February 20, 2018
Gospel: Matthew 6:7-15
The Lord’s Prayer
“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases”
How’s your prayer life ? Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving is the invitation this Lent. Pope Francis in his lenten message said “ by more time to prayer, we enable our hearts to root out our secret lies and forms of self-deception, and then to find the consolation of God offers. He is our Father and he wants us to live life well.”
To pray i learned about ACTS - A for adoration. The first part of the “Our Father” is a praise to God! Glorifying and honoring not just anybody’s father, rather Our Father himself! The face of love to whom we all come from.
Though, “your father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him” (Matthew6:8), we still need to pray even if God already knows our needs. Because it is to remind us that without him we are nothing. A declaration of our dependency on him.
Our communication with God is prayer itself. Therefore, prayer should be a delightful experience! No drop calls, no busy line , no load required. He can be reached 24x7 , always on-line. So let us turn to him who waits on us.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.