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St. Petronille Parish

420 Glenwood Avenue, Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (630) 469-0404

Seek God's will in all that you do

and He will direct your path

Proverbs 3:6



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August 7, 2020

Dear Parishioners of Saint Petronille,

Prayer:  A remedy for fear

We hear throughout our scripture readings this Sunday expressions of fear, on one hand, and persons lifting their heart and mind to the Lord in prayer, on the other hand.  Elijah runs in fear for his life.  Saint Paul speaks of the great anguish in his heart and Peter becomes afraid and almost falls into the sea.  Elijah hears the Lord in the whispering sound.  Saint Paul recalls the worship and gifts God has given to His chosen people and our Lord goes to the mountain to pray and saves Peter.

In the midst of so many other worries, we do not often and quickly set aside dedicated time for prayer to our Lord. We often rather choose the quick and easy consolation of the many ways our society gives us to obtain these temporary and fleeting consolations.  Yet, we know, as faithful people that the only love that endures is the love that is a gift from God and prayer opens the heart, mind and soul to union with the beloved.

We have a God who desires more than anything that we find our rest in Him and, yet, we so rarely take Him up on His invitation. Some will tell me, “I don’t know how to pray.”  God has given us His word.  Pick up the Bible and open it to find out what He is saying…and, then, instead of seeking to speak right away:  Listen!  Listen to what He is saying and allow His words to soak into your heart.  But you must not be afraid of the silence…of the quiet…of your own restlessness and impatience.  You should not be afraid of yourself, because when we draw close to the one who is pure love and knowledge, not only will God reveal Himself to you but you will become aware of your own incompleteness in His light.  There should be no fear here either, because you are in the presence of love.

Do not be afraid to be quiet, to listen and to hear our Lord speaking to you.  Believe that He has made Himself truly present to you in the Eucharist, in the hands of the priest at Reconciliation and in all of the Sacraments including your marriage.

When we pray, it is good to pray for others and make acts of love on their behalf, but realize that what God really wants is you.

May Almighty God bless you and keep you.


In Christ,

Fr. Thomas Milota




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