May I Be Worthy of Your Trust

September 16, 2011

For some strange reason, Lord, you depend upon me.
What possible need could you have for my shoulder?
Why should you lean on me?  Yet you do just that.

I am grateful.  It is a challenge and a trust,
an inspiration and a call to character.

If you are willing to depend upon me,
weak and clumsy as I am,
I am eager not to fail you.

Lean on me, dear Lord.
At least pretend to find me a help.
May your sweet pretence
make me worthy of your very real trust.
~Daniel A. Lord, SJ
Prayer found in  Hearts On Fire: Praying With Jesuits

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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