17th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Ask, and it will be given to you.

The Word This Week

When we see the child in the sweet shop nagging and moaning at mum or dad for something, we probably don’t think of it as a model of our prayer lives! And yet, if we take the word of God seriously today, that is exactly what out faith teaches us to do! The message is persistence – never giving up, even if prayers do not seem to be answered. We shouldn’t ask why they are not answered on the spot (God’s probably got a reason), but should just continue beating on the door of heaven in faith and hope.

First Reading:   Genesis 18: 20-32

Responsorial Psalm: On the day I called, you answered me, O Lord

Second Reading: Colossians 2: 12-14

Gospel: Luke 11: 1-13

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