Lent

The Story of the Three Trees

15 Apr 2019
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Once there were 3 trees that stood upon a mountain top, and dreamed of what they wanted to become… Listen to this beautiful story about our plans vs God’s plan.
As told by Xt3

REFLECT
1. Was there a time in my life when I was happy about the way thingd were going, only to see later on that it had a greater purpose?
2. When things aren’t going my way, do I have trouble trusting that God has something better to give me?

PRAY
A Litany of Trust
From the belief that I have to earn Your love … Deliver me, Jesus.
From the fear that I am unlovable …
From the false security that I have what it takes …
From the fear that trusting You will leave me more destitute …
From all suspicion of Your words and promises …
From the rebellion against childlike dependency on You …
From refusals and reluctances in accepting Your will …
From anxiety about the future … 
From resentment or excessive preoccupation with the past …
From restless self-seeking in the present moment … 
From disbelief in Your love and presence …
From the fear of being asked to give more than I have …
From the belief that my life has no meaning or worth …
From the fear of what love demands …
From discouragement …
That You are continually holding me, sustaining me, loving me … Jesus, I trust in you.
That Your love goes deeper than my sins and failings, and transforms me …
That not knowing what tomorrow brings is an invitation to lean on You … 
That you are with me in my suffering …
That my suffering, united to Your own, will bear fruit in this life and the next …
That You will not leave me orphan, that You are present in Your Church
That Your plan is better than anything else … 
That You always hear me, and in Your goodness always respond to me …
That You give me the grace to accept forgiveness and to forgive others …
That You give me all the strength I need for what is asked …
That my life is a gift …
That You will teach me to trust You …
That You are my Lord and my God … 
That I am Your beloved one … J
Amen.

Source: Sisters of Life – sistersoflife.org

ACTFind something in nature and contemplate its beauty whilst giving praise to the God Who made it

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