On the Lord’s Side?

"Lord, teach us to pray"

Luke 11:1
Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138:1-3,6-8; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13

The great scientist, Isaac Newton, was a man rooted in prayer, which is to say, rooted in God. He once said:

“I can take my telescope and look millions and millions of miles into space. But I can set it aside and go into my room, shut the door, get down on my knees and see more of heaven and get closer to God than I can be assisted by all the telescopes and material things on earth.”

Jesus Christ has been given to us as the ultimate, supreme sign that God is with us always. Jesus is with us here. Jesus is with us now. Jesus is in our midst. He is just that close to us. And if we’re not feeling it, it’s a sure sign that we need to rearrange our priorities and set aside time for solitude, time for silence — time for prayer — time to listen for the Voice of God.

In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus is…

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