(Matt. 6:7-15) “Your Father knows what you need…” Today’s reading reminds us of the importance of prayer, especially during Lent. We need to find time from our busy schedules to spend time with God. We don’t have to be forced to use a certain type of prayer or feel that we have to be eloquent. God is very much aware of our needs. Prayer is the building block of our relationship to God. Just like two people who are courting want to spend as much time together to get to know each other, we should feel that way about our relationship to God. Prayer allows us to bring God into the center of our lives.