Day One: Joan of Arc
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.
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