Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Teach us to pray...
"Free us from selfish interest and self-inflicted burdens..."
Prayer request in "Give Us This Day"
Cha Ching! That is exactly what I need to pray today. The disciples ask Jesus in today's Gospel, "Teach us to pray..." (Luke 11:1-4) And, if Jesus were to answer me that question, this prayer from Give Us This Day would be the answer. Jesus taught us to ask for what we need in prayer. And I desperately need to be free from selfish interests and self-inflicted burdens. That is the "Me" I bring to prayer today. Tomorrow may be entirely different, but this is me today. That is why we must pray daily...pray for our Daily Bread. That is why we must Pray Always and Pray All Ways. Because we are constantly changing and our requests vary as often. Lord, please keep me tuned into you this day. Help me to get my selfish interests and self-inflicted burdens out of my mind and heart and help me to concentrate on what you want me to do. That is the Daily Bread I need from you this Wednesday...Love, heidi