3rd week of Lent

Focus on prayer

TIME: 4:00pm
DATE: 3/10/21

This week, we continue to focus on prayer. Pope Francis asks us to "make our hearts firm" and to be "merciful, attentive and generous." Embrace his call to mercy by reaching out to those in need. Be attentive to the Lenten call to prayer; be generous with your time and treasure. "Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart "which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference.” Pope Francis states in order to receive what God gives us and to make it bear abundant fruit, we need to press beyond the boundaries of the visible Church. We must unite ourselves in prayer with the Church in heaven. The prayers of the Church on earth establish a communion of mutual service and goodness which reaches up into the sight of God. Together with the saints who have found their fulfilment in God, we form part of that communion in which indifference is conquered by love. The Church in heaven is not triumphant because she has turned her back on the sufferings of the world and rejoices in splendid isolation. Rather, the saints already joyfully contemplate the fact that, through Jesus’ death and resurrection, they have triumphed once and for all over indifference, hardness of heart and hatred. Until this victory of love penetrates the whole world, the saints continue to accompany us on our pilgrim way. What are your Lenten prayers? How will you spend more time talking to God through prayers? Are you making a concerted effort to attend daily Mass or Sunday Mass during Lent? Are you attending Stations of the Cross? Prayer is one way that we can strengthen our relationship with God during Lent.

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