Stand in God’s presence. God is present here and now, looking upon you with love.
Ask for the Grace: I will beg God our Lord that all my intentions and actions may be directed purely to the praise and service of His Divine Majesty
Fixing a place, a picture for meditation: See the Gospel healing scene
Ask for the fruit of meditation: that I may note and experience the power of Jesus in myself and my life
1. St. Marc wrote the Gospel at the request of the Romans, especially to non-Jewish Christians. In it, he describes healings and miracles, which for the recipients of his Gospel are a sign of God’s action and God’s power, which in turn allows them to speak in today’s language to deepen their faith and believe in Jesus Christ.
What do you need, what power of Christ do you seek, which allows you to strengthen your faith in him?
2. Satan screams loud, he must be spectacular to be attractive noticeable. God comes in silence, to the depths of your heart, he does it without shouting, he does not need publicity. God only cares about the relationship of love with you. You can find God’s presence in all things, those very simple ones like walking, looking, talking, tasting. Just sensitize all your senses.
How did God come to you today, where and in what activities did you see him?
3. Everyone was amazed … What does it surprise you? Do you allow yourself to be surprised or is something blocking you from this? How do you surprise your loved ones, how do you surprise God?What did you let God surprise you during this prayer?
4. Give yourself a few minutes to be in the presence of Jesus if you need and want to say His name: Jesus.
Meditation: St Ignatius encourages in The Spiritual Exercises No. 2 … Because not so much knowledge, but internal feeling and the taste of things please and saturate the soul, that is, we stay where we feel interior movement … and nervously do not try to go on.
The final conversation: Spend a little time at the end, being with God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit….as you would with a good friend: sometimes talking, sometimes listening, sometimes being together in silence. Speak to God about your feelings. Remember that times when ‘nothing is happening’ can also be significant. When you’re ready, end your prayer by saying thank you or using words that are familiar, such as the Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)–whichever feels right and comfortable. (The Spiritual Exercises No.54)