Pause + Pray

God’s Abiding Presence


When the church sanctuary is empty, the sanctuary lamp still burns. It’s good to know that Jesus remains in our holy place, even when the pews are vacant.


You are here,
Lord God of heaven and earth,
in the sanctuary of my heart.
You permeate my being
and your presence fills the earth.
You surround me with love.

I want to be conscious
of this grace and power.
I ask you
to increase my capacity
to know, love
and serve you.
Cover me
with your protection
and care.


If I drive by a church today I will bow to acknowledge the Eucharistic presence there. If it’s possible I may even stop for a visit.

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