Lent 2020 – Day 7

In the first reading today God speaks of the power of His Word: “It shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” The Gospel reminds us of the efficacy of filial prayer. And here I fondly remember my father reassuring me that God knows what we think even if we don’t express it, and gives us what we want precisely when we need it: “… your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” I’ve also believed ever since that Jesus gave us the Our Father just to convince us to not hanker after the “right word”.