Wednesday 11 October 2017
St John XXIII
Jonah 4:1-11. Psalm 85(86):3-6, 9-10. Luke 11:1-4.
Lord, you are tender and full of love — Psalm 85(86):3-6, 9-10.
‘Lord, teach us to pray.’
Luke speaks about Jesus’ teaching on prayer. Let us ponder a while on this important part of our lives. Benedictine sister Joan Chittister says prayer is about the immersion in the mind of God. She describes it beautifully:
‘Prayer restores the soul that is dry and dulled. It heals the wounds of the day and reminds us who we want to be at the deepest, truest part of us … Clearly it is not the sum of prayers we pray that counts. It is the way our prayer life changes our own hearts and lives that determines its quality.’
(The Monastery of the Heart)