Therapist Catherine Hart Weber o ers re ective prayers to give us a restful spirit and get us into the presence of God.
BY CATHERINE HART WEBER
licensed therapist and director of the Flourish Center for Wellbeing
During amazing and di cult times, we pray our deepest heartfelt prayers—those things we think about a lot, don’t talk about much, but feel and embody intensely. These simple, constant prayers of the mind, heart and spirit go beyond sustaining, Christ-forming prayers and liturgy.
Sometimes we just need endurance, healing, belief, hope or gratitude. When there are no words, or only a few, the Holy Spirit helps us.
Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me. Thank You. Please help. Heal. Save. Guide. Come, Lord Jesus. Your Will be done. Your kingdom come.
Then we quietly rest in the presence of God, aiming at union with Him and being restored by Jesus. We listen for the still, small voice of love, assuring us:
Be still. Don’t be afraid. Live in Me. I am with you always. You are loved. I am your Shepherd. I’ve got this. I will make a way. I will complete the good work I have begun.
PRAYER + REFLECTION
1. What are the deep prayers stirring in your mind, heart and spirit?
2. As you rest and listen, how is God speaking assurance to your soul? 3. Take this soul restoration you receive with you into your day.