“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Psalm 63:1

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TODAY’S WORD…

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O God, You are my God,

for You I long;

for You my soul is thirsting.

My body pines for You

like a dry weary land without water.

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– Psalm 63:1 (TJB)

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REFLECTION…

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Being with the Lord is like this

– there are times

when we feel like a tree

growing on the bank of a glorious, flowing river;

then there are times

when we feel like there’s not a drop of water in sight.

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Both can be beautiful moments.

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Yes, whenever we thirst for the Lord,

we must recognise such moments

as significant instances of spiritual truth

and of grace,

which help us realise how much we love God

…and how much we need Him in our life.

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Indeed, such moments should be treasured.

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PRAYER…

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My Lord and my God,

today I just want to stop and thank You

for the grace You gave me of knowing how life is,

both with You and without You.

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Today I know that with You in my heart,

even the darkest of moments are filled with grace

because as I yearn for You,

I realise just how much I need You.

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O God, You are my God,

for You I long;

for You my soul is thirsting.

My body pines for You

like a dry weary land without water..

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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My soul thirsts for You, O God.

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YEAR OF FAITH 2012-2013

FROM THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH…

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2557 […] Thirst for God is quenched by the water of eternal life.

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[CCC 2557]

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"If you only knew the gift God has for you!" (Jn 4:10)

The wonder of prayer

is revealed beside the well where we come seeking water:

there, Christ comes to meet every human being.

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It is He who first seeks us and asks us for a drink.

Jesus thirsts;

His asking arises from the depths of God’s desire for us.

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Whether we realise it or not,

prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours.

God thirsts that we may thirst for Him.

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[CCC 2560]

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