Pausing to Pray: Lenten Meditations for Busy People was written for people just like you: people with full lives and full schedules. Transform your daily routine into a journey with the Lord from Ash Wednesday through Divine Mercy Sunday. Discover how your time spent at the bus stop, during lunch breaks, and between phone calls can become times of peace and prayer with this portable Lenten booklet.
Pausing to Pray features brief excerpts from the Diary of St. Faustina and moving meditations by Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, including Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC; Fr. Joseph Roesch, MIC; Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC; Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC; Fr. Dan Cambra, MIC; Fr. Jim McCormack, MIC; and Fr. Leszek Czelusniak, MIC. Each priest has his own "voice" but they all speak from the heart. Every meditation is an opportunity and an invitation for you to join him as he speaks simply to the Lord.
At the heart of every meditation is trust in the Lord, a trust born of love and repeated each day in the profound statement from the Diary, "Jesus, I trust in You!"
Pausing to Pray also offers you an appendix with biographies on the Marian priests who wrote the meditations, and additional prayers such as the abbreviated St. Faustina's Way of the Cross, an Examination of Conscience, a short version of the Novena to The Divine Mercy, and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. It's a complete, enriching, and portable Lenten devotional for use year after year.
"There's nothing new about Lenten meditation booklets, but there's a lot that's new about Pausing to Pray. In compiling this little booklet, Sarah Chichester wanted to provide an "oasis of prayer" for busy people, and she has done just that. Instead of scripture passages, she carefully selected short excerpts from the Diary of St. Faustina that seem to grow in intensity from week to week.
And the seven Marian priests who contributed the brief meditations have given far more than traditional Lenten reflections. No homilies here, but personal, humble prayer responses to the Diary quotes, as each priest simply talks to God. It's incredibly powerful, like a window into the heart of the priest, inspiring you to make his prayer your own.
Day by day, as you pause with each priest for a moment of prayer, you will find yourself drawn ever closer to the merciful Heart of Jesus."
Catholic speaker and bestselling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist
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Author General No illustrations 0 Page Count 64 Type Books SKU LENT Format Paperback Size No Language English Published Nov 15, 2010 ISBN 9781596142336 Ship Date No