Look around you. Take the time to consider exactly where you are at this moment. Breathe deeply and meditate on the fact that God knows you, right now, wherever you are. God is with you at this moment and sees you and knows the desires of your heart.
Take a deep breath and allow God's desires to fill your heart.
Exhale, and let go of your worries and those things to which you have been clinging and which may have gotten in the way of your relationship with God today. Take two more deep breaths.
“How I love this new commandment since it gives me the assurance that Your will is to love in me all those You command me to love.!” (Story of a Soul, 221)
St. Therese of Lisieux
Following the teaching of Jesus in today’s gospel, Therese was challenged to live the ONE commandment of love of God and love of neighbor, convinced that it would bring her close to the Kingdom of God. Pray today to see where you need to be challenged by Jesus’ teaching.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?
Adapted with permission from A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. Thérèse of Lisieux .