Hello, and welcome to another week. Rejoice! Christ is risen and you are alive. There is more time for you to follow Christ; to run the race. And, thankfully, by praying along with me you are doing exactly that.

If you are struggling with some issue (maybe an illness, or depression, or death in the family) remember that Christ said we should carry our cross and follow Him. These are our crosses. It is difficult to carry them, but again Christ says that His burden is light.

How can these crosses be light when we feel so weighed down by them? They are light because at our final judgement, these torments will pale in comparison to the joys of heaven. Think long term...and you will not fail.

Now, for what you've been waiting for...today's mental prayers! Enjoy.

God bless and until next time...stay holy my friend ☦️

Shalone