The Bible speaks often of prayer, that intimate communion and conversation with God. Our readings for this Sunday present, if I can put it this way, the rules of prayer. First, we must pray with faith and confidence; secondly, our prayer must be accompanied by forgiveness; thirdly, we must pray with persistence, and finally, we must pray in the name of Jesus the Lord. Why does our prayer not “work?” Perhaps it’s because we are not following the rules.
The Ways of Prayer
Cycle COrdinary TimeWeek 17
by Bishop Robert BarronJuly 25, 2004
- Announcing the New Word on Fire Institute Journal, “Evangelization & Culture”!
- Living Within a Formed Catholic Conscience Is Not for Wimps
- Bishop Barron on George Will’s “The Conservative Sensibility”
- “The Rapper in Black”: Why NF Is Taking the Music World by Storm
- The Narrow Gate
- How Religion Supports Science, But Atheism Doesn’t
- New Course Featuring Leah Libresco Sargeant! “Christian Community as Leaven for the World”
- Five Rules for Theology Teachers
- Do Not Be Afraid: Use Your Catholic Imagination
- What I Learned a Half-Mile Under the Earth
- Fate of the Prophet
- Is Christianity a Religion or a Relationship?
- Spiritual Deafness
- Benedicta a Cruce
- Bishop Barron on “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
- The Quality of Evangelism and Preaching Does Not Depend Upon a Pulpit