As you begin your retreat, pause for a few moments and allow yourself to grow still. Take several slow, deep breaths. Become aware of God's unconditional love for you.
1 Peter 4:10
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace.
Through Baptism we are each incorporated into the life of Christ. In Confirmation we are called to recognize and celebrate the gifts that God has given us through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Those gifts, given by God, allow us to participate more fully in the life of Christ. With God's grace and a generous heart, there's no telling what good might come from God's gifts used wisely.
What are the gifts I've received through God's grace?
What are some ways that I use them in service of others?
(Using these words or your own, pray to the Holy Spirit.)
Holy Spirit, source of inspiration, help me to claim the gifts God has given me. Let me discover how my gifts may be used in service to others.