Monthly Archives: October 2013

When you cannot pray in words……

I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath  moves through—listen to this music.

    —Hafiz

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The first reading at Mass today (30 Oct 2013) brings great comfort for those occasions when we just cannot find the words to express what we want to say to God in prayer….

(Romans 8:26-30 By turning everything to their good God co-operates with all those who love him)

The Spirit too comes to help us in our weakness. For when we cannot choose words in order to pray properly, the Spirit himself expresses our plea in a way that could never be put into words, and God who knows everything in our hearts knows perfectly well what he means, and that the pleas of the saints expressed by the Spirit are according to the mind of God.

We know that by turning everything to their good, God co-operates with all those who love him, with all those that he has called according to his purpose. They are the ones he chose specially long ago and intended to become true images of his Son, so that his Son might be the eldest of many brothers. He called those he intended for this; those he called he justified, and with those he justified he shared his glory”.

What great consolation this can give us. God recognises our weakness and makes provision for it and sends the Holy Spirit to help us. And of course the Holy Spirit can make our plea to God in a much better way than we ever could.  We could not have a better advocate!