Daily Gospel Reflection for March 3, 2020

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Reflection by Abby Watts

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 6:7-15

Every night before I tuck my sons in, we say our litany of prayers. The current run-down is “Now I lay me down to sleep…,” plus “God bless mommy, daddy,” etc. Then we say what we are thankful for and who we are praying for and we close with a prayer for protection to our Guardian Angels. At one point we included an Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be, but I noticed that my ambition for prayer time did NOT match my sons’ attention span. There was a lot of rolling around on the floor and grabbing stuffed animals. One trick I picked up from their kindergarten teacher was to ask them, “Are you giving Jesus your best?”

In my children’s lives and in my own prayer life, I never want prayer to be seen as something on a check list. But I have to ask myself if I hold my prayer time to the same standard as my kids’. If the answer is no, it’s time to do some tweaking.

Ponder:

When you are praying, are you giving Jesus your best?

Pray:

Lord, show me what changes I can make to my time spent with You, so it can be more fruitful and lead me into a deeper love for You.


Copyright 2020 Abby Watts

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