Saturday, January 28, 2012
Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer
Please read the words of Jesus from the Gospel of St. Matthew 6:5-15.
“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
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 forgive our debtors;
and do not subject us to the final test,
but deliver us from the evil one.
If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.“
(Below you will find the message of Our Blessed Mother given to Father Melvin. Our Lady spoke to him these words:)
“I bless you, My son Melvin and all My sons and daughters living in the world today. I am praying for all of you at all times and I wish that you too would pray daily for the world that peace may continue to reign and that the majority of the people will be converted and will follow My Son, Jesus. Conversion means that a person has come to believe in My Son, Jesus, and now prays regularly every day and goes to church every Sunday and takes part in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. You hear, Melvin, every day of people who are converted and start going to church with great faith and love. Some have been away from the church for many years but all of a sudden they received this special grace from My Son and they follow Him. I want all of you to have great faith and to be great examples of people of faith. May the Lord bless you all.”