Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take are of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil (Matthew 6:34).I've long looked to the wisdom of this teaching. However, at some point -- probably coinciding with the physical and mental exhaustion of parenting -- it became easier to pray on autopilot. Life became less focused on daily opening my heart to God's will, and instead became more focused on counting down the hours until nap time, dinnertime, and bedtime. So, as I've thought about my recent mental turmoil and my friend's wise advice, I've realized that I don't need to put together an elaborate plan for Lent this year. Instead, as I make small sacrifices and focus on Christ's Passion, I need to bring these six words into my daily prayers: Lord, show me your will today. Saying this one prayer takes just a few seconds, and it doesn't require pulling out a book or finding a special prayer card. By stopping for just a moment when I wash my hands at the sink or as I drag myself out of bed to nurse the baby, I can open my heart and ask God to guide me. Will you join me, as I pause in the middle of life's craziness, to pray these words during the upcoming Lenten season?
Copyright 2019 AnneMarie Miller
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Eagerly seeking new adventures each day, AnneMarie enjoys life in Oklahoma with her husband and little boy. She has a passion for the Faith and particularly loves learning more about the Liturgy, saints, and various devotions. AnneMarie’s musings on Catholicism, literature, and motherhood can be found on her blog, Sacrifice of Love.