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Daily Prayer

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

Jesus, my risen Lord,
every Sunday
I’ve walked down that
Emmaus road with you.

I’ve heard lectors and homilists,
proclaim and interpret your word,
but how many times
have I failed to recognize you?
I’ve come to your table,
where the Bread of Life
is blessed and broken.
Faith tells me you are there,
but how many times have
I received you without
my heart burning within me?
How foolish I can be. How slow of heart.

Have patience with me, Jesus,
and increase my desire
to grow closer to you.
Feed me with your word
and your own body and blood.
In each Eucharist
help me to be
more and more open
to the Spirit transforming me
into what I am and
am always becoming:
part of your body,
part of your life.

Help me to join you in being
bread broken open
and cup poured out
to feed a hungry
and thirsty world.
Help me to share
your sacrificial love
in the Paschal mystery,
dying to myself for
the sake of others,
so that I may
rise with you in glory.

In all this, Lord,
make yourself known
to me in the breaking of the bread.
And help me see myself in it too.
Amen.

For a prayer for today from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, see page 13 in the April issue of Living with Christ.

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