Day 36 – Tuesday, April 15

Almighty God, the onslaught of voices calling to me from every billboard and every media source beg for my allegiance and my affections. Give me strength for this daily struggle to love you with all my heart, mind, and strength, and to love others even as I love myself. If I can manage the tension…

Day 35 – Monday, April 14

Almighty Father, I am grateful for your Son, who’s every word and every action revealed to us the truth of who you are. Help us, the Church, to understand the profound dignity of our own identity, the Bride of Christ. Help us, in the face of many temptations, to maintain our purity and to remember…

A Word in Season – April 13, 2014

I AM PRAY: Almighty Father, I believe that by your power you raised Christ, my savior from the dead. And I believe that it is the same power that has brought me from death to life. Teach me how to live in you, just like I believe in you. Amen. READ: John 11 I Am…

Sunday, April 13

Sundays are not included in the Lent calendar of 40 days. This is because Sundays are days of celebration, “mini-Easters” so to speak. We should pray, of course, but we are celebrating the Resurrection, so no penitence or fasting should be done on this day. That’s why if you count all the days between Ash…

Day 34 – Saturday, April 12

Heavenly Father, as we prepare to enter the most holy week, I pray for eyes to see the immense value of Your Son’s gift to us. Tune my spirit to Yours so that I don’t miss a thing. Even if the sensation brings sorrow, and even if I have to struggle with my own participation…

Day 33 – Friday, April 11

Dearest Jesus, how many times have I been deceived by appearances? Trying to imagine the thoughts of the eyewitnesses to the cross, I can only guess they felt disgust, and maybe sorrow, but mostly pity for you, dying there before their eyes. Little did they know that they had just witnessed the moment of Your…

Day 32 – Thursday, April 10

Father, today I want to take a few minutes just to praise You. Thank You for everything You have done for me. I pray that I would treat today as an opportunity to simply worship You for who You are and for all that You have done in my life. Help me to look for…

Day 31 – Wednesday, April 9

Father, throughout scripture, you are the perfect image of love. Although it is really difficult sometimes, help me today to love others. Fill my heart with forgiveness. Help me to see each and every person I come into contact with as you see them-a child of God. I am so desperate for a Savior. Thank…

Day 30 – Tuesday, April 8

Dear Father, some days it seems like the burdens are too great to bear. I hear the heartbreak behind a friend’s words, and I shift the weight of my own problems so that I can carry theirs too – all the while forgetting that you want to carry them all. Help me to remember that…

Day 29 – Monday, April 7

Father, have Your way in my life. I have no clue what tomorrow holds, but I know that no matter what comes, nothing is a surprise to You. I pray that in the midst of unknown, You would teach me contentment and joy. Whether I am in a season of waiting, or a season of…