"Be Still and know that I am God" 

- Psalm 46:10

 

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– For the greater glory of God

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Friday
Apr262019

Daily Meditation – Rummaging for God

In May 1994, America magazine published an article by Fr. Dennis Hamm, S.J, a Jesuit priest and theologian at Creighton University . The article was titled – Rummaging for God: Praying Backward Through Your Day. In the article, Fr. Hamm gives insight into the scripture “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts” (Ps.95). He goes on to state that this scripture “implies that the divine voice must somehow be accessible in our daily experience, for we are creatures who live one day at a time.” How so? Well, he gives a visual of rummaging through drawer full of stuff to find something. It is through this image that he describes a process for finding God in the midst of a busy day. This process is based on the daily examination of consciousness. To do so, Fr. Hamm provides the following format:

1. Pray for light or illumination as to how the Spirit of God is leading us.

2. Review the day in thanksgiving with gratitude being our whole foundation with God.

3. Review the feelings that surface in the replay of the day.

4. Choose one of those feelings (positive or negative) and pray from it.

5. Look toward tomorrow.

He also gives a mnemonic for recalling the five points: LT3F (light, thanks, feelings, focus, future).

- The above is a condensed summary of the full article. Please see the full article for further insight and application.

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Thursday
Apr252019

Daily Meditation - Fervent Prayer

"The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful. Elijah was a human being like us; yet he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain upon the land. Then he prayed again, and the sky gave rain and the earth produced its fruit." 

- James 5: 16-18

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Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God

Wednesday
Apr242019

Daily Meditation - Temptation

"Resist the beginning" - If something is coming between you and God, ask God to take it.

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Tuesday
Apr232019

Daily Meditation – Become an instrument of peace

[Consider the following prayer from St. Francis. Read the full prayer and then just meditate on the first line]

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive,
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

Amen.

- Saint Francis of Assisi

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Monday
Apr222019

Daily Meditation - Finding God & Falling in Love

“Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in a love in a quite absolute, final wayWhat you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.”

- Pedro Arrupe S.J.

 

 

Be Still | Read | Contemplate It | Listen | Dialogue | Close With Praise and Thanks

Daily Catholic Meditations For Faith, Listening, and Peace (www.SilentInsight.com)

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam – For the greater glory of God