By prayer of petition we express awareness of our relationship with God. We are creatures who are not our own beginning, not the masters of adversity, not our own last end.Reflection: There are those who feel that prayers of petition are somehow selfish or lacking the fullness of devotion for God that praise and adoration express, and yet, petition is an important manifestation of our own sense of right relationship to God, our need for his help, and our faith in his love for us.
CCC No. 2629
Prayer: Lord, help us to value you above all the gifts you give us.
From: Day by Day with the Catechism (Catholic Book Publishing Corp., New York)