Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Memoria of St. Bernard, Abbot & Doctor of the Church (Feastday August 20)

Introduction to Vespers. 
The Psalm 138 (139) which we pray this evening, gives us the confidence that God knows us through and through. Before ever a word is on our tongue, God knows it.

Many times we have taken God and our prayers for granted that our prayer becomes careless. We are very fortunate to have ample of prayer times..but.. how have we used it?

St. Bernard says; “A person who prays carelessly, and yet expects his prayers to be heard, is like a man who pours bad grains into a mill, but expects to receive good flour in return”.

Let us pray that we may be faithful and truthful in our prayer, for prayer is a form of expressing our relationship with God.

As a community journeying in prayer, we pray…