is a season of soul-searching and repentance.It is a time for reflection and self-examination.May we spend precious moments in meditation
Luke 5:16 we read that Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.In Mark 1:35 very early in the morning, while
it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary
place where He prayed.Sometimes Jesus
went into the hills and spent the night praying.He began His ministry while praying.He prayed during the day with crowds
listening.He prayed before selecting
his Apostles, before doing miracles at the Mount of Transfiguration, at His
baptism, in the Garden of Gethsemane, on the cross, and when He ascended to
scriptures tell us of the need Jesus felt for prayer.It Jesus needed to pray, then certainly you
and I do as well.Through prayer we can
seek to surrender ourselves and take responsibility for our acts and
thoughts.Once we feel the presence of
God within ourselves, we can reach out to others.Let the spirit direct us so our family,
friends, or strangers see Jesus in us.
Let us pray:If I have wounded any soul today, if I have caused one foot to go
astray; if I have walked in my own willful way, Dear Lord, forgive.Amen.