Mary, Mother of God | Saturday 1 January 2022

The feast of Mary, Mother of God

 

Prepare yourself for prayer today by focussing on your breath…take a few deep breaths in…and then a few releasing breaths out. Notice how the change in breath brings stillness and an awareness of God’s presence.

 

Cast your mind back over the week… we have heard the commandment to love, experienced the fear of a family, been confirmed by the faith of a widow, the wonder of God made Man, the nurturing care of an ordinary life.

 

Today we celebrate Mary as the Mother of God. Mary has made the transition from maiden to mother. In time, Mary will be Mother of us all. Do you share her willingness to say ‘yes’? Where may Mary support your journey of faith?

 

Is there a particular moment God is drawing you to remember? Notice what rises to the surface naturally… allow the moment to reveal itself …

 

Do you notice any tensions, lack of understanding or frustration? Allow these moments to be witnessed…

 

Where, in the prayer journey of the week, have you found an opening of the heart or sense of revelation or relationship? Is there something you may carry into the New Year? Again, notice what arises naturally…

 

Looking forward, what would you like to ask God for, to find movement in your prayer life and practice.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.