Welcoming the Holy

Here we invite you to take time for yourself in personal prayer. The following spiritual reflection offers words and images which we hope will evoke for you an experience of God.

Be still...and know that I am God. Psalm 46

Opening Prayer

Lent is a time to reconsider our relationship with God. It is a time when we deepen our awareness of: “In humility, we accept that we are God’s Beloved and we live our lives in that Love." (M. Williams)

March is also the month of St. Joseph. He is protector and model of this Great Love of God!


Selections from Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O Gracious One, According to your steadfast love; According to your abundant kindness forgive me where my thoughts and deeds have hurt others. Lead me in the paths of justice, Guide my steps in the paths of peace!

Teach me, that I may know my weaknesses, the shortcomings that bind me, The unloving ways that separate me, that keep me from recognizing your life in me; For, I keep company with fear, and dwell in the house of ignorance. Yet, I was brought forth in love, and love is my birthright.

Create in me a clean heart, O Gracious One, and put a new and right spirit within me. Enfold me in the arms of love, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Restore in me the joy of your saving grace, and encourage me with a new spirit.


Now take some time for personal reflection.

What in your life brings you to the deepening awareness that you are God’s Beloved?

How is God inviting you to share this Love this Lenten Season?

Closing Prayer

Gracious God, Enfold us in the Arms of Love and fill us with your Holy Spirit. AMEN


In humility, we accept that we are God’s Beloved and we live our lives in that Love! (M. Williams)

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