“Teach me your ways, O Lord.”  Our Responsorial Psalm this week comes from Psalm 25 and is a prayer for forgiveness and guidance.  It expresses our desire to learn God’s ways, to be taught His ways and to be guided in His ways.  We have confidence in his compassion and goodness.  The section for this week concludes “He guides the humble to justice and teaches the humble his way.”

 As Vincentians, this prayer of David should be our prayer as well.  For we desire first and foremost to grow in holiness.  It is through prayer and discernment of God’s will for us that we grow in holiness.  It is by coming to know and follow His ways – His will for us – that we discover the depth of His love for us and those we minister to.  In humility, we open ourselves to His guidance that we may live His will.  Do I come in humility to prayer and discernment honestly and earnestly seeking His will and guidance?  Do I trust completely so that I might follow where He leads me – even when it is not comfortable?

Lord Jesus, teach me your ways!  Make your ways known to me.  Guide me in your truth.  In your kindness, remember me.  Open my heart to your will for me.  Allow me to walk humbly, following where you might lead me.  Make your ways my ways that I might walk fully in your love.  We pray all of this in your name.  Amen

Deacon Mike