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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Just as I am

From Sacred Space .......


In the Spiritual Exercises, St. Ignatius writes: “I will stand for the space of an Our Father, a step or two before the place where I am to meditate or contemplate, and with my mind raised on high, consider that God our Lord beholds me. Then I will make an act of reverence or humility” This is a beautiful and simple way of entering sacred space. I am not alone with my thoughts and feelings. God is here with me. So I can say to him, ‘Here I am, Lord’. Let me repeat this inwardly several times. Here I am, Lord. Here I am, in this place, for this day. Here I am, Lord, as I am, just as I am, not as I feel I ought to be. No, here I am, just as I am, with all my real thoughts, real feelings, real worries and concerns, and also my deeper wishes and desires. I come before you Lord just as I am.


2 Comments:

Blogger Cura Animarum said...

Thanks crystal. I think I may just print that out to use as I start my own prayer time each morning. It's exactly the kind of 'mood' or space I have been struggling to enter into.

9:08 AM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Cura. Sometimes Sacred Space's opening prayer really speaks to me.

10:07 AM  

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