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Greetings from Maine!
I recently returned from my 30-day retreat in Gloucester, MA where I was introduced to the "beholding" prayer that I think you might like. You simply ask God to behold you, to see you, to hear you, and to feel what you may be feeling at the moment. Then you ask God for the grace to behold Him, to feel His presence and to hear Him.
You can do this at anytime and anywhere. I did this the other day while standing in line at the grocery store. Here's what I prayed: "Dear God, please behold me, behold the clerk and each person waiting to be served. Please see us, feel what each one is feeling at this time, and give each person what he/she needs ~ peace, joy, strength, healing, etc. Thank you very much."
I find praying this way so delightful. It makes me smile and gives me great joy. What a wonderful way to connect with God and to pray for others.
You might want to try it. I'd love to hear about your experience.
More to come on my retreat experience in Gloucester.
(Sunrise photo taken from my room at Eastern Point Retreat House)
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