As we start on another week, many of us will have to face new challenges and opportunities thrown our way. And with the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic still looming around, feelings of uncertainty and worry cannot be avoided.
However, as Christian teachings have been reminding us ever since we were young, all obstacles can be overcome so long as we keep our faith and love for Jesus within our hearts. Even Pope Francis emphasized this point in one of his spiritual messages. “Although the life of a person is in a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God,” he says.
May we all live out the spirit and teachings of Christ in our everyday lives. Let us start today with this short prayer:
Prayer to Live as a Child of God
Father in Heaven,
when the Spirit came down upon Jesus
at His Baptism in the Jordan,
You revealed Him as Your own Beloved Son.
Keep me, Your child,
born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to my calling.
May I, who share in Your Life
as Your child through Baptism,
follow in Christ’s path of service to people.
Let me become one in His Sacrifice
and hear His Word with faith.
May I live as Your child,
following the example of Jesus.
Prayer from catholic.org.