July 25, 2010, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Ask and you shall receive.” (Luke 11:9)
1. Genesis 18:20-32
2. Colossians 2:12-14
3. Gospel of Luke 11:1-13
REFLECTION: What does asking God for something really mean anyhow? A person who asks God’s help is saying, “I am in need. I can’t do anything myself.” A person who prays for others is saying, “I am concerned about this person.” A person who prays the prayer of petition believes that “nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37)
PRAYER: Lord, we lift up to your loving gaze all our cares and hopes and desires. Do with them what you will in your own loving way. You always do what is best for us. We trust you and hope in your goodness. Amen.
Try to pray today just placing your desires in his hands and leave the rest up to him.
Take time today to quiet down and just place yourself before the loving look of the Lord. Simply ask him to fill you with his Spirit.
Pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary today with your family or friends. Ask Jesus through Mary for those things you need in prayer.
Pray for someone today who is finding it hard to accept the will of the Lord.
Ask someone you love today for something you want or need. Reflect on their response.
Do something today to participate in answering a prayer of another.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, as you taught your disciples to pray, teach us to pray from the depth of our hearts. Amen.
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