According to His Word

Samuel Cousins Child in Prayer Wikimedia Commons

Samuel Cousins
Child in Prayer
Wikimedia Commons

How should we respond to what God has reveled to us in prayer, His written word, and teachings and traditions of His Church?   His Blessed Mother provides us with a beautiful example in her response to the Angle Gabriel, “let it be to me according to your word” (Luke 1:38) and her good counsel at the wedding feast in Cana, “do whatever he tells you” (John 2:6).

Do we response like she did, with a joyous, “according to your word.”  Or, is our response more like that of ancient Israel, where there “was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes”(Judges 21:25).

Remember, each time we pray the Our Father, we petition the Lord with “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10).  May we do whatever He tells us, according to His word.

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5 Responses to According to His Word

  1. scholastica says:

    This would make a good section to a children’s book teaching them what prayer is and how to pray.

  2. Mary is a great exemplar for all of us trying to live a holy life. Thanks for the reflections.

  3. keijo leppioja says:

    SO great thanksgiving that have the bible in our home and reading that blessed the word in joy to be drinking waters of life into eating bread of life too and be new man and woman of God by the HOly Spirit power in joy today again to share my opinion in blessing,in Jesus name ,thanks and bless and pray,keijo sweden

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