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Regina Catholic School Division
March 24

We begin our prayer in the name of the father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 130 says, "My soul waits for the LORD, more than watchmen for the morning."

Waiting can be painful, even unbearable like waiting for a someone to come home late at night or waiting on a phone call in anticipation of a job after months of unemployment. Waiting in the doctor's office for results of anxiety-provoking tests can make us crazy. Waiting to work up the courage to approach someone you like can make our hearts flutter. Waiting seems to be anything but healthy - yet…

The psalmist teaches us that waiting can be good too. Waiting for God is more than just bracing for the worst. Waiting is a kind of soul work. Waiting is preparing, getting ready, even in the face of a wall of uncertainty that might produce paralyzing anxiety.

It is okay to wait. It allows us time to look again at many things I our lives. Waiting is the call of the soul. A sacred vocation of waiting is preparing for the day found in the rising of the sun and every new minute.
In Lent, waiting is the tending of the fire of faith. And waiting can help us sync up with the ongoing work of God, preparing for those who have yet to arrive in our life. Waiting on the Lord is a fruitful endeavor that, like an expectant mother, can give birth to new life..

We end our prayer by opening our hearts to holy waiting in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.