_“And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him."(Matthew 6:7-8)_

_*Prayer is something we are encouraged to do during this season of lent and infact everyday of our life here on earth. This is true, because it helps us to draw closer to God and dialogue with Him. In prayer we recognise His greatness and also ask Him for our needs.*_

_Prayer is necessary for us to overcome our challenges in this life, because he who can pray well is very much in the position to win the battles before him. However, if our prayers will become effective we must pray as Jesus taught His disciples._

_*The pattern of the Christian prayer that Jesus taught His disciples is the best and perfect prayer and if we can learn to pray in that way, we will definitely receive answers and blessings from the Lord.*_

_It is a prayer that contains praise and honor to God and in calling upon His kingdom to come, we invite the Blessed Trinity into our world and also take our world to the Trinity. We must give Him praise for He is supreme and the greatest. In this prayer we make our petitions known to Him. We submit our will to Him and let Him do with us whatever He wills. God provides for us our daily bread, He forgives our sins and also helps us to overcome temptation._

_*In order for our prayers to be answered we must always make sure that we do not pray with evil in our heart. If you have something against anybody by way of hatred, bitterness and grudges, try to settle it and forgive the person before you begin to pray, so that your prayers will be answered.*_

_Our God can do all things and His words which He has spoken cannot return back to Him empty, but must accomplish its task. He knows what we need even before we ask, but He expects us to present it to Him, believing that He will help us. Therefore, improve in your prayer life. Pray at all times with faith and trust and let the fruits of your prayer be seen in the love you show to others. Tell the Lord about your troubles, sickness, pain, worries and anxieties in prayers and He will come to your aid and help you. Pray always for it is necessary for your breakthrough in life._

_*Good morning dearest one. Smile😊as you do your work and do have a magnificent day. May Jesus give you the grace to pray well and may your prayers be acceptable before Him. Amen. And may the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.*_

*Meditation:* Isaiah 55:10-11/Psalm 34:4-7,16-19/Matthew 6:7-15

*Watch-Word:* If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

*Do not bear grudges in your heart when you pray so that your prayers will be answrred.*

(Tuesday of the first week of lent. Cycle B)