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The Lord Is My Chef Daily Recipe for the Soul by Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II
Thursday in the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time, Year I, 07 September 2023
Colossians 1:9-14   ><))))*> + ><))))*> + ><))))*>   Luke 5:1-11
Photo by author, St. Scholastica Convent, Baguio City, 23 August 2023.
God our loving Father,
I have been praying 
for many things from you
for myself and friends
but today, I imitate 
the prayers of St. Paul
for the Colossians:

…that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord…

Colossians 1:9-10

This is what we should first
pray for daily,
to be filled with knowledge
of your will, O God:
we do not have to be all-knowing
like you but be open
to discern your will,
to follow and do
what you ask us
without doubts
or apprehensions like
when Simon Peter
obeyed Jesus Christ's
order to cast their nets into
the deep despite their not
catching anything at all 
the previous night;
forgive us, Father,
for many times we
feel and so believe
that we know so much,
the we know better 
that anyone, including
you.
Fill us with knowledge
of your will, O God,
so we may have the 
spiritual wisdom and 
understanding to see our
sinfulness before you, 
just like Simon Peter
after that miraculous catch
of fish when he fell at the
knees of Jesus, saying, 
"Depart from me, O Lord, 
for I am a sinful man"
(Lk.5:8).

Fill us with knowledge
of your will, O God,
so we may seek 
meaning and fulfillment,
not just material things
and pleasures we can totally
abandon to follow Jesus
catching men and women
for him "to be delivered
from the power of darkness"
to have redemption.
Amen.
Photo by author, St. Scholastica Convent, Baguio City, 23 August 2023.
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