Exodus 17:8-13 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2 Luke 18:1-8
In the first reading, Moses holds high the staff of God as Joshua triumphs over Amalek’s army. In the second reading, Scripture is identified as a major source for learning to live righteously and to walk in the ways of the Lord. The Gospel includes the parable of the relentless widow, who is taken care of because of her perseverance.
Prayer helps us live in greater unity with God. Prayer helps deepen our awareness of God’s pre- sence, power and love. Prayer is our response to God, acknowledging dependence, gratitude and praise. Through prayer, we can grow in our understanding of our faith, receive strength to over-
come evil, and be guided on the path of salvation.