Humbly submit your will to God (Thy Will be done) and consecrate yourself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus through Mary and Joseph.
Jesus said to his disciples:
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,
who think that they will be heard because of their many words.
Do not be like them.
Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“This is how you are to pray:
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
thy Kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
“If you forgive men their transgressions,
your heavenly Father will forgive you.
But if you do not forgive men,
neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” MT 6:7-15
St. Augustine said, “Run through all of the words of the holy prayers (in Scripture), and I do not think you find anything that is not contained and included in the Lord’s Prayer.”
Our Father (many of the saints stopped here thanking God for allowing them to call Him Father, Pope Francis says Abba means Dad-Do you allow Him to wrap His arms around you like a loving Father?) who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name:
Dear God, I bring myself into your presence humbly as a sinner who needs your mercy to worship, adore, glorify, praise, and thank you. Thank you for allowing me to call you Daddy and thank you for calling me son/daughter.
thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven:
I submit my will to you, please give me the courage, strength, and grace to follow it. I completely surrender and trust in you.
Give us this day our daily bread:
Thank you for taking care of our every need, I trust in you. Please help me recognize the needs of others and help them. Thank you for the everlasting sustaining Bread that is your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.
and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us:
please send me your grace to forgive so I may forgive like You, help me not to judge incorrectly or label, have mercy on my soul.
and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil (protect us from the Devil).
Today’s challenge: Make sure the Our Father is the first words on our lips each morning so we have the right perspective going into each day. Enter God’s heart by humbling yourself before Him, empty yourself so that He can fill you up to be an instrument of love, thank Him for sustaining you each day and providing us with His life (grace) by faithfully receiving the sacraments, ask for the grace to forgive, for mercy, and protection from Satan.
Be a servant, become a saint!
In today’s gospel Jesus is teaching us how to pray. He is showing us how to forgive others. He tells us when God will forgive us during prayer.
The Lord is telling us how to pray! The Our Father is the Lord’s Prayer! Use it! But, don’t just go the motions, say the words and think about their meaning. If you’re just speaking, it’s about as useless as the people who babbled. Find meaning in the words you speak.
The Lord’s Prayer is one of the most important prayers. It was given to us by Jesus! Use it! But don’t just speak the words and with no meaning. Think about what the words mean and feel them. The words have a deeper meaning to them. Use the Lord’s Prayer properly.
Absolutely, Sophia! Intentional prayer, not memorized babbling! Silence, listen to what Jesus is trying to tell you.