Prayer of the Day

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year

July 12th, 2015
"And when you pray do not heap up empty phrases like the Gentiles because they think they will be heard because of their many words." Matthew 6 : 7
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Our heavenly Father knows our needs even before we express them.  When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray he taught them the “Our Father.”  Even to think of God is a prayer.  When a difficulty arises that we can’t handle,  a person of faith will spontaneously send a plea for help to God.  We know God is almighty.  He always hears us,  though he may not answer the way we think is the best.   From reading the Gospels or listening to them being read at our Sunday Mass we see that prayer,  was a vital part of Christ’s life.  Through prayer he kept in touch with his heavenly Father.  There he got the strength to continue his mission in spite of hatred and ill will on the part of his enemies.   Even though his public life was a busy one,  Christ always made time to commune with his Father.   We ourselves need to take responsibility for our prayer life.  We can’t just forget it till our Sunday Mass.  After all there is no one who loves us as much as God does.  So let us raise our minds to God our loving Father and thank him for his goodness to us.

Prayer

Let us end with Mary's prayer :- "My soul glorifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my saviour." Amen