“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him...
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:8,18
How much time am I willing to set aside this Lent for prayer? When I enter God’s presence, do I bring others and their intentions with me? Am I willing to intercede on behalf of all who suffer?
Father, I want to take advantage of this most holy time to deepen my relationship with you. Enable me to be faithful to time set aside for prayer. Allow me to taste your tenderness and to remember to pray not only for my needs but also for those of my broothers and sisters. Amen.
(Extract from: LENT WITH POPE FRANCIS, ed by Donna Giaimo FSP © 2014, Daughters of St. Paul )