A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Thursday 18 October

Ps.145, 2Timothy 4:10-17; Luke 10:1-9

Praise and adoration

Psalm 145, a great hymn of praise and adoration, is appropriate for the Feast Day of St Luke, whose Gospel emphasises the importance of praise and adoration of God. Richard Foster, in his book “Prayer” says “In adoration we enter the rarefied air of selfless devotion. We ask for nothing but to cherish God, we seek nothing but His exaltation. We focus on nothing but His goodness. In the prayer of adoration (thanksgiving and praise) we love God for himself, for his very being, for his radiant joy”. The Lord’s Prayer itself begins with praise of God.

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