June 18, 2020

My reflection today is from Living Faith:

“Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:8.

If this gospel verse is true, it begs the questions: Why ask God for anything? If the Lord already knows our needs, why should we bother to pray?

Many of us approach God in prayer with a list of wishes. We know that God doesn’t always give us what we ask for, but if we trust that God knows our needs, then we can learn a great deal by what he actually does give us. We might ask God to spare us from difficult people and find that he increases our compassion for them instead. We might ask God to solve our problems and find that he renews our strength to face them.

So, why do we pray? Maybe it’s an opportunity to let God show us what our needs are. Maybe prayer allows us to accept with gratitude and humility whatever help God sees fit to give.

Father, you know what I need. Please show me.” Karla Manternach

When Jesus taught us and the disciples to pray he concluded they are father with thy will be done. I don’t know about you but sometimes I almost want to omit that part feeling that I know what is needed.
Our loving and faithful God is constantly teaching us, we just need to keep our eyes open.?