TURNING TO GOD - A Retreat #10 in the Everyday

God who is always near


Prayer for Grace: To re-order and re-direct all aspect of my life towards God

Desire: To pray for the graces to turn towards God in all my circumstances both in the good and in the bad.


MEDITATION


Draw Near (Ames 4:8)

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.”


I will let you find me (Jer 29: 11-14)

11 For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—…—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. 12 When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. 13 When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, 14 I will let you find me—….


Wisdom for Trials (James 1)

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.


Joy and Peace (Phil 4: 4-7)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! 5 Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. 6 Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. 7 Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds….