Capsule for the Day
Prayer is to us what water is to fish. There is nothing as powerful as a prayer said with trust in God. My High School teacher was fond of telling us "to kneel is to win". And I wondered then what he meant. But now, I have grown to understand and appreciate the winning power of prayer. Pray!
But prayer isn't just about what we say, it is also about what we hear. What we hear becomes what we say. Scripture becomes the source of our prayer. The reason many of us can't pray is because we have not heard the Word that inspires our words. Prayer is a response to the Word.
There is power in praying with the scripture. It is like a child repeating to his or her parents what they have promised him or her. Good parents love that. They keep their promises. And God, the Good Father is faithful to His promise. When we know His promise, we can claim it in prayer.
Fr. Francis Afu