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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for October 1, 2019

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TUESDAY, October 1

Matthew 7:7-8 Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

Ask. Search. Knock. There have been several times in my life when I have been in need—a job, a recommendation letter, a place to stay, a meal, a kind word. When the need is dire, I gather myself and pray.

I remember when I needed a job desperately. My son was in college, and my part-time position wasn’t enough to pay all the bills. While many emails and phone calls were left unanswered, there were some sympathetic replies. A friend of a friend messaged a principal who did not know me. This email from someone who only knew me through a mutual friend gave me a glowing reference. I was hired soon after.

It is not easy for us to ask for something—we so often feel ashamed to be in need. But articulating a need is a way for our brothers and sisters to be blessed in their giving.

MOVING FORWARD: Is there a need you can meet for one of your neighbors or a friend of friends?

PRAY for the Diocese of Tabora (Tanzania)

Ps 97, 99, [100] * 94, [95] | 2 Chronicles 29:1-3; 30:1(2-9)10-27 1 Corinthians 7:32-40 | Matthew 7:1-12



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