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 encourage us to become like little children. Like them, teach us how to live in the land of implicit trust and love.

“The Lord hears the cry of the poor. Blessed be the Lord.”

Lord God, wisdom is among your most cherished gifts. It is a precious fruit that is harvested from a faithful heart. Give us wise hearts that may always be faithful to you.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we are at a loss for words when we ponder the presence of your dwelling within us. We are earthen vessels, often fragile and broken and yet you love us.

Lord God, we give you thanks for the sustaining love of these strong, steadfast women of old. Give us the tenacity and compassion of their love.

Lord God, your words are indeed light to my feet, illuminating all the highways and byways of life’s long journey.

Lord God, like the good Father that you are, you stretch your children to the edges of their beings where fullness of love awaits us all.

Lord God, you are all about love and you invite us to dwell in this love with you. What a precious amazing grace.

“The world is charged with your grandeur, Lord God. And it is your hearts’ desire to share it in whatever way you can.

Lord God, you became one of us and one with us. You know how hard loving one’s neighbor can be. Help us.

Help us, Lord, to be ever mindful of your loving presence surrounding us, all the days of our lives.

Lord God, you ask us to be companions to one another on life’s journey. Your life taught us that it is essential to lean on one another.

Lord God, we “long to see your face.” Yet even though we do not see you, we love you.

Lord God, you sent your beloved Son to live and die among us. Give us the wisdom and courage to reflect your life and love, all the days of our lives.

Lord God, when it was time for Jesus to return to you, the disciples were anxious also. Like the disciples, send us, too, your comforting Spirit.

Lord God, we know that there are times when you deliver your followers from persecution and others when they have been called to lay down their lives.

Lord God, within us all rests the gift of your Spirit fire. We await your gentle touch to stir into flame the power of your love.

Lord God, loving our neighbor as ourselves is no easy task. Yet you have made it an essential ingredient to loving you. We ponder this mystery and ask for your help.

Lord God, give us the insight to perceive the wisdom hidden within the nooks and crannies of life’s challenges.

Lord God, we hunger and thirst for the gift of trust, in us and others. Send us prophets and wise ones in whom we can entrust our hopes and our dreams.

God our Father, you are the one who will always nourish and sustain your children with the bread of life.

Lord God, life can be overwhelming at times. Hold us fast in your merciful love when we have lost our way.

Lord God, you are the giver of all good gifts. Earthen vessels though we be, we receive your gifts with gratitude and share them with one another the best we can.