Praying Our Way Into God’s Plan for Us by FR. NNAMDI MONEME, OMV

The fruit of Jesus’ prayer to the Father was to keep His focus on the Father’s plan for Him to be raised from the grave after His death on Calvary. By embracing this divine plan for Him in and through His early morning moments of solitude, Jesus was not swayed by the passing enthusiasm of the crowd that was searching for Him. He was ready to leave the place where He was successful and the people who esteemed Him and to journey to the place of rejection and to people who would condemn Him to death and crucify Him, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also. For this purpose have I come.” Through prayer, Jesus never lost contact with the beauty, power, love and wisdom of His Father’s plan.

What happens when we do not pray as we should? What happens when we give up prayer because we do not get favorable results? Then we begin to lose the sense of God’s plan for us in those difficult and painful moments just like the faithful Job did … ( READ MORE)

via Praying our way into God’s plan for us: A homily for the 5th Sunday in Ordinary time

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  1. I enjoyed this post, especially: “By embracing this divine plan for Him in and through His early morning moments of solitude, Jesus was not swayed by the passing enthusiasm of the crowd that was searching for Him. ” How many of us today are swayed by the many voices we hear everyday, to do this, or to try that. We have so many influences in our lives. I think the example Jesus set for us to take the time each day to listen to God’s plan or will for our lives, which may help us not to be distracted by all of the influences trying to sway us.

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    1. True! Sometime back I read a quote which meant something like this: ” Satan will make us aspire for many great things, the ones which are not in God’s Will. He will make us abandon simple good things (which are in the will of God – for which He would supply His help) in our pursuit to do those great things. Because, he knows that once we abandon the works that God Wills us to do, he (satan) can stop us from accomplishing great things anyway (as we will be trying those using our own strength – which is extremely limited) “

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      1. YES! I absolutely agree. Love that thought and have seen it first hand in myself at times and in those around me. There are so many distractions, even if we think it’s something good and the world confirms that it is worthy – Like achieving a lofty goal or a new job that pays lots of money that can buy lots of things. We get tied up in things that take us away from God and what his will is for us. That’s what I’m always saying about those smart phones. How many people are addicted and aren’t paying attention to the things that really matter because of them?

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