Monday/Prayer :: Holy Week Reflections
And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.” Matt 21:12-13
Prayer is not something we do,
But something we enter.
A stance of attentiveness,
A dance in which we learn to follow
And listen without words to one who leads.
My life … a house of prayer.
I am a place where He abides,
And I abide as I stop moment by moment
Acknowledging that I am His.
Reflect: How often do you remind yourself that you belong to Him? Without this simple exercise, we always drift into self … self-focus, self-protection, self-loathing, self-ishness, etc. … and we rob God and ourselves of the joy of the “with God life.” Today, offer short, silent prayers each hour in which you acknowledge who you are before God.
Pray: Father, thank You for abiding with me … for doing life with me. I acknowledge that my life drifts frequently into self being the center of my existence. Life is better when I am living in the awareness of your presence and goodness. I acknowledge that I belong to You. My life is not my own, and this is not a surrendering so much as it is acknowledging who I truly am! The “easy yoke” is abiding with You. Thank You for forgiving me for robbing You of what You desire … and what I deeply desire as well. Today, may I live in the awareness and out of the awareness of “us.” Amen.