Pondering Baptism

January 10, 2019 - 9:36am
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Prayer Meditation for the Baptism of the Lord

Prayer to the Holy Spirit (St Augustine)

 

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.

Move in me, Holy Spirit,

that my work, too, may be holy.

Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy.

Strengthen me, Holy Spirit,

that I may defend all that is holy.

Protect me, Holy Spirit,

that I may always be holy. Amen.

 

Prayer Meditation

 

Prayerfully ponder how through the sacrament of Baptism which you have received (or hope to receive soon), it is as if God the Father says the same thing to you as he said to Jesus: “You are my beloved son (or daughter); with you I am well pleased.” Consider three key words in this statement: beloved, son and well pleased. What does it mean to you to know you are truly beloved by God; that you are a son (or daughter) of the heavenly Father; and that with you, God is well pleased?

 

Resolution

 

This  week, take time each day to consider how much God the Father loves you. If you find yourself becoming downhearted or critical, stop and repeat the words of the Gospel, using your own name; for example, “You (name) are my beloved son (or daughter); with you I am well pleased.” Allow God’s love to fill your heart and wash away your feelings of inadequacy or false guilt.

 

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