Private Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer

Extract

Jesus said, “When you pray, …pray this way”: (Matthew 6:7)

Title: The Lords Prayer

Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Thought

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus invites us to share our burden with God Our Father, seek His forgiveness and guidance, and forgive others.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, open my heart to your loving and merciful invite.

Prayer: Faith (St Benedict)

Gracious and Holy Father,
give us the wisdom to discover You,
the intelligence to understand You,
the diligence to seek after You,
the patience to wait for You,
eyes to behold You,
a heart to meditate upon You,
and a life to proclaim You,
through the power of the Spirit of Jesus, our Lord. Amen.