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.
March 6, 2019 – Wednesday
Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
“When you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret.”
What is your memory of prayer? When I was very young, there was a time I got into a fight in school. That night I prayed very hard, imploring God that my parents wouldn’t be upset. Today is the start of Lent, a time of personal journeying with Christ in His passion. It is a journey that can only be made by earnest prayer, in secret where it is only between God and you. We know that when prayer is sincere and truthful, there doesn’t need to be an audience. God alone suffices. God granted my prayer that night. My parents forgave me, just as God stands ready to accept us when we pray to Him. Lord, we look forward to journeying in prayer with you this Lenten season.