Day Six - 40 Day Prayer Pledge
Jesus said: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:44-46
The “Kingdom of Heaven” is one way of describing our friendship with Jesus Christ. That is the greatest treasure and the pearl of great value. How much do you value your friendship with Jesus Christ, our Redeemer and the only King whose Kingdom will last forever? Have you ever given up anything in order to preserve or deepen that friendship, as the men in the parable? Read the passage again, slowly; maybe out loud; imagine each person and their experience of finding the treasure and the pearl; imagine their joy. Tell Jesus how much you want to find a deeper relationship with Him; ask Him to lead and guide you.
(Make the Sign of the Cross)
A Prayer to Invoke the Presence of Jesus Christ
Christ be with me. Christ within me.
Christ behind me. Christ before me.
Christ beside me. Christ to win me.
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me. Christ above me.
Christ in quiet. Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me.
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.
I bind unto myself the Name.
The strong Name of the Trinity;
By invocation of the same.
The Three in One, and One in Three,
Of Whom all nature hath creation,
Eternal Father, Spirit, Word:
Praise to the Lord of my salvation,
Salvation is of Christ the Lord.
from the ancient prayer known as St. Patrick’s Breastplate