By Adriana Calzada, CCVI
Pause for a few minutes each day for prayer and reflection… Today we share with you ‘So many things keep me from prayer, Lord.’
On Sunday, Pope Francis walked along the Via del Corso to pray at a crucifix in the church of San Marcello on the Corso, which in 1522 was carried throughout Rome to bring an end to plague. Pope Francis prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic.
The arms of God be around my shoulders,
the touch of the Holy Spirit upon my head;
The sign of Christ’s Cross upon my forehead,
the sound of the Holy Spirit in my ears;
the vision of heaven’s company in my eyes,
the conversation of heaven’s company on my lips;
the work of God’s Church in my hands,
the service of God and neighbor in my feet;
a home for God in my heart, and to
God, the Father of all, my entire being. Amen.