Psalm 63 talks about crying out to God. When should we cry out to God? What happens when we cry out to God? In the Catholic tradition there are worshipers that practice novenas. When I am afraid I schedule a novena. It’s a prayer calendar that lasts nine weeks. The novena is dedicated for the health of a loved one or for the success of a project. Novenas seem to assist people who are ailing. There are specific wants and needs when someone offers a novena. There are other ways to cry out to God. We can fast in the mornings, or we can say evening prayers. We can choose a saint to pray with us. As I am crying out to God, the angels pray with me. It is in the liturgy that angels and archangels and all the company of heaven forever sing hymns to proclaim the glory of God. Perhaps we should cry out to God more often.
Appointed readings for today: Exodus 3:1-15, Psalm 63:1-8, Luke 13:1-9