BEFORE YOU READ THE GOSPEL
1) Welcome the Lord with a Welcome Bible Prayer
Example – Lord you said ask and you shall receive , Seek and you shall find knock and the door will opened unto you I ask for help in my troubled life open new doors so that I can find a new way to live.
2) Read the Gospel reading Twice
3) Take 3 minutes in Silence (Meditate)
4) Find a verse that inspires you in the Gospel
5) Share the verse, with a friend or in private or in word , line or online and how it makes you feel
This is not a debate or a discussion it’s “Sharing” how we feel.
We all eat the same food but we are different and are inspired in many ways.
Example – The verse “You are in me and I am in you” fills my heart with comfort and Joy and helps me to realise I’m not alone even if I sometimes feel isolated.
6) Ask the Holy Spirit to help you put the verse you like into practice
7) Is someone sick that you could visit
Share a smile
Be a shoulder to cry on if you know someone in spiritual pain
8) End your meditation time with a Bible Prayer based on the Gospel.
I will post the Gospel reading each week and that will always be our primary weekly meditation.
“Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.”
“The greatest thing anyone can do for God and man is pray. It is not the only thing; but it is the chief thing. The great people of the earth today are the people who pray. I do not mean those who talk about prayer; not those who can explain about prayer; but I mean those people who take time and pray”
“Only when we can accept God as he is can we give up the desire for spiritual experiences that we can feel.”
“Where there is prayer, the fallen spirits have no power.”
Thaddeus of Vitovnica, Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica
“As long as we have unsolved problems, unfulfilled desires, and a mustard seed of faith, we have all we need for a vibrant prayer life.”
“All the trials we endure cannot be compared to these interior battles.”
Teresa of Ávila
“Time spent in prayer is never wasted.”
Francois de Fenelon
“Virtues are formed by prayer.
Prayer preserves temperance. Prayer suppresses anger. Prayer prevents emotions of pride and envy.
Prayer draws into the soul the Holy Spirit, and raises man to Heaven.”
St. Ephrem of Syria