Do you know how to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit? Do you know how to become more effective Disciples for the Lord? Are you aware of how to grow in trusting in God's will and embracing His purpose for your life? Today's first reading gives us three ways to advance in our spiritual lives. Fasting, prayer and laying hands on others (Acts 13:2-3) are three practices that have proven to be effective actions that open the gates of grace. Fasting is not limited to a specific time or food, but can be observed at any time and from any vice. Prayer puts us in contact with God, and the laying of hands fans the flames of the Spirit. Lord Jesus, may the actions of my life find favour in Your sight, and spur my love for You and the values of Your kingdom. Amen.