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Looking More Closely at the Word
17th Sunday of Ordinary Time C
July 24, 2022
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al


• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Engaged

John Kavanaugh, SJ

Praying and Pleading

I ask for health, miracles, X-ray vision to find lost articles, and, intermittently, to be a better person.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

Mediterranean and American Prayer

Only in extreme cases do Americans turn to God regarding needs in the economy, health, space conquest, and so on. This is one reason why American believers sometimes find it difficult to pray.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

Venerable Bede

Let us ask God the Father for the grace of his Spirit to lead us along the path of that true faith which works through love.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Dennis
Hamm, SJ

Ask and You Shall Receive

The Father to whom we say “Give us each day our daily bread” will indeed do so. What's more, he will even give us the ultimate Gift, the Holy Spirit.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Prayer in the Bible is primarily not mystical experience but working with God in carrying out his purposes in salvation history.

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