Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 27, 2013


Our readings today are all about prayer.  In our Gospel, we are instructed to pray the Our Father.  In the first reading from Genesis, Abraham prays, and even bargains, with God to save Sodom and Gomorrah.  Our second reading from Colossians seems to call the necessity of prayer into question, highlighting that we are saved by Christ without any interference on our part.

But regardless of its known importance and the instruction we have received, perhaps the only confident statement most of us would make about prayer is that we don’t feel like we pray well or often enough.   My hope is that today we begin to remedy this.

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Collisions 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13)


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