On Today’s Gospel

Posted: February 23, 2021 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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God our Father’s Will for us is that we live life to full in His love, mercy and grace. For He loves with an everlasting and endearing love. We can do so by cooperating with the Holy Spirit who is always ready to guide us as we obey the Lord our God’s commands to love Him with all our heart, mind, strength, soul; and that we must love another as He loved us. With love which is merciful, for mercy is inseparable from love. So then just as He readily forgives us our sins, we must readily forgive those who have sinned against us.

All is made possible through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. For the ever living Word of God was made flesh and dwelled among us. Just as He dwells in our midst today, allowing us to enter into His Presence as we get down on our knees to pray. Prayer that stems from our ever growing, deepening relationship with Him. Prayer that surrenders our all into the hands His loving care. Prayer that opens the door of our hearts for Him to enter and dine with us. And as He speaks deep into our heart we are transformed from within and filled with His grace, we are One with Him as He is One with us!

Glory and Praise to our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen

Saint Polycarp Pray for us…..

First reading

Isaiah 55:10-11 ·

The word that goes out from my mouth does not return to me empty

Thus says the Lord: ‘As the rain and the snow come down from the heavens and do not return without watering the earth, making it yield and giving growth to provide seed for the sower and bread for the eating, so the word that goes from my mouth does not return to me empty, without carrying out my will and succeeding in what it was sent to do.’

Gospel

Matthew 6:7-15

How to pray

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘In your prayers do not babble as the pagans do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard. Do not be like them; your Father knows what you need before you ask him. So you should pray like this:

‘Our Father in heaven,

may your name be held holy,

your kingdom come,

your will be done,

on earth as in heaven.

Give us today our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us.

And do not put us to the test,

but save us from the evil one.

‘Yes, if you forgive others their failings, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours; but if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failings either.’

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