Prayer – from Bible Alive

In the prayer at the beginning of Mass, the liturgy points out three key attitudes: vigilance in prayer, diligence in charity and exultation in praise. Firstly, we must pray with vigilance. Secondly, we must be hardworking in charity: fraternal charity – not only giving alms, but being tolerant of those who annoy us, our children when they make too much noise, or our husband or wife when they are difficult. Charity or love always mean sweat, hard work, even tears. And thirdly we must be exultant in joy. This desire to encounter the Lord must be our quest, our deepest thirst and desire.

Bible Alive, 7 March 2018

Holy Spirit, give me the grace today to be an authentic witness of Christian joy, hope and love.