25 July 2010

Praying honestly

17th Sunday - Season of the Year. Luke 11:1-13 - Lord teach us to pray.

If we are honest, I suspect that most of us would admit that we are not very good at praying, or at least that our prayer life is not nearly as good as it should be. So what do today's reading have to offer in answer to the question that the disciples put to Jesus?

What can we learn from the way that Abraham bargains with God - and how does that compare with the way that Noah responded in a similar situation - being told that the Lord was going to destroy not just a city but the whole world because the 'sons of men' had lost the plot so badly...

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Recorded at St John Vianney (8.30am, 7'54")