Tuesday 24 October 2017
St Anthony Claret.
Romans 5:12, 15, 17-21. Psalm 39(40):7-10, 17. Luke 12:35-38.
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will — Psalm 39(40):7-10, 17.
‘Have your lamps lit and be ready to open the door.’
Do I watch for you each day, my God, knowing not when I shall find you, but being ever ready to respond? You come in so many varied ways, always seeking me out. I need to prepare my heart to receive you. Let me see your face, in what I so often feel are the interruptions to my life. Perhaps you will come as a neighbour who needs my help, a friend who needs a listening ear, a family member who needs comfort or cheering.
Part of watching for you is the time I spend in prayer. Grant me perseverance in my prayer life, so that I will not be easily put off from spending time with you. In fact, may I find more moments each day to talk to you or hear you.