The Way of the Cross and Resurrection
A Guided Meditation
End
Dear Lord,

- Thank you for helping me to stand in calmness and patience because my faith is so strong I know the final outcome.

- Thank you for helping me to be obedient to what you ask of me, even if it’s difficult.

- Thank you for helping me to understand that falls are a part of life. You’ve shown me to get up and to keep going.

- Thank you for helping me to offer comfort to others even when I’m hurting and to see and be grateful for each blessing I receive.

- Thank you for helping me to turn from pride and toward humility so I can receive with grace and offer empathy to others.

- Thank you for helping me to pay attention to the numerous small blessings, even in the most distressing of circumstances, for helping me to live in gratitude.

- Thank you for helping me to know that falling is not the problem. It’s in staying down. Even with great burdens I can get up again with your help.

- Thank you for helping me to look with spiritual eyes and to see the depth in others, no matter what’s going on in my life.

- Thank you for helping me to understand my weaknesses and to reach beyond them with devotion to your will for me.

- Thank you for helping me to hold lightly the things of this world, helping me to hold tightly to my spiritual gifts.

- Thank you for helping me to live your vision of obedience to God’s will.

- Thank you for helping me to hold nothing back, to offer myself fully to you.

- Thank you for helping me to know that your gifts surround me like you were enfolded in your mother’s arms.

- Thank you for helping me to have spiritual eyes so that I may have the peace that passes understanding.

- Thank you for helping me to offer praise and thanksgiving in all things.

-Thank you Lord for filling me with abiding contentment, incredible joy, and tremendous gratefulness.

Amen

You can use photos from your church and make copies for your parishioners. These are from Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal church in Hampton, NH.
If these thoughts have made a difference in your life in any way and you would like to share your insights with others, please send a note or call: Lynn Durham, RN 603-926-9700, smile@lynndurham.com

Blessings!