Dearest Jesus, thank You for Your Love this day. For Your friendship. For the meals You gave me. For the companionship with my family, and for the special gifts offered to me by Dr Antwi and Fr Pat. I particularly thank You for my stable job, my Lord, and all the other gifts You have bestowed on me throughout my day.
Lord Jesus, thank You for taking me to St Beuno’s this last weekend, for granting me safe travel, and for allowing me rest and prayer. I particularly thank You for time with You, alone my Lord, my dearest friend and counsellor.
Lord, I did not recognise You in all the gifts I received today, though I do now on reflection. I am sorry, Lord. I thanked You regularly, but did I thank You enough, Lord? Did I receive these gifts graciously and not argue with my parents?
Although I am weak, I know You know me inside out, and You forgive me when I say sorry. I am truly sorry for taking advantage of the day you’ve given me, Lord. Make tomorrow a better day…
I have been mostly peaceful today Lord, and that is down to Your friendship. You have helped me avoid too many arguments with my parents. You have kept me calm, and allowed me to turn the other cheek to insensitive jokes made at my expense. Thank You, Lord for guiding me.
Thank You for giving me the opportunity to show my brother love Lord. I am not sure he noticed, but I know You saw it Lord. Thank You for giving me this small service to You.
Thank You for the past few days where my F001 has opened up to conversations about my faith without it resulting in an argument. Thank You for keeping me calm, and telling me when to pause, and when to stop. Thank You for giving him patience in dealing with the conflicting points of faith between us, Lord, and for asking him to show me respect as his son.
Lord, in the coming days let me build on the patience and humility You are teaching me. Give me the grace to be humble of heart as well as sound of mind.
Lord, today You showed me Luke 2:14 and the words You gave the shepherds. The same words You gave me in 2016. Allow me to be mesmerised with Your Presence, elated by Your Message, and excited by Your Coming Our Lord. Thank You for the special gift of Your Love and friendship. The special gifts of Your Spirit.
Please be with me tomorrow throughout my day and always and forever in Body and Spirit. Let me always call on Your Sweet Heart.
I love You, Jesus.