O God, who enlighten everyone who comes into this world,
illuminate our hearts, we pray,
with the splendour of your grace,
that we may always ponder
what is worthy and pleasing to your majesty
and love you in all sincerity.
Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer after Communion on the 4th Sunday of Lent
The Prayer after Communion at Mass yesterday had us pray for God to be God and us to be us, fully us, truly us.
God is love, light, truth, and God seeks to share all that is good.
All that is good helps us to fulfilment – for our own benefit and that of otheres, and yet so often we progress by half measures, and retreat into the shadows.
But we pray for things to be as best they might be.
Sometimes to pray for this is all that we are able to do, but God has ways of answering our prayers beyond what we can imagine.
Steps at St Trophime, Arles, France. (c) 2013, Allen Morris