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March 12, 2019 Lenten Reflection

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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In today’s Gospel, Jesus gifts the disciples a prayer that is all too familiar to us 2,000+ years later. The Our Father is a prayer many of us could probably recite in our sleep, as it is one we likely were taught to pray when we first learned how to pray. If you are like me, you probably often rush through this prayer without giving its meaning much thought, or use it as a “fall back” when you can’t find the right words or another prayer that fully captures what you need to ask of God. Although, lucky us, Jesus reminds the disciples that God knows their intentions before they ask. Kind of mind-blowing, right? God hears our cries for guidance and presence, our words and songs of praise, and everything between, no matter what prayer it is we are praying. Likely more often than not we question if God is really listening, or one step further, answering. When in doubt, and even in full faith, let us remember that it is not my will be done, but instead thy will be done. God’s will has got to be better than mine.

When is the last time you really prayed the Our Father? Like really thought about and meant each and every word? Why not give it a try today?

Kimberly VanBeek, Advancement Associate

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