Grace: Ask for a healthy sense of shame before God as I consider the effects of sin in my life. Text for Prayer: Romans 5:1-11 Reflection: There are two aspects we need to examine as we ask for a deep-felt knowledge of the consequences of sin in our lives. First, this meditation is an opportunity to… Read more »
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Grace: A deep knowledge of my sins and my personal responsibility for them. Text for Prayer: 1 John 1:8 – 2:2 Reflection: It is not easy to pray on sin. We find all kinds of ways to avoid looking it straight in the face. Our minds wander. We keep glancing at our watch, wondering why… Read more »
Grace: To grow in sorrow for my sins, to be overcome with shame and confusion before God for my sinfulness. Text for Prayer: Lk 5:1-8 Reflection: The graces that St. Ignatius suggests we ask for at this point in the Exercises are shame and confusion, and they can be especially difficult graces for us to… Read more »
Grace: To have a felt sense of how sin ruptures my relationship with the God who made me out of love and for love. Text for Prayer: Lk. 5:1-8 Reflection: In the Sunday liturgy, we always pray at the beginning of the mass, in the penitential rite, three times, “Lamb of God, you take away… Read more »