Begin with simple awareness that you are, that you exist, here and now.
Sense your own being, and rest in it.
As you become fully aware of your being, realize that God is your being.
Breathe in and out slowly and deeply three times and rest in the awareness of his being, your shared being.
“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 .