A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 28 July


Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13

Teach me to pray

There are fundamental human experiences that, like prayer, shape and reshape our hearts. That is why the prayers of others begin to make more sense as we mature. Prayers of sorrow and gratitude, prayers for protection and nurture, and prayers for forgiveness and praise – all of these and more are encapsulated in the model of prayer par excellence, the Our Father. Luke’s version of the Our Father is especially beautiful and simple. May our prayer this Sabbath Day be like that of the disciples: ‘Lord teach me to pray, my mind is open and my heart is ready…’

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