Visio divina for 3/9/12 – “Ten Commandments” – Day 4 (Praying)


Pray to God, allowing for the transformation of your being and feelings. Give to God what you have found in your heart.


Loving God, you are the Lord our God.  You brought us out of the house of slavery through the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, your son.  We often find ourselves turning away from your great love to follow our own passions and desires.  You know us far better than we know ourselves.  You know that we want to love you with the fullness of our hearts, yet we are weak.  Guide us – form us – help us to cherish your commandments – and give us the discipline to follow them. 

All-knowing God, we recall Moses’ trepidation in leading your people Israel to freedom.  Despite his fear and feelings of inadequacy, he did great things.  He even delivered the commandments, written by your very hand to the people.  Just as Moses presented the commandments to be a guide for all people, may we by our lives, present your love and care for all people.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who live and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit – God forever and ever.  AMEN!

Chase M. Becker

©Ten Commandments, Donald Jackson 2003 The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota.  Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

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