February 28, 2021
Each day during Lent, I will be highlighting a Lenten Word (or phrase) of the Day from the readings of the day. I encourage you to reflect on this word or phrase and incorporate it in your prayers today.
He called to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am!” he replied. (Genesis 22:2)
HERE I AM: This is a beautiful way to start off your morning prayer each day – “Here I am!” These are words of gratitude. You have been given a new day. “Here I am!” says, “Thank you for this day, God! How can I use it to serve you?”
This prayer starter is particularly appropriate for the Lenten season. Pope Francis said, “Lent is a humble descent – it is about becoming little.” We “become little” when we turn our focus toward the will of God, when we willingly offer ourselves up to him daily.
When we say, “Here I am!” and sincerely listen and follow what God has planned for us, we are taking steps toward sainthood. That’s right – US – saints! Who knew?