Ord. Wk 27th,  Wednesday, 11th October,2017  (Lk 11:1-4)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

“Our Father Prayer”: In today’s Gospel, Jesus taught His disciples, the most profound way to pray, through the “Our Father” prayer.  When we pray, let us focus on developing a personal relationship with God our Father, Jesus as our Companion and Saviour, and the Holy Spirit as our divine Guide, Light and Strength.

Fr Philip Heng, S.J

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’

He said to them, ‘When you pray, this is what to say: 

“Father, may your name be held holy, 

your kingdom come; 

give us each day our daily bread, 

and forgive us our sins, 

for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us. 

And do not put us to the test.” ’ 

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus teaches His disciples and all of us how to pray by first honouring His Father. We also pray that His Kingdom will come into our lives and in the world.

  • This universal prayer is a holistic gift from Jesus and encapsulates all that God wants from us in our relationship with Him and thereby our relationship with all others in His Kingdom here and now.

  • Have I been faithful in putting into practice in my daily Christian life what Jesus Himself has taught us?