Friday 28th of July

 “The man who hears the word and understands it yields a rich harvest”

Matthew 13:18-23

What is it that prevents us from bearing fruit in our lives? Jesus tells us today that to yield a rich harvest, we need to hear and understand the Word of God. In other words, we need to pray. And authentic prayer implies discipline, dedication, and attention. When we pray, we need to be fully present to the Lord and His word; otherwise, the seed of the Word of God can be carried away by the bad spirit. When we pray, we need to ask the Lord to help us endure in times of trials and difficulties so that our faith in God does not fall away. For our faith to remain strong, God’s Word must take deeper root in our hearts.

We pray, Lord, that you might. Please help us to take the necessary steps. To safeguard. Our life of prayer, so that. We can bear much fruit.

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