Even better, it kept raining for hours. I had to pay more attention to driving than I'm comfortable with: but we need the rain.
The Lord's PrayerI thought of writing about the Lord's Prayer for today's post. (Luke 11:1-4; Matthew 6:9-13)
Books could be written about the seven petitions: and have been.
I'll just point out that "your kingdom come, 7 your will be done, on earth as in heaven" puts the focus on what God does, not what we want. (Matthew 6:10)
We're still supposed to as for our "daily bread," though. (Matthew 6:11)
Looks like it's okay to ask for what we need. And as I said: we needed that rain.
There's more to the Lord's prayer than bread, of course. (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2759-2760, 2761-2776, 2777-2802, 2803-2854)
Rain, St. Cyprian, and Feeling FatiguedGetting back to yesterday's much-needed rain, there's probably something terribly profound to say about it raining on the just and the unjust. (Matthew 5:45)
I'll link to something St. Cyprian said, a bit about prayer from the Catechism, and leave it at that. Yesterday was a very big day, and I'm pooped.
- "The Lord’s Prayer"
(St. Cyprian, Treatises: The Lord’s Prayer, 14 – 17.)
- "Praying for Peace in Syria"
(September 6, 2013)
- "Prayer: Expressing an Inner Desire to Receive Help"
(July 28, 2013)
- "An Unusually Quick Response to 'Defend Us In Battle' "
(July 17, 2013)
- "Prayer! Meditation! Science!"
(May 3, 2013)
- "Prayer, Technology, and Looking Ahead"
(February 24, 2013)