Tuesday 27th June: How Do I Pray? Part 2

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God – Mother Tersesa

Reflection

Prayer is a two-way communication between God, our Creator, and us! We are made for relationships, and communication is essential for growth in any relationship, but especially our relationship with God.

Prayer must be sincere, heartfelt, and real! God is impressed by what is in your heart, not with your quantity or quality of words.

Abraham Lincoln was asked why he was not praying that God would be on the Americans side during the American Civil War. He responded, “We do not pray that God is on our side; we pray that we are on His side!”

Our prayer can be our seeking God to align our plans with His plans.

Spend some time in quiet now, and in the silence of your hearts, what would you say to God?

What would your heartfelt words be to Him?

Then spend a little more time listening to what He might say to you.

Prayer

We can end this time of quiet by praying together the words that Jesus taught us:

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.

St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen