Mon - 22.09.14

Wednesday 10th October, 2012
Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14. Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News. Ps 116(117). Luke 11:1-4.

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One of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord teach us to pray.’

St Alphonsus Ligouri said, ‘Those who pray will be saved; those who do not pray will be lost.’ Perhaps the black and white nature of this statement does not appeal greatly to us these days, but it does bring home the necessity of prayer. If we do not pray, how can we come closer to God?

In particular, in praying through the Scriptures we come to know Jesus in his humanity, his courage, his care for the outcast and the poor, his humility. With time that closeness will strengthen and deepen so that we come to know Jesus as our companion and friend. Then we will want to serve him.

Jesus tells us we do this by serving others, especially those we meet every day—our family, friends, community, neighbours, workmates. We can achieve this intimacy with Jesus by talking to him in prayer.



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