Love that encompasses all our needs

 
Tuesday of 1st week of Lent, based on Matthew 6:7-15

“When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one. For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; but if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Mrs. Judith Maloney, O.P.

Judy is a lay Dominican living in Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA. She belongs to the Mary Magdalene Chapter sponsored by the St. Martin DePorres Priory in Raleigh. She has been an nurse for 15 years, most recently working in oncology, and has also worked as a lay minister and director of religious education at her local parish. Judy and her husband Mike have three grown children.