Today's Gospel in Art - Lord, teach us to pray

  • Patrick van der Vorst

The Power of Prayer, Children of Mary Sisters, by David Meuller, 2018 © David Mueller fine Art

The Power of Prayer, Children of Mary Sisters, by David Meuller, 2018 © David Mueller fine Art

Gospel of 9th October 2019 - Luke 11:1-4

Once Jesus was in a certain place praying, and when he had finished, one of his disciples said, 'Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.'

He said to them, 'Say this when you pray:

'"Father, may your name be held holy,

your kingdom come;

give us each day our daily bread,

and forgive us our sins,

for we ourselves forgive each one who is in debt to us.

And do not put us to the test."'

Reflection on the Painting

On Christmas morning 2018, the Children of Mary sisters visiting the cathedral in Cincinnati got a surprise as they walked in the door: a painting of themselves at prayer was hung in the narthex. They absolutely loved it and were very moved. The artist David Mueller when being interviewed about the painting said: "Two years ago in March, I will have finished treatment for cancer in my neck. For five months, I had all kinds of people praying for me. Every time they would tie me down for radiation, five days a week for seven weeks, I would say, 'Let it be in God's hands.'.... To read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/198


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