June 21, 2018

Matthew 6:7-15

Jesus contrasts the disciples’ prayer with that of pagans who tend to babble relentlessly, hoping to be heard by one deity or another. God already knows what we need, so it is far better to trust that the Father hears and answers when we pray. The centerpiece of Jesus’ teaching about prayer is the Our Father.

Sometimes I do not have the words, or I am so tired of asking. In those times I am greatly comforted by your deep and abiding love for me. Like a loving parent you will always give me what I need.

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