May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit.
It is on 05th October 2022. We celebrate the memorial of Saint Faustina Kowalska, a religious, apostle of mercy. We reflect on Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14 and Luke 11:1-4.
“Lord, teach us to pray.”
Learning never ends in life. Learning to pray never ends in our spiritual growth. The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray.
Prayer has two portions; one directed to the Father and another directed the individual to the other. That is why forgiveness becomes the one ingredient that adds colour and texture to our prayer. Without forgiving the ones who have offended us, our prayers just remain unheard in the presence of God.
Jesus invites us to address God as Father. When we are willing to call God in that manner, we have the privilege to call one another brothers and sisters. Justice is served in the dishes of mercy and charity. The prayer of Jesus inspires us all.
Prayer is the intimacy with God. Jesus had such close and clean intimacy with the Father. Jesus prayed during His baptism, before choosing the Apostles throughout the night, at the Transfiguration and so on. As the disciples were inspired by the examples of Jesus praying, so we need to engage ourselves in our prayer life to mature in our spiritual and religious attempts to be better person.
When there is a lack of prayer, there are a lot of disagreements and differences in accepting the other person as they are.
May the Lord continue to teach us to pray through our families, communities, and the Church. May God bless you abundantly.