We begin our prayer in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Today, Jesus makes a bold statement by saying: "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:1-6).
Since Jesus went to heaven he must mean that he is still available to us in many different and unique ways ways in our everyday life – that is how love works. The question is: "Can we see him?"
So, we open our hearts to God by praying:
Here I am. Lord – body, heart and soul.
With your love, may I be big enough to reach the whole world,
And small enough to be at one with you.
Consider this reflection:
The man whispered, "God, speak to me."
And a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear.
So the man yelled, "God, speak to me!"
Thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen.
The man looked around and said, "God, let me see you."
A star shone brightly. But he did not noticed it.
And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle."
And a life was born. But the man was unaware.
So, the man cried out in despair,
"Touch me, God, and let me know that you are here!"
Whereupon God reached down and touched the man.
But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.
Sometimes we miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged the way we expect it to be – sometimes we miss God because we've made God too small.
We close by praying:
Glory be to the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.