Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Teach us to Pray

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray...'

Jesus is asked by a disciple how to pray.  In reply He gives us The Lord's prayer which is said at every Mass every day around the world.  It is the perpetual prayer of the Church that is always being prayed. Every time I pray it I am joining other brothers and sisters somewhere in the world

Prayer is the very life-blood of faith and yet it is often the first thing to be dropped in a stumbling faith-life.  Jesus prayed constantly to His Father.  The disciples soon picked up that prayer was part and parcel of being a follower of Jesus.  The same is true today.  Prayer is not an option, it is essential for a vibrant relationship with my God.

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil. 

Little Flower, please pray for me.

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