Reflection 4 

Text (Gospel Story) Luke 11:1-13

Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his disciples.” Jesus said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.”

Sharing the Mission

What a rich word, “Father.” When you say “father,” you think of one who provides, and the great provider for us all is God: “Our Father, Who is in heaven.” We can see many things wrong with the world, but it is good to think of what is right in the world. Who made the sun to rise this morning? Who gives us the fruits of the ea rth and the rains to soften the soil? Who feeds the birds of the air and clothes the lilies of the field? God, our Father. We could continue making a long list of the good and beautiful t hings we can see with our eyes or hear with our ears in this world of ours, and all of th em have come from God: Our Father, Who is in heaven. Who told us all this? Jesus Christ. There are people who say that the most important truth that Jesus has taught us in the G ospels is that we have a Father in heaven and He is God.

Discussion 

How have you found in your life that indeed God is your “Father ?”

Prayer

(Leader) With longing hearts we pray,

(Together) God our Father, hear our prayer.

(Leader) For those afflicted in body and spirit,

(Together) God our Father, hear our prayer.

(Leader) For those searching for a place to call home,

(Together) God our Father, hear our prayer.

(Leader) For those seeking for a God to believe and trust in,

(Together) God our Father, hear our prayer. Amen