Monday, February 24, 2014

Wisdom in Prayer

This is an artwork by Peggy Pilapil-Lasa

“This kind can only come out through prayer.”
Wisdom is God's gift and we can enhance this gift by learning and sharing it.  We can learn more from school, other people, and experiences.  We can share it by means of teaching, encouraging, or inspiring others.  Having the gift of wisdom does not give us the authority to be arrogant about it.  We must be humble and be grateful to the Lord for this gift.

We may excel in our daily jobs or activities but these are all because of God.  We must not be proud and arrogant thinking that it is because of our hardwork that we were able to achieve who we are today.  It is a blessing from God.  We must thank God for all the graces given to us.  And this is praying.  We  must learn to pray that we may be able to properly use these gifts from God.  Everything around us is wonderful and we must see the goodness in them.  We must have this habit of praying to God that we may use all the creation according to His plan.  Without prayer, these great gifts will not be useful to us.
Let us avoid saying, "I knew this stuff!  Why is it not working at all?!!!  Something must have gone wrong!!!"  Maybe we are just forgetting something really essential.  Pray.

For this I pray, "Dear God, Thank You for everything that I am and I have.  Please pour upon me the Holy Spirit that I may do things according to Your will.  Grant me the capability to maximize all the skills You have given me. I have plans on my own, and I pray to You to guide me if these are also Your plans for me.  Make me to not rely on my own doings but lift everything to the Lord. Amen."

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