Daily Reflections

Daily Reflections are a wonderful way to focus your time and attention on seeking God's plan for the day ahead. Whether you need encouragement, peace, strength, or rest, God can meet you in a very real and present way when you come before Him with a humble heart. We hope you will join us each morning as we seek God's presence in all the tasks ahead.

Daily Reflections are written and contributed by Sister Diane Reed, SNDdeN

Lord God, you set before us the image of a child. Perhaps it is their unconditional love and unswerving trust that captures your heart.

Lord God, today there is concern for all the homeless in our world—refugees who have no country, no city, no home. Help us all find a home in you and one another.

Lord God, how wondrous it would be to reflect you to everyone I meet. Help me to empty myself and create space for your presence within me.

Father of our Lord Jesus, enlighten the eyes of our hearts, that we may know what is the hope, that belongs to our call.

Lord God, it is your heart’s desire to convince your children how much they are loved. You tell us that we are worth more than many sparrows, therefore we should not be afraid.

Lord God, you have said, “I am the truth,” assuring us that everything about you is true. Give us the courage to be like you.

Lord God, forgive us for overlooking you as life hurries by. Give us sensitive hearts that will always be aware of your presence.

As the poet says, “We see his face in ten thousand places. . . .” And for those who have eyes to see, let them see.

Lord God, our news today is filled with such people, and your heart is still overwhelmed. Give us caring hearts that will reach out and touch their suffering.

Lord God, sometimes we forget that you are there by our side in that “dark valley” surrounding us with your tender healing and merciful love. You will never leave us alone.

Lord God, life is difficult at times and we are reminded that we are indeed earthen vessels, fragile and weak. We lean on you and one another.

Lord God, your parting gift to us was peace. “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.”

Lord God, you made it very clear that it was for the needy and the poor that Jesus came to live with and minister to. Why is it that so many missed your message?

Lord God, how often do we miss your presence among us because we expect you to be like someone else.

Lord God, yours are the hands that form the clay of human kind. You understand how fragile earthen vessels can be. Have mercy on us.

Lord God, you were very patient and loving with Thomas and you will be so with us. You understand that we are your people who “long to see your face.”

Lord God, we dare to call you Father and so you are. We your children are formed of the very “stuff” of your being. “Amazing grace, how sweet thou art.”

Lord God, creator of all that is, we can scarcely comprehend such wondrous words but we welcome them with the simplicity of your loving children.