July 28 – Sunday
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Reading LK 11:1-13
The disciples see how vitally important prayer is to Jesus. They want to be able to pray like him. What we call the Lord’s Prayer is the model for all prayer, because it contains all that Christians need for authentic prayer.
We shall pray it slowly today, as if we were saying it for the first time.
This passage is also a call to perseverance in prayer. It is based on the conviction that the caring, gracious and generous Father of Jesus is always attentive to the needs of all who turn to him in prayer. Lord Jesus, thank you for teaching us how to pray, just as you pray. Help us always to persevere in prayer and never to lose hope.
Prayer: – we pray the Our Father slowly