Prayer during Transition

March 8, 2012

Several weeks ago, a friend shared the following prayer to help Chris and I walk through this period of unknown for our future.  It brings me great comfort in the moments I am flipping out about the future.

Holy Spirit, strengthen me ….(what do we need strength for?)
Holy Spirit, guide me….  (What do we need guidance on?
Holy Spirit, comfort me…(What do we need comfort in?)
Holy Spirit, enlighten me…(What do we seek enlightenment on?)
Praying with these four simple phrases has brought me strength, comfort, guidance, and enlightenment.  While the “big answer” still has not come, praying with this has helped me see prayers answered in small pieces.  
I offer this prayer to you and to our loved ones who are experiencing transition. 

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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