“When the poor one called out, the LORD heard, and from all his distress he saved him.” (Psalm 34:7)
There are days where a priest is inundated with prayers requests. Days that everyone brings to me for prayer people that are sick, people that are distressed, people that just need to feel the hand of God at work in their lives. So today’s responsorial psalm is very fitting. He listens to us. He delivers us. He rescues us! The words of Jesus in the gospel as he teaches us the “Our Father” are also very comforting especially in times of distress: “Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” (Matthew 6:8) Trust in the Lord, and he will deliver you from all distress.