Pause+Pray

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Pray the News

There is a subtle temptation to reduce the spiritual life to a relationship between “me and Jesus.” We wrongfully treat others and the world as distractions.
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Calling on the Saints

The saints are popular because they are both holy and wholly relatable. Often we can find aspects of their lives that mirror our own.
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Gifts and Grace

Sometimes the demands that are placed upon us fuel expectations that mysteriously bind themselves to us. May this prayer inspire you to release the narratives and enjoy the gifts and grace of the day.
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A Helping Hand

Each of us, throughout our lives, will encounter challenging times where we need someone we can turn to for help and support.
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Sowing Peace

In a world of violence, hatred, and division, Jesus implores us to work for peace. We hope against all odds, believing that Divine love will one day have the victory.
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Wait with Openness

Trust in the slow work of God. If we try to control our life, we will never be at peace. Wait with openness and unclench your fists.
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Forgiving with Bakhita

Josephine Bakhita said that if she met her torturers she would kiss their feet, for without them she would not have become a Christian or a woman religious.
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