CHARISMA DAILY DEVOTIONAL
MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2020
THE IMPORTUNATE WIDOW
Scriptural Reading: Luke 18:1-8
There are times when we are moved to pray and we receive immediate answers to our request. At such times, prayer is very encouraging. However, there are other times when we feel that God does not hear our prayers. We are discouraged and overwhelmed by our situation and think that God does not care. Some ask, why keep praying if God does not care?
The parable of the importunate widow reminds us of the necessity to pray with perseverance. We should never be tired of praying. Having a routine prayer attitude will help us to remain prayerful. The more persevering we are in prayer the more God will answer us. But we must always remember that God works in His own way and time. Knocking continuously at heaven's door brings us a testimony. Learning to wait on God is a pathway to knowing more of what the Lord wants from us and also a school to build a steadfast faith. He says ask and you shall receive, seek and you will knock and it shall be opened unto you (Matt. 7:7).
How persistent are you in prayers?
STRATEGIC PRAYER POINTS:
1. Pray for the grace of piety
2. Pray for all intercessors facing temptations in their personal lives
3. Pray for the grace to be vigilant in prayer
4. Pray for the leaders of the Church for the grace of humility in service
5. Pay now against the spread of coronavirus pandemic
6. Say the prayers to St. Michael and St. Jude in pages 101 and 103
7. Present your private intentions to God
8. Say your daily prophetic prayers.
DAILY PROPHETIC PRAYERS
Oh Lord God of power and might we praise and thank you for your goodness and mercy in my life. I acknowledge that you are the only one true God and the Almighty who can do all things, who knows all things and who is everywhere at the same time.
I beseech you, Lord, to show me your mercy and forgiveness, I have sinned against you through my thoughts, words, and actions. Through your sacrificial death on the cross, I receive mercy and boldness to approach your throne of grace.
Let the precious blood of Jesus wash me and make me whiter than snow. Heal me oh Lord by your wounds that I may be restored.
I receive your Grace to rise above every limitation.
I receive your Grace to move from Glory to Glory. I proclaim my total freedom in the mighty name of Jesus.
I shall testify the goodness of God in the land of the living in the most powerful name of Jesus.
I shall not die but live to declare the goodness of God, I shall not be put to shame for the Lord is by my side. I shall glorify the Lord all the days of my life.
PRAYER TO ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL AGAINST THE FORCES BEHIND COVID - 19.
Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebukes him, we humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
WE PRAY WITH ST JUDE THE PATRON OF DIFFICULT CASES AGAINST THE SPREAD OF CORONA VIRUS
O most holy apostle, Saint Jude, faithful servant and friend of Jesus, the Church honoureth and invoketh thee universally, as the patron of hopeless cases and things almost despaired of.
Pray for me, who am so miserable. Make use, I implore thee, of that particular privilege accorded to thee, to bring visible and speedy help where help was almost despaired of.
Come to mine assistance in this great need, that I may receive the consolation and succour of Heaven in all my necessities, tribulations, and sufferings, particularly...
(insert your prayer request here, especially the menace of COVID - 19 Pandemic)
...and that I may praise God with thee and all the elect throughout eternity.
I promise thee, O blessed Jude, to be ever mindful of this great favour, to always honour thee as my special and powerful patron, and to gratefully encourage devotion to thee. Amen.