Breathe deeply and consider the ways in which you saw hope in the world today.
Pray: ''For I know well the plans I have in mind for you-oracle of the LORD-plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.''
Breathe deeply and consider the ways in which you bring hope to the world.
The first and chief benefit that this dry and dark night of contemplation causes is the knowledge of self and of one's own misery.
St. John of the Cross
Although painful and challenging, this “dry and dark night…” benefits us with a greater self-knowledge and an awareness of our need for God. In your prayer today, ask for the grace of courage as you enter this purifying experience.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?