Gospel, Matthew 6:7-15
In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they will make themselves heard. Do not be like them; your Father knows what you need before you ask him. So you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be held holy, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us.And do not put us to the test, but save us from the Evil One. 'Yes, if you forgive others their failings, your heavenly Father will forgive you yours; but if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive your failings either."
Soldiers have their swords. Doctors have their syringes. Engineers have their rulers and pencils. Office workers have their briefcases. Carpenters have their hammers. Celebrities have their smiles. Street sweepers have their brooms. Students have their pens and papers. Babies have their bottles of milk. Each of us has our own kit for survival. We use them throughout our everyday living in this world. But God reminds us that there is something more powerful than any of these things - a prayer.
Yes. We may be armed with our physical needs but at the end of the day, nothing can still compare with the power that is given by prayers. Talking to Him and listening to His message are the best ways to endure all things. Prayer is the best survival kit that we can have everyday. Whether you pray to adore Him, to thank Him, to repent, or to ask, God assures each of us that He hears everything that our hearts speak. God knows what's inside your heart even before you call out to Him.
With a little prayer, just by simply talking to Him, God reminds us that WE ARE ARMED AND READY TO FACE THE BATTLE.
GEAR UP. SAY A PRAYER. AND YOU'LL BE AMAZED ON HOW A SIMPLE PRAYER CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. :)