Having faith in something or someone you are not entirely sure of can be quite daunting, especially in times of fear and uncertainty.
However, having faith in God is more than just trusting and loving him. Rather, it calls us to something greater and bigger than ourselves, something that i cant seem to explain in great detail. Simplified, it is the gift of surrendering ourselves to God our creator. To recognize our great need for Him~ is a gift in itself.
The question is: “How can we love, if we do not know Him?”
By opening our hearts to His mysteries and love is one way to encounter Him. Because with God, nothing is impossible and our God is a creative God.:)
And if you find it difficult, simply pray.
For prayer is where your heart meets God, your soul connected with the divine grace that is almost impossible to explain but experiencing it for yourself is one way to find out.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” – Matthew 6:21
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:41
“But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”- Matthew 6:6
For prayer is like the gateway to heaven that opens the floodgates where we are united in one, with the Holy Spirit, sending our petitions and prayers to the Lord.
For the Lord says,
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
Jesus answered, “I am the way, and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
Prayer is the means to know God and know thyself
We can choose who we are comfortable praying to: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Mother Mary.
The Catholic Church is full of richness and truth, and everyday is a new day to learn. Do not give up hope. Keep praying.
- We pray for the spirit of wisdom, to know the things of God
- We pray for the spirit of truth and courage to fearlessly proclaim the gospel to all we meet.
- We pray for the strength to accept our human limitations and weaknesses within ourselves.
- We pray for world peace.
- We pray for humility to love and serve our neighbors.
- We pray for a deeper love for God and His people.
We offer up these intentions and intentions you have to the Lord and we ask Him in humble prayer to grant the desire of our heart: “Lord have mercy on me, for I am a poor sinner.”