Gospel: Lk 11:1-4
One day, Jesus was praying in a certain place; and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” And Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say this: Father, may your name be held holy, may your kingdom come; give us, each day, the kind of bread we need, and forgive us our sins; for we also forgive all who do us wrong; and do not bring us to the test.”
Lord, teach us to pray Luke‘s gospel has been called the Gospel of Prayer. It is in his gospel, more than any of the others, that we are told about Jesus praying, especially before the more important moments of his public life, such as at his baptism, the choosing of the Twelve, before Peter‘s confession of his Messiahship and in the garden before his Passion. Today we see Jesus just praying somewhere and it was perfectly natural for Jesus to pray to his Father, if we understand by prayer being intimate with God. When we pray, what really matters is to have a sacred space within one‘s mind and heart and allow God to speak to us. Sometimes we ask him for help in our lives or in making the right decision. Sometimes we thank and praise him for all the blessings of the day. Sometimes we pray on behalf of someone else and sometimes to simply dwell in silence. At the end, the sacred quest is silent listening to Someone who speaks to us gently and gives us inner peace and joy.
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