Day 6: Rooting oneself in prayer
The meaning of our pilgrimage (excerpt from “The Wisdom of the Pilgrim” by Anselm GRUN)
On the way, we meet Inn. Inn is a place where wounded people receive assistance and care. (…) Jesus is the one who carries us on when we are too weak, on our way to Inn, his father’s house. God himself takes care of us. (…) Indeed, on the way, we need a place to rest and a place heal the wounds. We need to regularly find inns on our way. If we stay too long in an inn we risk to loose the necessary impulse to follow up our way.
Bible passage: Mt 6, 6-8
But you when you pray, isolate you in the most retired room, shut the door and pray your Father who is present in the secret; your Father who sees you in the secret will give it back to you.
When you pray, don’t keep repeating as pagans: they imagine that by din Tka root of words the will be satisfied.
Don’t imitate them because your father knows what you need even before you requested it.
If I don’t spend free time with those I love, do I truly love them? Love supposes to give time for the other. With God it is the same. Saint Michael who has a sure intimacy with God, give me the taste of this interior silence lived in secret.
Prayer intention for us
Teach us God true humility and give us the grace to know how poor we are. We ask for the grace to be still in your presence.
Say one “Our Father”, one “Hail Mary” and one “Glory Be to the Father”.
Prayer intention for our country
We pray that our country grows in faith and let God fight for us the devil.
Recite one “Our Father”, one “Hail Mary” and one “Glory Be to the Father”.
Saint Michael, who bring our prayers in front of God, defend us against the devil, deliver us from all attacks. Help us to close all possible open doors to the devil in our hearts and our lives.
Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6