(Originally written for Church bulletin)
In our Gospel for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus tells us “Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night?” What is this calling out that Jesus is telling us to do? The answer is prayer.
We communicate with God through prayer. When there is communication between two beings, a conversation is taking place. When we pray, we are conversing with God. Conversation is how we grow in knowledge; it is how we learn about others and it is how we fall in love. These are all the things Jesus desires us to do with his Father. Honest prayer will keep us grounded in humility as we acknowledge our weaknesses. Prayer will build us up in faith as we allow God to work through us in our humility. God is waiting to hear you call out to him through daily prayer. You will be blessed with many graces when He answers your call for conversation.