Readings: Isaiah 55:10-11, Matthew 6:7-13
[My word] shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.
Jesus said to his disciples: “This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name…”
God’s word is an effective word. What God says, is. In the beginning, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Jesus told the leper, “Be made clean,” and the paralytic, “Your sins are forgiven,” and so they were. At the Last Supper, Jesus said, “This is my body,” and it became so.
When we pray the Our Father we are asking for what the Father already desires for us using the very words of Jesus. Therefore, let us pray the Our Father with confidence, knowing we are praying the Father’s loving will and the Son’s effective word.