"...who am alone and have no help but You"
Sometimes we feel helpless.
Sometimes we feel doomed.
The young lady in today’s first reading (Esther C:12, 14-16, 23-25) feels that way and so she pours out her heart to God in prayer.
God answers her prayer and in today’s Gospel (Matthew 7:7-12), our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the eternally begotten Son of God, invites all of us to pray.
Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives;
and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
We may not always receive or find what we want when we want it, but if we are faithful in prayer, we will never be alone and God will reward us beyond our dreams forever.