Shelter me - A New Hymn from Fr. Michael Joncas for the Covid-19 Crisis

A suggestion for daily prayer time.

Find yourself a quiet room where you can be undisturbed for a few minutes.
In quiet prayer you open youself to the Holy Spirit and invite his presence.

Maybe light a candle if you have one, to signify Gods presence.
Read – or sing- or listen to this hymn,
 

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord (Michael Doyle)

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place
So I may see your glory
The beauty of your face.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place
We bow down before your throne
In this holy place.

One thing that I ask of you, oh Lord
The desire of my heart
That I may live in your temple, oh Lord
From this day forth.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place

So I may see your glory
The beauty of your face.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place
We bow down before your throne
In this holy place.

One thing that I ask of you, oh Lord
The desire of my heart
That I may live in your temple, oh Lord
From this day forth.

Draw me to your presence, oh Lord
Bring me into that holy place

So I may see your glory
The beauty of your face.
The beauty of your face.

Feast of St. Clare–  Tuesday 12th August 2020

Say. “Holy Spirit of God enlighten my mind and my heart that the message of the Gospel may transform me from within.”

Read this Gospel Passage slowly, pausing at the end of each sentence.
Then re-read it again. Close your eyes and envisage the scene like a video in your mind, imagine you are a bystander witnessing the moment, and then pause in silence and ask the Lord to reveal the message of that passage for YOU. Sit quietly and listten.
Spend a few moments now speaking to the Lord around that message for you and asking his help to live it. 

Give thanks to the Lord!

Matthew 19:27-29

Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘What about us?’ he said.
‘We have left everything and followed you. What are we to have, then?’
Jesus said to him, ‘I tell you solemnly, when all is made new
and the Son of Man sits on his throne of glory,
you will yourselves sit on twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
And everyone who has left houses, brothers, sisters, father, mother, children or land
for the sake of my name will be repaid a hundred times over, and also inherit eternal life.’