Dear Parish Family,
In Luke’s Gospel Jesus teaches his disciples how to pray.
Jesus tells his disciples to pray for five basic things.
First that the Father’s name be made holy. Second, “Thy Kingdom come; in God’s kingdom all people share the Lord’s bounty. Third “give us our daily bread”. Give us what we need to do the work of Jesus today. Fourth, “forgive us our sins and forgive everyone who has sinned against us.” We are to forgive everyone no matter what the circumstances. Fifth “lead us not into temptation”. We ask God to give us the grace to recognize and resist temptation.
Prayer is a fundamental aspect of being a follower of Christ. It is our communication with our Father. How would we feel if no one never or rarely communicated with us? We probably would not feel loved or appreciated. Our heavenly Father would want to know what’s in our heart.
Prayer is a beautiful gift of communication given to us by God, who loves us beyond our comprehension. When we pray the Lord’s Prayer we can rejoice and give thanks that God calls us His own and that He wants us to know Him deeply