It is called the most complete prayer ever. The Our Father is one we pray often. But how often do with really think about the words we are saying. Do we pray the Our Father thinking only of ourselves? Do we pray for God’s will to be done when we hold back from doing God’s will? Do we seek forgiveness without forgiving? Today we are given the time to really consider the prayer and what we are saying.
The first reading from Mass today is all about the challenge of living the Christian life. Authentic Christianity is about being a member of the body of Christ in a way that witnesses to all our care for others. The deeper we can place our faith in the Jesus who saves, the more our own struggles become manageable. It is not that we should not work on our own struggles, but we should do so by realizing we have Jesus really present in our lives. Turn toward others, and you will meet the Christ.
We have been made by God in a way that makes us different from any other creature here on earth. We are made in God’s image and likeness. Today’s novena prayer focuses on how we need to allow God to make us more like him in grace.
Be sure to check out all the resources The DePorres Pages has for Lent. Today’s Prayer, High School Lenten Reflections, Homilies, Going Behind the Word, The Catholic Schoolhouse and Commentary. You can also Ask for Prayer and Pray for Others. On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Church begins the season of Lent. It is a…