Thursday in the Twenty-Ninth Week of Ordinary Time
I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and earth is named... (Ephesians 3:14-15)
Father, prayer of adoration is meant to ground us in such a manner that our first and primary attitude is of acknowledging we are a creature before our Creator. In Jesus Christ our adoration has been deepened to include the knowledge that we are God's children, and rightly pray to Him as our Father.
What is our family name? It is the name of Christ; so we, like early followers of the Way of Jesus in Antioch, rightly claim the name "Christian" (Acts 11:26). May my prayer of adoration be rooted in humility before You, our creator, and informed by the humility of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, our Messiah, that we, through, with and in Him, are indeed children of God. Allow me to rest in the wonder that invites, commands and allows me to call You, Father.
Saint John of Capistrano, pray for us.