The disciples long to enter those spaces of communion that Jesus demonstrates he has with the Father. Join with their longing and their cry: “Lord, teach us to pray!”
What follows is Luke’s version of The Lord’s Prayer. Embrace every word until the familiarity of this prayer becomes brand new.
Jesus confronts the temptations that often lurk within us to distrust prayer. Jesus offers images for confidence in prayer. Fervently believe that the Lord wants to share his saving grace with you, inviting you to ask with the same confidence of a child to a loving Father. After all, this was the experience of Jesus. He shares with you the total intimacy in the bond of trust and love that he has with the Father.
Father, hallowed be Your name. v. 2
Give each day our daily bread. v. 3
Forgive us as we forgive. v. 4
Leave us not into trial. v. 4
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in Resources.
This is the ninth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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The Revised Common Lectionary.
Year C is dedicated to the Gospel of Luke.
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