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Love Him totally who gave Himself totally for your love.

From Third Letter of St. Clare

Prayer Meditations

When you come to pray, always remember:

  • God has called into being
  • God loves you more than you could ever imagine
  • God has a vital purpose for your life

Receive God's gift of love
Whom are we seeking?

Receive God's gift of love

"I have loved you with an everlasting love." (Jer. 31:3)

Throughout the Bible we are told that God loves us, that Jesus loves us. Do you know what this means? Have you experienced this love? More than anything else God wants you to know beyond any shadow of a doubt that He loves you.

Reflect on the scripture quotes we have picked or choose others that speak to your heart of God's faithful love. In the silence and solitude of your heart, allow the words of God, your loving Father, to speak to you. Repeat them to yourself in this time of prayer and throughout the day. Allow yourself to hear these words, and to know that they are true. You are loveable. You are loved by God and you have been loved by Him since the beginning of time. He loves you regardless of how you feel about yourself. Because God has "called you by name" (Is 41), feel free to personalise these quotations by putting your own name into the quote.
Our Lady knew God's incredible love, so ask her to lead you into this experience.

"I knit you together in your mother's womb." (Ps 139)

"You are precious in my eyes and I love you." (Is 43)

"As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you, close to my heart." (Is 40:11)

"This is my beloved Child in whom I am well pleased." (Luke 3:22)

"The Lord your God has carried you as a man carries his child, all along the road you have travelled." (Deut 1)

More scripture passages: Bible quotes for living.

Whom are we seeking? *

The Lord asks the first disciples,
who, are perhaps, still uncertain and doubtful:
"What are you looking for?" (Jn 1:38)

We can read into this question other radical questions:

  • What does your heart seek?
  • What concerns you?
  • Are you looking for yourself or are you looking for the Lord your God?
  • Are you pursuing your own desires or the desire of the One who made your heart and wants to bring it to fullness, as he knows and understands it?
  • Are you running after only passing things or are you seeking the One who does not pass away?

"In this world of dissimilarity, with what do we need to be concerned, Lord God?From the rising of the sun to its setting I see men overwhelmed by the turmoil of this world: some look for riches, others, privilege, others yet again the satisfactions of popularity." (St Bernard)

"Your face, O Lord, I seek" (Ps 27:8)

Is the response of the person who has understood the uniqueness and the infinite greatness of the mystery of God and the sovereignty of his holy will but is also the response, even if it is only implicit and confused, of every human creature in search of truth and happiness. To seek God has always been the quest of every being thirsting for the Absolute and the Eternal.

Many today tend to consider any kind of dependence humiliating, but the status of creature in itself implies being dependent on an Other and, therefore, as a being in relation, dependent on others.

To seek the will of God means to seek a friendly and benevolent will, which desires our fulfilment, that desires, above all, a free response in love to its love, in order to make of us instruments of divine love.

It is along this way of love that the flower of listening and obedience blooms.

* From: The Service of Authority and Obedience, by The congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life

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