This devotional is uniquely Catholic in that the meditation is based on the daily readings for the Mass, called the Lectionary. But you don't have to be Catholic to find a home here! Click on 'Today's reading' for the lectionary link to read the bible readings, then click the back button and spend a few minutes with the meditation. Relax! This is your time, well deserved, much needed, and holy. Let all the things you "should be doing" melt away and bask in the presence of your God who loves you!

Before we begin, let us pray,

Father, you created me and put me on earth for a purpose. Jesus, you died for me and called me to complete your work. Holy Spirit, you help me to carry out the work for which I was created and called. In your presence and name - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I begin my meditation.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It is written.

Lectionary: 24
St. Peter Damian

Have you been tempted yet? It's been just a few days since the good intentions of Ash Wednesday and your resolution may be starting to wane. So straight up we hear of Jesus being tempted. Even Jesus relies on the Word of God when tempted. 
One more thing: Christ shows us how desperately we need the Word to fight off temptation. When you are tempted to give up on your commitments for Lent, especially your time with the daily readings, pray the psalm, "Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble." 
Prayer: Oh Jesus, keep me focused on Your Word this Lent, so that I may resist temptation and be the mom you want me to be. St. Peter Damian, pray for me. Amen. 

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