Desires Page: Finding Words to Name Our Desires
Alexander, Andy, S.J.
Waldron, Maureen McCann
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Lord, let me experience your coming into my heart today.Lord, I want to embrace the gift of peace you are offering me. Please, Lord, slow me down.Forgive me my impatience, my judgements, my jealousies, my greed and any way I make strained relationships even worse.Help me be sensitive to the needs, struggles, pain of others today.Give me the courage to offer gestures of peace and love and reconciliation, where they are needed today.Help me chew the message of your coming today: into poverty, to enter my own experience, to be truly with me. Prepare my heart today, O Lord, that I may be open to the graces you offer, particularly in the struggles, the dryness, the sadness and the conflict.Only you know how serious this illness is, my Lord. With the grace of your coming this Christmas, prepare my soul to begin to surrender to you, that I might live in this world more and more with my heart set on the banquet you have prepared for me, when you come to bring me home to you for ever.Lord, I so want to be a source of light and peace for my family and friends. Keep me centered on the mercy and peace you offer me, that I may love them with great joy and tenderness.Lord, you know my heart, with all its mystery and complexity. Please let me know my desires, let me know what I need, let me humbly ask you for your graces these precious days ahead.