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Daily Prayer - 2012-12-12

Presence

"Be still and know that I am God."
Lord, Your words lead us to the
calmness and greatness of Your Presence.

Freedom

Dear Lord, instil in my heart
the desire to know and love you more.
May I respond to your will for my life.

Consciousness

In God's loving presence I unwind the past day,
starting from now and looking back, moment by moment.
I gather in all the goodness and light, in gratitude.
I attend to the shadows and what they say to me,
seeking healing, courage, forgiveness.

The Word of God

Matthew 11:28-30

Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Some thoughts on today's scripture

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  • I seek quiet in my heart so that I can listen to Jesus' invitation to lay all my heavy burdens at his feet, and so find rest. Then I bring myself to respond, by accepting this invitation, going to him and taking my burdens one by one, becoming aware of my need to find rest.
  • I ask him to make my heart like unto his, gentle and humble. I thank God for the gentleness and humility I notice in my heart, and ask for more, as I pray for the grace to be like Jesus in all my relationships, both in those that are easy and in the difficult ones.

Conversation

What is stirring in me as I pray?
Am I consoled, troubled, left cold?
I imagine Jesus himself standing or sitting at my side and share my feelings with him.

Conclusion

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
As it was in the beginning,
is now and ever shall be,
world without end.

Amen

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