Re-evaluate: When you find yourself complaining or being critical....Stop....and instead, praise God for something he has blessed you with.
Pray an Act of Faith: Jesus, I firmly believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament. I adore you as true God hidden here. I ask you to forgive my sin. And because I love you above all things, grant me the grace and faith to receive your very self - body, blood, soul, and divinity in Holy Communion. Amen.
Pray: Pray for your partner's 5-2. Pray for their struggles, that they give it to God, and that God will make perfect all our imperfections.
Look Around: Start each day by asking God "to whom are you sending me?", then at the end of your day, share with someone the results.
Open Up: Spend quiet time with God...Ask him to whom he is sending you...This Sunday tell somebody.
Believe: This week pray for something personal, something you think is impossible. Ask God for this, and believe He can do it.
Reach Out: We all long to be touched by God...this week, reach out and be God's embrace, handshake, hi-five, be his Love.
Be Honest With Yourself: What keeps you from looking to God? This week, figure out what is distracting you from God, and work to eliminate it.
Listen: This week, when someone is speaking to you, really listen. Keep your eyes fixed on them, and help them to feel like they really matter.
Sign Yourself: Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, start it with the sign of the cross...make everything you do this week a prayer.
Ask: Don't doubt yourself and your ability to change your world...Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with power, and God will give you what you need.
Take Peace with you: At the end of Mass, we are told to "go in peace"...this week, let us truly bring GOd's peace into our world.
Build a Friendship: This week in your prayer time, talk to God as you would a friend.
Reflect: What is keeping you from living a "Real Life"? What is your life tied to?
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Fast from Hesitation: It can seem ab intimidating prospect - inviting God into your life. But it is a choice that must be made,,,either he is ultimately important in your life, or not at all. Your challenge is to not live in perpetual hesitation, but choose - choose Christ. And when you choose him, dive fully into the Easter Triduum!
Fast from Negativity: It's so easy to slip into a habit of negativity, especially when things are not going our way. It's also easy to get trapped in another's negativity. This week, focus on the positve, be grateful, cherish the good things, even if they are small. And when you are in the midst of another's negativity, change the subject, or if necessary, walk away.
Fast from quick judgments: Everything has a label these days....but labels aren't always something to be desired. When we label people, we are not seeing them as people, indivitudals, children of God. This week, for every perosn that you see, take a moment, see them, don't label them, see them as a unique perosn with their own story, on their own journey.
Fast from being closed: This one might take a little description. Sometimes in our life, we have a profound experience, but then we forget, time passes, and we move on. This was not the case for the woman at the well. When she encountered Jesus, not only was that a life-changing experience, but she went out and shared it with her whole village. This week, when we encounter God, let's not keep it to ourselves, let's not be closed off, but we too can go out and change the world around us.
Fast from Fear: In Lent we are called out into the desert, called to the mountain top, called away from it all, to be with God. This can be intimidating; we wonder what will happen, and how we will react. We are faced with another challenge when we go to be with God - we leave distractions behind. And when we leave them behind we are faced with ourselves....who we really are. This week, join God on the mountain top, and do not be afraid, but let God tell you who you really are to him.