Then Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves'” And every day He was teaching in the temple area. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put Him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on His words. (Luke 19: 45-48 NAB)
Jesus, we who have been baptized into Your body have truly become temples of God. You have blessed us by Your presence in us, so that we have become sacred places. We believe that in some mysterious way You dwell in us, that we can pray always in Your presence, as we enter into our own silent spirits. Teach us how to pray by entering into the depths of ourselves; teach us to recognize Your holy presence in all those who believe in You; teach us to recognize all the world as a sacred place, where Your Spirit is always breathing love and life. Amen.
The prayer’s text is taken from Fr. Killian Speckner, OFMConv., The Prayers of Father Killian.
Jakarta, 20 November 2015
A Christian Pilgrim