I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
We are four days into the season of Lent.
I decide at the last minute to add one more practice. One which I attempted briefly years ago, but, just couldn't manage to stick with it.
Praying the rosary.
My fingers, still itching to play computer solitaire, find solace as I caress each bead.
The peace of mind induced through my daily yoga routine enhances my ability to focus on the prayers and meditate upon the Holy Mysteries.
I have to read the prayers at first. It will take much longer than these four days to memorize all but the Our Father and Hail, Mary.
It, indeed, may take the entire forty days of Lent.
But, I am determined to stay with it this time. Hoping this discipline of prayer will last long after this season has passed.
And, no, the changes I've made in my everyday activities are not easy. Not yet comfortable. Not disciplines I can accomplish on my own.
But, can do only through the One who gives me strength.
Who calls me into a closer, more intimate relationship with Him.
Jesus, my Lord . . .
Are your Lenten resolutions still in place? How are you progressing? Are you finding it tough going? Or, has it been easier, and more rewarding, than you could have imagined?
Will you pray with me?
Bless and comfort us, Father, during this time of Lent when it is difficult to keep our commitments to You. Remind us that Your strength is perfected in our weakness. Help us to trust that You will see us through. Amen.
Psalms 30, 32 or 42, 43
Saturday, February 25, 2012
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