Welcoming the Holy

Here we invite you to take time for yourself in personal prayer. The following spiritual reflection offers words and images which we hope will evoke for you an experience of God. 


 

Opening Prayer

Be still….and know that I am God.
 
Take a minute to catch your breath. Nestle into God’s loving embrace and just enjoy God’s place in your life. Being aware of God’s presence is an invitation from God and God’s enjoying your response.  
 

Readings 

 From the Gospel of the Day:  John 9: 1-41 “They said, “How did your eyes get opened?”
 
“A man named Jesus made a paste and rubbed it on my eyes and told me, “Go to Siloam and wash.” I did what he said. When I washed I saw.” John 9:10-11
 
They marched the man to the Pharisees. This day when Jesus made the paste and healed his blindness was the Sabbath. Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, “He put mud on my eyes. Then I washed and now I see.” John 9:13-15      
 

 

Reflection

 (The bulk of your time with this powerful prayer may be in reflecting on these questions)

 

  •  When are my eyes “blinded”?
  •  When do I need new vision to see people, things with new perpective?
  •  How does Jesus “wash” my eyes periodically?
  •  As in today’s psalm, do I really trust that the Lord is my shepherd and that I have everything I need?

 

 
 
 

Closing Prayer

God, our Father and Mother, By raising Christ your Son you conquered the power of death and opened for us the way to eternal life. Let our celebration of Easter and our daily experience of Easter raise us up and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.
 

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