March 9, 2017 Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent-A
Esther C: 12, 14-16, 23-25
“…Knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
Lord, you give us this season of Lent so that we can put aside what keeps us from living the abundant life you want for us. You invite us to a closer relationship with you and each other. I can think of Lent as a doorway to all you want to give us. You tell me to ask, see, and knock for my needs. Lord, I knock on the door in prayer for very special people. For me to receive the answer to my prayer I must walk through that door in faith. I am part of the answer to my prayer, part of the solution to my problem. I know and believe you only want the best for me. So with confidence I can go through the door you offer. With the courage and strength of your grace I can step out in faith to do my part. Grant me the grace to work for the things I pray for. Lord, I thank you in advance for granting me the best answer and for letting me share in bringing it about. Amen.