20 March: Meditate on the gift of creation

 

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Catherine Ngangira, Zimbabwe “Creation is a gentle friend, ever present to listen and share in my joy and sorrows. It’s not judgemental but instead gives freely its freshness and prosperity. It refreshes my inner being to share the joy that only nature can provide.”

Meditate on the gift of creation. Take a walk outdoors, contemplate the plants in your home, or simply close your eyes and focus on the feeling of sun and wind on your skin.

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Take a few minutes away from your usual routine to focus on your connection to the Creator. Here are a few ideas:

  • Start by identifying a place where you can hear, see, and feel the natural world.
  • Take deep breaths and clear your mind.
  • Allow the presence of God to fill your spirit.

At the conclusion of your meditation, commit to finding 5–10 minutes a day to silently pray with creation for the remainder of Lent and beyond. Seal your commitment with this prayer:

O heavenly Father, you have filled the world with beauty: Open our eyes to behold your gracious hand in all your works; that, rejoicing in your whole creation, we may learn to serve you with gladness; for the sake of him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

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