Week Four: April 20 - 24

Day One: Joan of Arc

Click here to listen to the song, “Joan of Arc.” 
 
Saint Joan found God in her imagination. Our imagination is creative and reflects our Creator, while our conscience, residing at the core of our thought and affect, holds the will of Christ and mind of the Holy Spirit. Joan followed God’s voice to guide her actions and decisions. As bride of Christ, she was willing to sacrifice and suffer for His glory. In what ways does God “speak” to you in your imagination and conscience?
 
 
 
Day Two: Suscipe

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,
my memory, my understanding,
and my entire will,
All I have and call my own.
You have given all to me.
To you, Lord, I return it.
Everything is yours; do with it what you will.
Give me only your love and your grace,
that is enough for me.

 

Day Three: Three Minutes

Pray this “Three Minute Prayer” today. In the first minute, talk and listen to the first person of the Trinity and offer the first prayer of the church: prayers of gratitude and praise. In the second minute, talk and listen to the second person of the Trinity and offer the second prayer: prayers of contrition and humble sorrow. In the third minute, talk and listen to the third person of the Trinity and offer the third prayer: prayers of petition and request. In this contemplative prayer time, try to listen to God twice as much as you talk to God.

 

Day Four: Pray

If you do not already have an in-home prayer-corner (prayer-center, prayer-chair…), pick out a place that will serve in that daily capacity. Some people have a kneeler/prie-dieu but most of us simply use a chair and table. The table might contain our prayer-sources (book, laptop, holy cards, etc.), and a pen/pad, if you journal. Place, posture, and procedure are important; you should choose a time of day when you tend to be most alert. In this screen shot, 92-year-old Karosie Ismert starts her day with spiritual, physical, and mental nourishment in a daily prayer routine in which she offers her day to The Lord.

 

Day Five:

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