March 23 - St. Turibius of Mogrovejo
Withdrawing a second time, Jesus prayed again, "My Father, if it is not possible that this cup pass without my drinking it, your will be done!" Then he returned once more and found them asleep, for they could not keep their eyes open. He left them and withdrew again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing again (Matthew 26: 42-44).
This is perseverance in prayer. Christ goes to his Father again and again and again. What an example for us! In today’s world we are used to getting what we want immediately but sometimes God answers our prayers in His time. The virtuous can wait for the Lord.
Holy Spirit, strengthen me to pray with perseverance.
Impact Sports: Have I ever given up giving 100% in a game? Why?
Impact Life: Am I constant in prayer or do I give up after the first try?