40 Days of Reflection - Friday After Ash Wednesday ~ My Dailies

Friday, February 15, 2013

40 Days of Reflection - Friday After Ash Wednesday


"And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you. And whenever you fast, do not look dismal, like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces so as to show others that they are fasting. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that your fasting may be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." (Matthew 6:5-6,16-18)
  
Times change, how we live out our religion now is very different from how they did before. Whilst people from Jesus’ time had been very vocal and showy, we have become secretive, reserved and quiet.

So maybe, this Lenten season, we could make a little difference by encouraging, reminding and motivating people to fast, to abstain and to pray whenever we can.   

Let us be active about it so we can help strengthen each other with our faith.

While browsing the net, thinking of my concerns – yes, the me, myself and I issues,  I chanced upon this website called Our Catholic Prayers  and was stunned to read prayers and petitions of other people.

It was an eye opener for me.

It is true; the grass isn’t greener on the other side of the fence. It is just a perception. In reality, it is not.


Today: Let us PRAY FOR EACH OTHER. 

“Pray for one another, that you may be healed” (James 5:16)

NAMASTE.

1 comment:

  1. Amen. very inspiring post! As the Scripture says "Pray without ceasing'

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