There are many important names we know throughout history, but only one has the greatest influence with God the Father … Jesus.
When we pray “through Christ our Lord,” we are praying in the stance, attitude, and spirit of Jesus, learning to want the sort of things that he wants for us. Let us not pray for selfish reasons, but for the good of others and our own eternal destiny.
God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we would like him to. His responses vary between, “Yes,” “Not now,” or “I have a better plan.” Talk with your family about how God’s different answers have affected your life.
Pray in the name of Jesus, my friends, and let him help shape your prayers. God bless you.
About Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C.
Father Willy Raymond, C.S.C. is President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. He entered Holy Cross Fathers in 1964. He earned a Bachelors in Philosophy from Stonehill College in 1967 and a Masters in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1971. In addition to English, Father Willy is conversant in French and Spanish. He's a native of Old Town, Maine and one of 12 children. He remains a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox, even though he has served as Chaplain for the Los Angeles Dodgers.