Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lord, Teach me to Pray


I was sharing one day to a friend how I was tired and burdened by problems and how it was stressful.
And he said “maybe father Archie you had not prayed enough.”
Not prayed enough? I say mass everyday sometimes three times a day and pray the rosary and many more devotions and you say I did not prayed enough?
I was about to react with protest, but it came to me, I thought that he may have a point.
That I have not really prayed enough, rightly and truly.

I pray “ your will be done” and yet I insist on what I want to receive.
my prayers sometimes is a long list of petitions and I forget to thank God.
I pray often with my heart still laden with hatred and anger and sin.

The Apostles in the gospel today asked the Lord: “Teach us to pray.”
I ask the Lord also to teach me to pray rightly, sincerely and truly. AMEN

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