Dare I Pray This Prayer?
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For 3 March 2020, Tuesday of the 1st week of Lent, based on Matthew 6:7-15
Jesus said to his disciples: Â Â â€œWhen 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.
â€œPray 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.
Brigid Cannon, OP
04 March 2020 @ 6:19 am
Thank you once again, Ann, for your prayerful reflection and dialogue with Jesus on the Our Father. I am inspired and hopeful that I, too, can pray this prayer with the attitude of Jesus. And share this reflection with others.
Blessings on your continued preaching of the Good News of Jesus,
08 March 2020 @ 4:26 am
Interesting approach to the Lord’s prayer. Thanks. The delivery was a bit fast, difficult to envision as a conversation, almost argumentative and debate-style. Predictable mediocrity but a good effort.