Year C- 17th Sunday in Ordinary time
1 AND it came to pass, that as he was in a certain place praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him: Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusI have taught you a great prayer, the ďOur FatherĒ. When you meditate this prayer and live it, you will find great consolation, because in this prayer I am showing you the way you must speak to God.
First of all you must acknowledge that you are children of the Most High, then united to all the angels, the saints and all creation you must praise His Holy Name. You must praise and thank the author of your existence daily.
After the prayer of adoration you must think of the plan of God for his children, and ask for his kingdom to come. I am the King of Kings. I will rule your heart with my love only if you allow me to enthrone myself with your consent. I have come to reveal the plan of the Father, which is your sanctification and salvation. This is accomplished as you do His Divine Will. To do the will of God you must obey His Commandments and accept me as your Lord and Saviour. For this you must pray daily.
After adoring God and honouring his desires, you may then present your needs to him. As you pray for your daily bread do not neglect to pray for those who are in need, pray also to receive the heavenly bread that the Father has sent from Heaven, my body and blood which you can receive to nourish and to purify your souls.
To receive me you must be free from sin. It is very important that you ask pardon for your sins, but remember that you cannot be forgiven unless you forgive those who offend you. Pray that you may become merciful, as I am merciful, that you become patient and forgive the limitations of others as God forgives yours.
Always seek my protection, I will deliver you from evil. Seek refuge in my holy wounds, which have been opened for you to be healed and to hide you from the enemy. As you stay covered with my blood you are purified of your sins, you receive wisdom to live a holy life and you give glory to God.
I have given you the examples of the good fathers of this world who will always give you what is good. My Heavenly Father loves you so much that He has sent me to the world to save from your sins. To sanctify you he will also give you the Holy Spirit if you ask for Him. Therefore turn to Him in adoration, praise, intercession and supplication. Pray that He will send you the Holy Spirit so that your lives may be holy.
Give glory to God.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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