Jesus Prays in Solitude

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MY daily reflection and prayer: Friday; September 26, 2014:

Here is the Gospel for us today, according to St. Luke 9:18-22.

Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, ‘One of the ancient prophets has arisen.’” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”

Peter said in reply, “The Christ of God.” He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone.

He said, “The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

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I’m impressed with this: Jesus was praying in solitude. So, if you ask me, “Who is Jesus for you?”, this my answer, “He is the best prayer!” He prays in the morning, in the midday, and in the night. Even we read in the Gospel, He is all night in prayer to God (see Luke 6:12).

Jesus is the Anointed One. He is consecrated by the Father and sent into the world to redeem a fallen human race enslaved to sin and cut off from eternal life with God. We pray together with Him to the Father, as His disciples.

By Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, we share in Jesus prayer in solitude. We want to share in the victory of the Lord Jesus in His prayer in solitude. May the Holy Spirit gives each of us the strength we need to pray well. May He gives us faith to pray with the Lord Jesus personally as our Redeemer.

Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, teach us to pray as You pray in solitude. We believe that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. Take our lives that we may be wholly yours now and forever. Amen.

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