Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Reflection: Luke 11:1-4

Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time - Luke 11:1-4

“Lord, teach us to pray!” These words are simple yet very powerful. Many of us learned to pray when we were young children. We learned the Hail Mary, Our Father, and other prayers. As we matured, the prayer forms that were meaningful to us as children gradually may have become rote prayers.

As adults, we may need to explore other prayer forms that possibly could be meaningful to us at this stage in our lives. The Hail Mary, Our Father, etc., most likely will still be a meaningful prayers for us. However, our lives may be enhanced by trying a different way of praying periodically. It may open us to experiencing new facets of God!

Today may we also say to Jesus: “Lord, teach us to pray!” Then may we have open, listening minds and hearts!

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