Sunday, July 24, 2022
The readings for Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year C encourage us to pray and ask God for good things. In the first reading (Genesis 18:20-32) Abraham asks God to spare the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. The psalm (Psalm 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8) sings “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.” In the second reading (Colossians 2:12-14) Paul reminds us that we have been set free and forgiven in Christ Jesus. In the gospel (Luke 11:1-13) Jesus teaches his disciples the Our Father and encourages them to be persistent in prayer.
So prayer is clearly the theme for this Sunday. Explore a new type of prayer. Here are some ideas: