Meditation before the Blessed Sacrament – for health

The fourth meditation has been a hard one for me to articulate, Father. How do I ask You for greater good for my body, my health, when You’ve given me life overflowing?

Do not hesitate to ask for the good of your body – for health, for memory, for success. I can give you everything, and I always give when the gifts make souls more holy. What do you want today, My child? Oh, if you knew how I long to do you good!

Oh my precious Jesus. You have already given so me much — even Your life You’ve given for me — how can I possibly ask for more? You have chosen me to love and be loved by You, to hear Your voice calling me to follow You.

You’ve given me my husband, our children, our family and friends–those family by choice–even my bodily health and my earthly well-being have You secured for me each day. As I awake each morning, You, by Your grace, remind me to seek only to do Your will. But even as often do I yet stumble into sin and unmindfulness of Your holy presence.

My life is truly blessed by Your gifts, so freely given to one so unworthy, yet one so grateful.

So this day, Holy Lord,

All I need
Is a more willing heart open and prepared to do the work You give me to do.

All I desire
Is for You to be the true center of my world —
To feel Your holy presence each moment of my day.
To have open ears pitched to hear Your voice
In the rush of the wind,
In birds’ songs,
In the words of those through whom You speak to me.

All I long for
Is a conscience clear and filled with joy,
As I discern Your will for me each day.

All I thirst for,
Are clear eyes focused on seeing You
In each person You love and place along my path.

All I hunger for, my precious Lord,
Is a love for You, so fierce and full that I might come, one day,
To be worthy to behold You face to face.

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