In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches his disciples, and us, how to pray. He gives us the Lord’s prayer – the Our Father. This prayer is not only a litany of praise to God – “Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come – thy will be done.” It also presents to God what we want him to give us, “Give us this day our daily bread.”
Jesus does not promise that we will always get the things we ask for. But the Lord’s prayer asks us to trust God, and tell him what we want, over and over again. As long as we keep asking, the Lord promises that we will receive grace, pressed down, running over, and gently given, from the God who loves us.