On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 20, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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How often do we spend time waiting patiently and listening out for our God who will speak to us? Yearning for Him to counsel us and for Him to give us His living Word for/to us? For Him to refresh and strengthen us? Our loving Father knows all our wants and desires before we ever need ask, and while we can lift all of it to Him in prayer, are we also prepared that in His infinite wisdom He alone decides what is best for us?

Jesus taught us a perfect prayer consisting of seven petitions, let us pray and reflect on each petition today, opening our hearts to our Heavenly Father.  A loving Father who loves us so much that through His loving Son, forgives us our most heinous sins just by listening to our contrite heart crying out to Him. All he ask is we do likewise for our brethren who have sinned against us. Amen

GOSPEL Matthew 6:7–15

Jesus said to his disciples:“In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: ‘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.’ “If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

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