Sunday, November 10, 2019

Spiritual Exercise of the Week. . .

. . .of 10 Nov 2019
32nd Sunday of the Year (C)

I pause each day for 15 minutes.
  • rest in our triune God.

  • I speak to the Divine persons, or I say nothing.

The King of the world will raise us up to live again forever!
(first reading)

I in justice shall behold your face, God;
on waking I shall be content in your presence!

May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God
and to the endurance of Christ!
(second reading)

Jesus: "God is not God of the dead, but of the living,
for to God all are alive.”

I give myself to my spiritual exercise:
I ask for grace to live more attuned to the Spirit to help me walk with the endurance of Christ

  • I ask Mary and my patron saintto present me to Jesus

  • I open my heart to Jesus and chat with him:
  1. praise Jesus for dying and rising for me
  2. I thank him for the everlasting encouragement he offers me by Holy Spirit to make him present by how I live

  • I entrust myself to Jesus and ask for grace to live more attuned to the Spirit to help me walk with the endurance of Christ

  • I close saying slowly the Lord's Prayer. Christian endurance allows me to make alive his words, on earth as it is in heaven

Aware of my feelings and emotions which surfaced as I conversed with Jesus:
  • After my prayer, I jot down my reactions; the way Jesus was toward me; what I have noticed; and I look forward to tomorrow.

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A Note on Jotting My Prayer Reactions
  1. I do not force myself to write.
  2. I do not force a certain style of writing. (Some people keep diaries; longer entries come easily or naturally. Others write a word or a phrase; a summary is all they need.)
  3. I keep at hand the kind of prayer-record (diary; loose-leaf binder; 3x5 spiral pad; computer; smartphone) which is most conducive for me.
  4. I date each entry.
  5. Periodically--after a week; after a month; after a liturgical season, for example--I review my jottings. They form a record of both my praying, and more importantly, the Trinity's graces given me.