I believe in you, Lord, for you are
mine and have proved your love for me. I trust you, for you have never let me down and know what is
best for my life. I love you Lord for all your gifts. I desire to love and to do your
Teach me to pray always, Lord.
We can become weary in prayer when we don't see results. This happens because either we have
a distorted idea of prayer, or we have taken on worldly views that undermine our appreciation for
its true value, or simply because we experience what seems to be failure in prayer (Cf. Catechism of
the Catholic Church, nos. 2726-2728). Prayer is a gift and comes from the Holy Spirit. It is neither
a machine nor a magic formula. It requires effort on our part, for it is an act of love,
self-giving. Prayer works if I persevere and allow God to act. Sometimes I will not see its effects.
To continue to seek God in prayer is already the best fruit of prayer. Do I depend on
2. The Judge:
If prayer is about giving myself and depending more on God, then it
becomes a question of how I understand God. I depend only on those I trust, and I trust only those
who have proven their love and ability to support me. Do I really believe God is all good,
all-loving and all-powerful? Do I believe he cares about me? God for us is a judge, but so much
more. He is first of all a loving father and a dedicated, unconditional savior and lover. As a
loving Father he wants our trusting dependence. He wants us to believe.
3. The Chosen
Who are we
for God? We are more than simple creatures, more than worthless slaves. We are beloved children, for
whom he died and to whom he gives everything. We are the frustrated scholars and broken lovers that
he desires to raise up to share his infinite truth and love. We are chosen ones, chosen for him, for
happiness, forever. Out of the darkness and slavery of sin, he frees us so that his glory will shine
in us. Now, if we are all this and more for God, why do we doubt in prayer? Let us place all our
confidence in him.
Conversation with Christ:
Dear Lord Jesus, increase my knowledge
of your love for me.
Help me to trust you in my everyday life.
Open my heart to
persevere in prayer.
Grant me the humility to see how I need to pray, always and in so many
Teach me what prayer is and how to do it well for love of you.
Throughout the day, I will dedicate myself to simple,
small invocations and prayers that express my love, gratitude and trust in God.