2016 Lent Reflection-Week 1


Thursday 18 February 2016

Lent provide us with an opportunity to grow in our relationship with God. It allows us to open our hearts and cultivate that peaceful inner silence and allows us to take the time to fully understand the word of the Lord as he speaks to us every day. So as the Psalm 138: 1 says: I will give thanks to you, O Lord with all my Heart for you have heard the words of my mouth; in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise…

Let us take this time and be present to the Lord and listen to his response to daily requests, for God hears all our prayers and he answers them as well. It is not always what we expect, but it is what we need. So reflecting today on the Gospel of Matthew 7: 7-12 that begins with the words: “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you…” highlights that God is omnipresent and that he is always attentive to our needs. In this Year of Mercy let us just take out some time and reflect on the moments we experienced God’s presence in the responses to our requests. Let us turn away from that which keeps us from getting closer to God. Let us see that God is with and in us every day. So let us live more intensely this Jubilee Year, as it is a privilege to be able to celebrate and experience “God’s Mercy” for He is always a merciful God and loving Father.

Prayer for today:

Loving Father we acknowledge your merciful forgiveness at this time. May our hearts and minds be open to your love and responses in our daily lives. Help us to see your presence in our daily lives as we walk through the streets and the malls. Thank you Lord for listening to our cries and pleadings and attending to them. Through Christ our Lord