratitude and love, and yet you never impose yourself upon usme. Thank you
for respecting my freedom so that I can offer myself to you. All that I have is yours,; I return it
Petition: Lord, allow me to see how much in my life relies on your mercy and
love. Ggrant me greater faith in your constant and continual presence in my life.
1. Begging by the
Roadside: . How many times in life have we felt like this blind beggar sitting by the
roadside, down-and-out and hard on luck – physically, spiritually or emotionally? Witnessing And in
our distress, some people simply walked by without a care, or m. Maybe they tossed us a coin, though
they didn’t really help us out of our discouragement or difficulty. Others might have jeered at us
or not dared not to look at us. Some may even have scolded us, like the people in the Gospel telling
the beggar “to be silent.” Just as the blind beggar of today’s Gospel could not give himself what he
most desired – sight –, we are unable to give ourselves what we most need – faith. Do I regularly
ask for an increase of faith? Am I aware of how much I need a strong faith?
2. Jesus Is Passing
By: . The book of Job tells us that “human beings have a hard service on earth” (Job 7:1).
It shouldn’t be surprising, then, when in our lives as Christians we end up takingtake some real
blows and even some falls. God doesn’t want us to become discouraged. He wants us but to see these
as opportunities to turn to him, the source of the strength and help we need. Other voices will tell
us to be quiet and not bother the Master: “After all, you just need to work things out”, “With so
much going on, how can you find time to pray?” Jesus constantly passes by. He is the only one who
can bring me the peace my heart desires and longs for. “Jesus, Son of David, have pity on
3. Lord, Please Let Me See: . Jesus promises us that he will listen to our
request, just as he did for to the blind man. But what should our request be? To have a more
comfortable stool so as to sit by the road and beg with ease? To have a beautiful silver cup to
collect coins in? Or to see? Often what we really need is not what we ask for in prayer. We need the
vision that only the supernatural virtue of faith can give. We need the ability to see everything
from God’s vantage point and to see how the difficulties and trials we experience are part of a
bigger picture. We need to have the firm assurance of the final victory of the Lamb, Jesus, and the
strength to persevere in fidelity. Lord, please let me see…. Please increase my
Conversation with Christ: Lord Jesus, allow me to praise and glorify you for
your constant companionship and for never leaving me alone in my struggles and trials. Increase my
faith so that I will be able to experience your love even amidst difficulty and trials.
will pray three “Our Fathers” for an increase of faith among in my family members.