Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Radio
Small Christian
Communities
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 25, Issue 6


<< Saturday, November 14, 2009 >>
 
Wisdom 18:14-16; 19:6-9
View Readings
Psalm 105:2-3, 36-37, 42-43 Luke 18:1-8
Similar Reflections
 

TITHING PRAYER-TIME

 
Jesus "told them a parable on the necessity of praying always." —Luke 18:1
 

God, the "all-powerful word," wants to bound "from heaven's royal throne" into our land (Wis 18:15), but He's waiting for us to ask for His coming. He's waiting for us to pray — to pray always and not lose heart (Lk 18:1).

The Lord does not call us merely to pray more, but to pray always. We should schedule prayer to the point that, even when not formally at prayer, we will still keep praying always. For most people, this means devoting a "tithe" of our day to prayer, using whatever means of prayer that are possible according to one's vocation and state of life.

Jesus called it a necessity to pray always. He meant that without this constant prayer, necessary parts of God's work will not happen in our lives. For example, the Lord will not bound into our land to transform us, as He intends to do. Pope John Paul II teaches: "We feel not only the need but even a categorical imperative for great, intense and growing prayer by all the Church" (The Redeemer of Man, 22). "Never cease praying, render constant thanks; such is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" (1 Thes 5:17-18).

 
Prayer: Father, may I pray because my life depends on it.
Promise: "They ranged about like horses, and bounded about like lambs, praising You, O Lord! their Deliverer." —Wis 19:9
Praise: For many years, Roger has read the Bible aloud for blind people.
 
(For a related teaching, order our tape Pray for Revival on audio AV 56-1 or video V-56.)
 
 
Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from October 1, 2009 through November 30, 2009.
†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, June 3, 2009.
 
The Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") is a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free of doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 25, Issue 6
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Letter to Readers
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · XML / RSS Feed
  · eBook Edition
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Radio
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy