Fr. Sanctus Mario
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Do These If God is Truly Our Father. Tuesday First Week of Lent


Breakfast with the Word Tuesday First Week of Lent

Matthew 6:7-15



Our Father is a prayer that almost every catholic knows how to pray. In every prayer of the church, there must be a time to say “our father”.

The gospel today shows us that this is not just a prayer but a way Jesus teaches us how to pray.


In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus teaches His apostles the need not to advertise their piety or prayerful life to attract unnecessary attention or to babble as the Pharisees do. 


He then says “you should pray like this”. Then comes “Our father”. Jesus’ first statement means a lot if we can fully understand that.


To teach His apostles how to pray, Jesus begins with the phrase “Our father”. This has a lot of messages to communicate with us.



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We have to know This.


One important message we have to know is that in every prayer we say, God is wholly involved. Hence, prayer is the communication between us and God. The use of the word “our” denotes possession. It is a word someone uses to indicate what belongs to him/her. 


This means that the prayer we say is also a recognition of what God means to us. We pray to God not necessarily because of what we are to gain or lose, but we pray to God as His children. 


“Father” here indicates that we come from Him. Using our earthly fathers as an analogy, we share the same bloodline with them and proceeds from them. To call God our Father is an affirmation that He is our Father. We share in His image and likeness. Therefore, we have to be taking Him as a Father.


Jesus’ use of “Our Father” means that there must be truly a close relationship between us and God. This relationship should be a relationship between Father and Son, or Father and daughter. When we understand this, we will not even find it difficult to communicate with God day and night. 



If God is the Father.




1. If God is then our father as we pray, we have to develop a strong faith that He sees us as His children. No father can abandon His child. So, God can never abandon us.

We have to be continually certain that we are protected in His hands. This reveals the importance of faith. Faith is like an oil when we pray.


This is because God does not fail in His promises. His promises for His children will always come to pass (Joshua 21:45). If God cannot fail, then why do we lose faith in Him as if the reason we only go to God is because of the gain? 



“Our Father” indicates that our relationship with God should not be conditioned by “if He works or not works”. The truth is that God allows things to happen to show His power and how He so much loves us. But we easily lose hope even before He could. He may allow a problem to come and even reign as if it will not stop, then He shows up when you least expect.



2. If God is our Father, we have to go in the presence of the Father always, persistently and every time. 

We should not treat prayers as if it is a burden. There should be this inner joy to approach the divine throne of the Father. Have you seen that we neglect God so much because we hardly have a single time for Him?



3. If God is our Father, and we know He is, we should treat Him with respect. So, we do not go in His presence and yet we are busy on social media. This is when we come in His presence and also busy chatting on the social media. This is not prayer. We do this because we see prayer as a waste of time, or something mechanical. When we do this, we show a lack of respect to God.

Also, we do not go to church only to make noise from the beginning to the end. 



Do we go in His presence because others are going, or do we go because we truly believe that we are in the presence of the Father? Therefore, If God is the Father, our prayers to Him must be done respectfully and with humility. We should not rush the prayers. 



4. To see God as a loving father is already an indication that He sees you as a loving Child. Hence, we have to be assured of His love despite how hard life seems to be. Our attitude should be that “Hardship will not tell me how to worship my God’. But today, we allow difficulties to dictate how our relationship with God will be.



5. If God is truly a loving Father to us, then we have to go to God with this full assurance that He will answer our prayers. Therefore, we do not have to go in the presence of God with an already defeated or negative mind. Also, we do not see God as one who is deaf and heart hardened. 



Some people will say; let me try God. Does it mean He is only an option in your life? As a father, we are supposed to let Him know everything that happens to us from the beginning. So, we should not treat God as an option, but as a Father He is.

Therefore, as our Father, He should know everything. He should know the beginning and the end. He should know when we began and when we stopped. We have to update Him often. Before, we do anything, He must be the first to know it. Let us stop treating God as an option.


If God is our father, we do not remember Him only when the situation becomes hard. He must be aware of all the plans that we make.


May God bless you and give us the grace to understand how close He is to us. May He never allow you to stumble. Amen.


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  1. Ibe Calista Chinenye says

    Amen 🙏🙏🙏

    1. MARY AKPAN says

      Thanks Fr Sanctus.Amen to all our prayers this solemn period in God be our guide..Amen

      1. Patty Buya says

        Oh God forgive me for treating you as an option and Empower me to believe.accepted and respected you as a Loveable Father

  2. Obinna says

    Thank you Fr.

  3. Chinyere Ezemelue says

    Our father in heaven, hold me closer to you. Amen

    1. Otokpa Elijah says

      Amen, Oh Lord, please help me to know and love you better.

  4. Eze, Blessing Chinasa says


    1. Stella Ekwemalor says

      Good morning Padre

    2. Cordelia Agudosi says


    3. Rosemary Ugonna Nwaguru says

      I thank you Lord for your Faithfulness to me.

  5. James Mailoushi says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr., to the glory of God

    1. Gosifunanyachukwu says

      A resounding Aman.
      My God listen to my suplication.

    2. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

      Amen thanks Padre

    3. Nancy chizoba says

      Amen 🙏

  6. Angela Madu says


    1. Goodluck Ekeocha. says

      Amen. Remain blessed, father.

    2. Munachimso onuoha says


  7. Otokpa Elijah says

    Oh Lord, please forgive my sins against You and grant me grace to place You first in all things (Amen)

    1. Justina Bartholomew says

      May God bless his word in our hearts through Christ our Lord 🙏🙏🙏

  8. Ada Ndubuisi says


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  12. Mrs Blessing Chilo says

    Thank you my loving father for all you do for my family and I. Never allow a moment pass me by without having recourse to you through Christ our Lord Amen

  13. Adichie Chizoba says

    Lord give me the grace to remember you in both difficult and happy moments of my life. Amen

  14. Ifeoma Ugwueze says


  15. Regina Mobu says

    Amen! Thank you father for this words of encouragement.

  16. Carmela U. Ekwem says

    Amen! & Amen! Thanks and God bless you too Fr.

  17. Stella Ekwemalor says


  18. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amennnoooo! Thank you Daddy.b I love you so my God. Pardon me for the way I have been disrespecting you Lord for I will learn from my mistake in Jesus mighty name Amen.

  19. Peter Anthony Dodoh says

    Lord make us to put our trust in you. And not to see our fellow man as God because he does miracles. Amen

  20. Mbama Christiana says

    Amen. Lord give me the grace to build a strong relationship with You.

  21. Michael Jones says


  22. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says

    Amen and Amen

  23. Dorothy Mary Iyinbor says

    Amen thanks Padre

  24. Chisom Egwudike says


  25. Chinwe Agwoile says

    Lord Jesus, You’ve taught me that Prayer is the inner engine that I need in order to keep going. You Yourself prayed at different occasions.
    My Father and my God, please accept my prayer of praise and adoration. I give You my agenda, my time and my heart. Let Your will, not mine, be done. Teach me how to pray. with utmost respect, devotion and trust. Tell me what to do, where to go, and how to speak. Help me to forgive all who have offended me. Amen! Thanks a million, Padre! O ga-adiririri gi na mma!

  26. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  27. Rosemary Umeze says

    Amen. Thank you Padré

  28. Okwuchi Juliet says


  29. Ibeawuchi Monica says


  30. Amara Beluonwu says

    Amen. Hold my strong so that I may never fall.

  31. Mrs Nora Nkoli Anabiri says


  32. Chinaza says

    God bless you father

  33. Ezeagu Anuli says

    Amen 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏

  34. Christian says


  35. Helen says

    Amen! Thank you Padre.


    AMEN 🙏
    Thank you Padre
    Remain Blessed 🌹🙏

  37. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr to the glory of God’s name, Amen

  38. Margaret Awum says

    Amen 🙏

  39. Yolanda Malebatsane says


  40. Boitumelo Malebatsane says

    Thank you father for the breakfast of the word that remind us that we must always confide to our in every instance in jesus name amen🙏

  41. Onyekonwu Johnmary Kenechukwu says

    I thank God for His Breakfast today. I pray that through His Grace, I will be able to see Him as a father and not as an option in everyday of my life and may I be able to create a more close relationship with Him through prayers……………. Amen 🙏🙏🙏

  42. Ani Chinonyelum Emmanuella says

    Amen, thanks Padre

  43. Nkoli Nora Anabiri says

    Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn and Amennnnnnn. Thanks Padre

  44. Blessing says

    Amen, may God almighty give us the grace to pray always

  45. Blessing Salifu says

    Amen 🙏 🙏 🙏

  46. Okonkwo onyinye says


  47. Regina Ajua Mobu says


  48. Umeze Rosemary says


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  50. Nwanesi Chikaodinaka Fidelia says

    My Father and God, have mercy on me and grant me the grave to live my life entirely for you and increase my faith in you that I won’t see you as an option through Christ our Lord, AMEN!

  51. Abachor Scholastica Ogeyi says

    Amen , Lord please keep us strengthen always .

  52. Bibiana Uche Unachukwu and family says

    Amen. With this I now know why I always forget night prayer though after praying all through the day. God please forgive me but keep reminding me,U know how to get my attention,use any means.

  53. Onyinyechi Emeka-Ude says

    Give me the grace to follow you all the days of my life and not to stumble Amen.

  54. Angela Ekere says


  55. Ojiogbu Chekwube says

    Lord, please help me to seek you at all times, even when it seems irrelevant… Amen

  56. Vivian Elochukwu says

    Amen and Amen oooooo

  57. Beatrice Solomon says


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  59. Amede Collinswest. says

    Amen. Thanks a lot Fr., May God continue to enrich you with His Divine wisdom and continue to order your footsteps towards His Divine will through Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

  60. Amede Collinswest. says

    Amede Collinswest New member. Day 6. DONE.

  61. Anidiobi Sylvia Ngozi says

    Thank you Jesus for making me your daughter 🕯🙏

  62. Oby Okpalaeke says

    Amen 🙏

  63. Onyekonwu Ngozi says

    Amen! Thank you Jesus.

  64. Mbama Christiana says

    Thank you Padre

  65. Dr Nick Onyia says


  66. Ndukwe Amanda says

    Amen Fr

  67. Nnametu chioma Michelle says

    Amen and Amen 🙏

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  70. Okeke Juliet Nneka says

    Amen 🙏.

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