PONDERING THE WORD OF GOD
– WHICH INVITES US TO PRAY
Last week’s encouraging words from Luke’s gospel were:
- To seek and pray for mercy (Kyrie eleison!).
- To seek reconciliation (“Go and show yourself to the priest”).
- To come before the Lord in humble prayer.
This Sunday our first reading portrays Moses leading God’s people towards the Promised Land. In the face of adversity, Moses prays. The moment he stops praying, disaster strikes. We then hear Jesus telling his disciples a parable about the need to pray continually and never lose heart.
So, God’s Word is reinforcing the necessity of prayer. Pray continually and never lose heart!
Pray on your own, pray spontaneously, pray the prayers of the Church, pray together with your friends … but never cease to pray!
Fr Philip Sainter