Gospel Lk 21:29-33
“Consider the fig tree and all the other trees.
When their buds burst open,
you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near;
in the same way, when you see these things happening,
know that the Kingdom of God is near.
Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away
until all these things have taken place.
Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass away.”
Help me treasure your lasting Word,
Those insights that will never fail within me,
Those sentences that spark hope in dark winter,
Those pages of love that give direction when I am lost.
Inspire me to pay attention to your voice where
Words sustain me and fold over me when I am cold,
The tender reminders that I may bloom even
When I feel most alone.
(Prayer text: Ronald Raab, CSC)