Tuesday of the Twenty Third Week in Ordinary Time

1Cor. 6:1-11 | Ps. 149:1b-6, 9 | Lk. 6:12-19

We see Jesus going off to a place to be by Himself in prayer.  Jesus knew how important it was for Him to be in communion with His Father.  Jesus knew that it was important for Him to have time to be by himself to continue his ministry.  Jesus also spent time in prayer before He did anything of great importance.  Thus, He went to the mountain to pray for guidance in choosing the twelve apostles.  This was of great importance.  Coming down after prayer, He chooses the twelve.  He is also joined by a great crowd of people.  He was able to cure them from all kinds of diseases.  The prayer time gave Him the strength to be able to do so.

What is your practice of prayer?  Do you pray every day?  Do you take extra time for prayer when you have something important to do?  Perhaps today would be a good day to spend some time with Jesus in prayer.  Imagine Jesus on the mountaintop praying with His Father.  Ask Jesus to show you how to pray and to be still so that God can comfort you.  Maybe today is a good day to begin a routine of prayer for five, ten minutes or more.

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