Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016 Tuesday: 1st Week of Lent

Feb. 16, 2016 Tuesday: 1st Week of Lent

The Lord’s Prayer

I’m sure when you hear somebody shouts: “ASAP!” The meaning that would immediately enter our minds is generally we think of it in terms of even more hurry and stress in our lives. Also maybe we think of this abbreviation as “As Soon As Possible.” How about if we think of it in a different manner in order to find a new way to deal with those rough days along the way as like these:

There is work to do, deadlines to meet; you have got no time to spare but as you hurry and scurry = ASAP! Always Say A Prayer.

In the midst of family chaos quality time is rare. Do your best let God do the rest = ASAP! Always Say A Prayer.

It may seem like your worries are more than you can bear. Slow down and take a breather = ASAP! Always Say A Prayer.

God knows how stressful life is. He wants to ease our cares and He will respond to all your needs = ASAP! Always Say A Prayer.

Our prayer will be effective and transforming only if it imitates Jesus’ prayer. We pray first that God be hallowed, that God’s Kingdom come when we do His will here as it is in heaven. Only secondly that we ask for what we need: spiritual and material bread, forgiveness and strength to overcome temptations we face today. Christ’s conditional requirement is that God’s forgiveness can be received only after we show forgiveness to others. And so therefore, let us approach God in prayer confidently, simply and with upright intention. It is because God knows our true needs better than we do

-Fr. Joseph Benitez