The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Cycle A
Here, as stated before, it is my intention to draw from the forthcoming Sunday liturgy and to offer a guided prayer on one of the pieces of scripture in the same way that we have been doing in Exploring Personal Prayer. I do not intend to offer any reflections on the scripture. My suggestion is that you follow the Ignatian structure: preparation for prayer by reading the scripture, going to your prayer place and doing the prayer itself, and then moving away to another place and doing a review of the prayer. Keeping some sort of prayer journal is good practice. Note any moments of consolation in the prayer, where you felt drawn more deeply into God, and moments of desolation, where prayer was disturbed, where you were distracted and pulled further away from God: feelings of attraction and repulsion should be noted. These points may provide areas for repetition of the prayer. Also, if you have a spiritual director or prayer partner, someone who can listen with an ear to where God is in this, it may be worth sharing your prayer with them. I am following the processes outline in the prayer cards above. You may print these onto A6 or A4 card to have in your prayer space to help you become accustomed to this way of praying, remembering it is more of a flow than a rigid structure.
52 ‘Blessed are you, O Lord, God of our ancestors,
and to be praised and highly exalted for ever;
And blessed is your glorious, holy name,
and to be highly praised and highly exalted for ever.
53 Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory,
and to be extolled and highly glorified for ever.
54 Blessed are you who look into the depths from your throne on the cherubim,
and to be praised and highly exalted for ever.
55 Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom,
and to be extolled and highly exalted for ever.
56 Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven,
and to be sung and glorified for ever.
Background music is the album: Keith Halligan – Lifestyle Meditation, Global Journey