Monday, January 19, 2015

Day 3 . . .

Intercession
May those who long for a child of their own be filled with trust in God’s loving plan.

Prayers
Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be

Reflection
It can be very difficult and painful when the Lord doesn’t answer our prayers the way we hope. We may have many doubts and questions, wondering why we face the challenges that we do. Yet even though our suffering is often shrouded in a sense of mystery, we believe that the Lord loves us with great tenderness and compassion that is beyond our imagination. Knowing this, we can trust that
“all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Rom 8:28).

Acts of Reparation (choose one)
• Smile. Ask God today for the grace to be extra joyful and share your love for Christ with those who need that encouragement the most today.
• Pray the Rosary, or even just a decade, today for someone who has hurt or disappointed you, and ask for the grace to forgive that person.
• We can sometimes forget how blessed we are to have many of our daily comforts. Give up sleeping with your pillow tonight.

One Step Further
Learn how some methods of conceiving a child pose serious concerns in “Life Matters: Reproductive Technologies.” Visit bit.ly/ReproductiveTechnologies2011
to read the article.

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