As you begin your retreat, pause for a few moments and allow yourself to grow still. Let go of any distracting thoughts. Take several slow, deep breaths. Become aware of the great love God has for you.
If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
This verse from John's gospel proclaims that all that can be known about God, the Father, has been revealed in Jesus Christ, the Son. As we prayerfully reflect on the words of Scripture, we come to a deeper knowledge and living relationship with both God and Jesus. In prayer we invite the words of Scripture to take root in our hearts and transform our lives.
How does my prayer open me to a more intimate relationship with God?
How does my prayer deepen that relationship?
(Pray to God, using these words or words of your own.)
God of all creation, thank you for the gift of Jesus, who wore your human face.