Day 34 - 40 Day Prayer Pledge
Posted on March 30 2020
For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:14-16
Many of our frustrations and confusions in life come from our bad memory. We tend to forget that we are just passing through life on earth, and that we are on our way to “the city that is to come.” If we can keep that in mind, it will help us keep everything else in its proper place. Where do I expect to find it? If I believed more fully that life is a difficult, adventurous pilgrimage to heaven, not just a comfortable party here on earth, how would that affect my daily life? Reread the verses, slowly; maybe even out loud: stir up your desire to live this life as God designed it to be lived.
(Make the Sign of the Cross)
A Prayer for Pilgrims
Lord, lead me along the path of your love and keep me faithful to the journey I make.
With the fire of spirit illuminate the road I travel and help me up when I stumble and fall.
With your word of truth make me a faithful pilgrim and help me to choose what is right and just and true.
From your heart of love give me the grace I need to love my fellow pilgrims and to share with them your peace.
With the power of your cross teach me to pour out myself in service of the poor,
that my life might be filled with your love, from the table of your Word and your Body and Blood.
Nourish me with food that gives life. Lead my steps safely along your path
and gather me in with all your sons and daughters, together with our Holy Father,
and all who make their way to you and the life you promise.
Grant this and all good things through Christ our Lord. Amen.