March 12. Graham had made a serious commitment to read the scripture passages for the day during Lent. He noted that very often in these Old Testament readings it was God speaking, “The Lord says….” but he knew God speaks through people, like the prophet Isaiah and others. “I think God is speaking to me too to encourage others around me to listen to His word and follow what it is telling us. Now I must pray that they will listen to me.”
Thus says the Lord, ”my word shall not return to me empty but accomplish that which I intend.” Isa 55:10-11.
Pope Francis: The family is called to join in daily prayer, to read the word of God and to share in Eucharistic communion and so to grow in love and become ever more fully a temple in which the Spirit dwells. AL29