"LOW," I AM WITH YOU
''The prayer of the lowly pierces the clouds.''— Sirach 35:17
Clouds can be a sign of God's presence or, figuratively speaking, a barrier preventing us from "getting through" to God. Clouds present no problem to the prayer of the lowly, for their prayer pierces the clouds.
We can surmise that the prayer of many people is not "getting through" to God, for many people pray infrequently. If they were "getting through," they probably would be encouraged to pray always (see Lk 18:1). Who wants to keep calling a phone number when you seldom "get through"? Many of us must not be lowly, or we would be "getting through" and praying more.
Signs of not being lowly are:
Jesus is lowly — from the stable at Bethlehem to the cross on Calvary to appearing as bread and wine in the Eucharist. Be like the lowly Jesus, and your prayer will pierce the clouds.
Prayer: Jesus, gentle and lowly of heart, make my heart like Yours (see Mt 11:29).
Promise: "The Lord will continue to rescue me from all attempts to do me harm and will bring me safe to His heavenly kingdom." —2 Tm 4:18
Praise: "This is the Jesus God has raised up, and we are his witnesses" (Acts 2:32). Alleluia!
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