Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

October 11, 2023

Daily Mass Readings for Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

Cycle 1 is used in odd numbered years and Cycle 2 is used in even numbered years. The gospel is the same for both years. 2023 is Cycle 1. 2024 is Cycle 2.

  • First Reading (Cycle 1) – Jonah 4:1-11: “Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry that God did not carry out the evil he threatened against Nineveh.”
  • First Reading (Cycle 2) – Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14: “And when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face because he clearly was wrong.”
  • Responsorial Psalm (Cycle 1) – Psalm 86: “Lord, you are merciful and gracious.”
  • Responsorial Psalm (Cycle 2) – Psalm 117: “Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News.”
  • Gospel Luke 11:1-4: “Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.’”

Thoughts

In today’s gospel, the disciples say to Jesus, “Teach us to pray.” The response is a different version of the Our Father than the more familiar version we hear in the gospel of Matthew, but it still includes the familiar elements.

Jesus tells me to honor the Father, work for His kingdom, and trust in Him to meet my needs. I need God’s mercy and I need to be merciful to others. Finally I am reminded that I am dependent on Him for salvation.

Prayer

Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test. Amen.

Homilies and Reflections for Wednesday of the 27th Week in Ordinary Time

Sacred Space: Go Beyond Reciting the Our Father

From Sacred Space. “‘Lord teach us to pray’. This simple request of the disciples led Jesus to give us the ‘Our Father’ prayer. Yet we cannot be content with just reciting the words.” Continue reading.

Word on Fire: Abba Father, Bring us Jesus

From Bishop Robert Barron. “The Our Father, the Lord’s Prayer, is a request for Christ. As we examine this most famous prayer line by line, we see it’s all about Jesus. That He might come and have communion with us is precisely what we hope for when we cry out to ‘our Abba who art in heaven’.”

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