“May he enlighten the eyes of your mind so that you can see what hope his call holds for you.”
St Paul reminds us of the power prayer has to transform our hearts. The more we are able to give our time for prayer, the more Jesus will reveal himself to us. We are given his wisdom and revelation that would not be possible with our own intelligence or logic. We can come to know this through the hope through his resurrection.
Jesus experienced great suffering, as did St Paul and all of us who follow Christ. But it is our suffering that can bring us closer to God, and to our brothers and sisters. How do we approach prayer? With thanksgiving? With hope? Do we seek his wisdom? Do we work with Jesus on understanding our difficulties? Let us be moved to actively live out our prayer so we can bring the hope of Jesus’ rising to our brothers and sisters.