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Today’s Gospel
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Tuesday of the First Week of Lent

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Gospel text (Mt 6:7-15): "This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

This is how you are to pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today Jesus teaches us to pray as He prays: lifting our hearts to our God and Father. How good Jesus is! with the “Our father” he introduces us into His own prayer. We Christians know that we are children of God and as a consequence we address our petitions to the Father in full confidence.

-«Our Father»: He is the Father of Jesus, also your Father and Father of us all.