Archive for 'Prayer'

God’s Gift of Prayer

Matthew 6:7-15 Sirach:48:1-14 / Psalm 97:1-7 This is how you are to pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as in heaven. (Matthew 6:14-15) The Lord’s Prayer is in every way The most complete prayer there is. As Jesus taught us how to pray, […]

Lessons in the Perfect Prayer

Matthew 6: 7-15 Is 55:10-11/Ps 34:4-7,16-19 If you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive you either. (Matthew 6:15) God wants us to pray every day The most complete prayer there is. As Jesus taught us how to pray, Pray it for love, mercy, and peace. Jesus instructed His disciples on praying: “Your […]

Jesus, Our Good Shepherd

Mark 6: 30-34 1 Kgs 3:4-13 / Psa 119:9-14 When Jesus landed and saw the large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. (Mark 6:34) Are you burdened with anxiety? Afraid to face what lies ahead? Bring your troubles to God’s Sanctuary, To our Shepherd and Living Bread. […]

The Presentation in the Temple

Luke 2: 22-40 Mal 3:1-4 / Ps 24 / Heb 2:14-18 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God. . . (Luke 2:28) Like Simeon and Anna, may we see That Jesus Christ is life’s true goal; Lord, please be present constantly In the sanctuary of my soul. When the time of their purification […]

Taking Time to Pray

Mark 1: 29-39 1Sm 3:1-10,19-20 / Ps 40 Rising very early before dawn, Jesus went off to a lonely place to pray. (Mark 1:35) We always rush, we have no time, So much in mind of work to do; Lest we forget things more sublime, What if in turn, God forgets you? As soon as […]

Perseverance in Prayer

Luke 11: 5-13 Mal 3: 13-20b / Psa 1 If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13) What supplication could be denied When prayed in humble submission? His […]