Step #1: Lectio / Read
Click the link below or open your Bible to the passage and read through the reading at least once, paying attention to what is happening in the text.
Step #2: Meditatio / Meditate
Use the following meditation to help you reflect more deeply on the Scripture (you may want to read the passage again).
It’s the day after the election (though I am writing this in advance, so I don’t know what Wednesday holds for us). You probably have a lot of emotions right now, maybe good, maybe bad, maybe confusion because there is not a result yet.
But, no matter where we stand today, today’s psalm is a reminder to all of us: The Lord is our light and our salvation.
Jesus is our savior, no one else. No matter what the outcome of last night, Jesus is bigger than our greatest fears and our greatest hopes. He is larger than anything else. Through Him, we already have the possibility of everything we could ever hope for: being united with Him in heaven.
How did He give us this hope? By giving up everything. By dying a brutal death. A death He freely chose, knowing so many that He was dying to save would still turn away from him. Do not let His death be in vain for you. Fight to follow Him. Trust Him, love Him.
The Lord is calling to each of us today. We have the chance today to seek Him out, to stand by Him, to dwell with Him. Can you imagine different your town, city, state, our country, our world, would look if more were following Him? If more fully knew that He was our savior?
It all would look really different I am sure. Let’s bring His light into our world today. We all need it.
And know that He is your savior, no one else.
"We are called to work for justice and truth and to defend the vulnerable and promote the common good of our country.
We have a Christian duty to change the world, beginning in our neighborhoods and local communities, but also taking an active role in the affairs our nation and being concerned for people everywhere in the world.
We are responsible to care for one another and we are called to create a shared community in which the sanctity and dignity of every human person is cherished and respected from conception to natural death." - Archbishop Gomez
Step #3: Oratio / Pray
These questions are to be used to talk to God; have a conversation with the Lord about these questions and what is going on in your heart as you pray today.
Where do I find hope?
How can I share Christ's message of hope with my community?
Where so I fight to follow Christ?
Step #4: Contemplatio / Contemplate
In this step, you listen. Stop talking, let God speak to your heart. You may repeat one of these short phrases to focus your mind on the Lord.
"The Lord is my light."
"Jesus is my savior."
"Jesus, I trust in you."
Step #5: Actio / Act
In light of today's reading and your time spent in prayer with the Lord, what concrete action or actions will you take to let this encounter with the Lord bear fruit in you today?
Share Christ's message of hope with someone today.
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Today's prayer was prepared by Lisa Majernik, a non-profit worker who lives with her husband and puppy in central Illinois.
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