Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Jesus teaches us to pray
The Apostles ask Jesus to teach them to pray. He does so by saying, "When you pray. say, "Father". As Wendy Beckett points out, Jesus does not give them a talk on prayer or tell them what they should do before prayer, or talk about conditions or stages, etc. but just tells them to begin by saying, "Father" - she goes on to ask if we really want to pray. If we do, then we will as we have only to ask: for Jesus told us:
"whatsoever you ask the Father, he will grant it to you."
Maybe we have become so used to methods and different types of prayer being taught to us that we have forgotten that prayer is just an expression of a relationship - a very real relationship that we have with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
I now am adding the entire political situation in our country to my most fervent prayer - I have been praying, but now it seems to be that only a miracle is going to get things right - we need a good President but also a Congress that will work together for the common good of the people. Lord, come and help us!
What I wrote for March 5 was published yesterday - this is good for my humility and patience! Once it goes, I cannot edit.