Day 2 - Hozana

Day 2

OUR LADY OF ENCOUNTERS O, YOU MY MOTHER, AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS 


I offer you my celibacy. You know what a heavy cross this is to me you know the weigh I feel in this, my desert of love. You know my tears and my fatigue.

My grief is not so much caused by love not requited as by the sadness in my unfulfilled yearning to offer love.

Mary, You, My Mother, at the foot of the Cross, I pray, do help me to cast my sights beyond the cross, and spare me the sadness and bitterness that lurch in my soul. 

Help me, I beg you, to remain a source of joy for all those around me.

Grant me, I pray, the grace to savor each moment of the day that the Lord offers me. May my languishing expectation not wither my heart, but mold it to be a deeper receptacle for true love to come. 

Keep me, My Mother, in the realms of hope, peace and joy.

Amen. 


- I pray in silence to entrust to Mary all I feel in my heart - 


Take a moment to treasure up all these things and ponder them in your heart (cf Luke 2,19)

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Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer everyone. Col 4:6

Erika
place Los Angeles, 1 month ago
Amen