Isaiah 55:10-11

10 “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,11 so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Matthew 6:7-15

7 “And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 9 Pray then like this: Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us this day our daily bread;12 And forgive us our debts, As we also have forgiven our debtors;13 And lead us not into temptation, But deliver us from evil.14 For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father also will forgive you;15 but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.  


THE PROPHET ISAIAH metaphorically apply the gifts of rain and snow that is purposed to nourish seed, to demonstrate that whenever we reach out to God in prayer, we can be confident that our prayers and suplications shall not be a vainless endeavor. 

THE GOSPEL READING: Christ emphasize the nesessity of vocal prayer, however He does caution the apostles to not let their invocations take the form of gobbledygook public verbiage, that lacks substance and purpose so as to impress their hearers.

Catec 2765 The traditional expression “the Lord’s Prayer” – oratio Dominica – means that the prayer to our Father is taught and given to us by the Lord Jesus. The prayer that comes to us from Jesus is truly unique: it is “of the Lord.” On the one hand, in the words of this prayer the only Son gives us the words the Father gave him: he is the master of our prayer. On the other, as Word incarnate, he knows in his human heart the needs of his human brothers and sisters and reveals them to us: he is the model of our prayer.

It is for good reason that the second verse of our Lords prayer call us to hallow Gods name which opens the door for us to enter into God’s plan and allow Him to sanctify and transform us. Our endeavor to have private communion with God is best achieved when we indulge in conteplative prayer—to silently knaw on the Lords words—extract the meaning, essence and purpose of each word, so that we may discover what our response should be in order that we be delivered from our fears and troubles. 

LET US PRAY: Psalms 34:4-7,16-19

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.

16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles.18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Commentary. Henry R SYLVESTER Note: The daily scripture readings are taken from the Roman Missal which the Catholic Church use in the daily Celebration of the Holy Eucharist throughout the world.Some weekly readings may differ because of the celebration of local feast days.

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