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Liturgical day: Thursday 11th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Mt 6,7-15): Jesus said to his disciples, «When you pray, do not use a lot of words, as the pagans do, for they hold that the more they say, the more chance they have of being heard». Jesus said to his disciples, «When you pray, do not use a lot of words, as the pagans do, for they hold that the more they say, the more chance they have of being heard. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need, even before you ask him.

»This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, holy be your name, your kingdom come and your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts just as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us. Do not bring us to the test but deliver us from the evil one’. If you forgive others their wrongs, your Father in heaven will also forgive yours. If you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive you either».

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today Jesus teaches us to pray. It is easy! It is not about making great speeches to impress God. The only ones who impress God are the humble, the little ones... Jesus came to earth little and humble, without making a noise! (it is the style of God). Talking to God is simple. Jesus invites us to talk to the Father as He does: from Son to Father. "Our father who art in Heaven…"

"Speak to Him with your heart, like you do to your parents ..."