Matthew brings us full circle Marked by repeating his description of Jesus' ministry. Jesus' astonishing teaching, his amazing deeds, his life-transforming call to discipleship. Yet people are "harassed and helpless" because of a profound failure of leaders, especially among the Temple Chief Priests. It's God's kingdom, his work, his harvest. Jesus calls us to pray/entreat, not because God doesn't know his work, but so that we begin to feel with his heart and work as Jesus works.