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Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.

Today's Gospel: John 15:9-17

What does your daily life of prayer look like?

Maybe you attend Mass each day. Perhaps you pray the Rosary or the Divine Mercy Chaplet. You might do some spiritual reading or pray with Scripture.

It’s important that all of us have at least a few moments each day for contemplative prayer

Contemplative prayer is our opportunity to do exactly what our Lord asks of us in today’s Gospel:

“Remain in my love.”

Contemplative prayer isn’t really about doing. The goal is not to go through our list of prayer intentions, review our upcoming daily tasks, or talk to ourselves about ourselves. It’s also not an attempt to obtain a state of New Age zen or mindfulness.

Instead, contemplative prayer is basking in God’s perfect love for you. We let go of our worries, thoughts, and desires and just be with Him. Words aren’t always needed. Lovers know what that is like. Think about your early days of courting your spouse: Didn’t you sometimes just stare into each other’s eyes, so enraptured in love that words became superfluous?

St. John Vianney once observed a humble peasant praying each day before the tabernacle. When the Curé of Ars asked him what he was doing, the man simply replied, “I look at Him and He looks at me.”

The more we look at Jesus, the more we will know Him. And the more we know Him, the more we will love Him.

When we make this time each day for contemplative prayer, we come away from our prayer filled with peace and joy. Earthly happiness is something that comes and goes, sometimes as ephemeral and fickle as the wind. But joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit that anchors our soul in the midst of life’s storms.




Can I spend ten minutes today resting in the love of God?



My God, I love You! Enflame my heart that I may love You more.


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