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Perseverance Pays
By Religious

If the friend in today’s gospel was moved to giving bread in the middle of the night, will not God, our heavenly Father and provider, also treat us with kind and generous care no matter how troubling or inconvenient the circumstances might appear? Jesus states emphatically, How much more will the heavenly Father give! St. Augustine of Hippo (340-425 AD) reminds us that "God, who does not sleep and who awakens us from sleep that we may ask, gives much more graciously." The Lord Jesus assures us that we can bring our needs to our heavenly Father who is always ready to give not only what we need, but more than we can ask. God gives the best he has. He freely pours out the blessing of his Holy Spirit upon us so that we may be filled with the abundance of his provision. Let us therefore approach the heavenly Father with confidence in his mercy and kindness towards us. 

Prayer: Lord, fill us with your grace that in all circumstances we may trustingly hold unto you. Amen. 

 
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