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AWARENESS OF GOD’S PRESENCE - Retreat #11 in the Everyday

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Prayer: To be aware of God’s presence in my life

Desire: To pray for the graces to be aware of God’s presence and action throughout my everyday activities to Finding God in all things.


Seek (Isa 55: 6)

Seek the Lord while he may be found, call upon him, while he is near.

You will find Me (Jer 29: 10-14a)

10 For thus says the Lord: …11 For I know well the plans I have in mind for you….plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope. 12 When you call me, and come and pray to me, I will listen to you. 13 When you look for me, you will find me. Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, 14 I will let you find me

  • How have you searched for and called out to God in a major moments in your life?

  • How do you search for God's action in your daily life?

Always with you (Matt 28:20b)

Jesus said to his disciples, “And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age”.

Who is Near (Jer 23:23)

"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD

I will go with You (Exodus 33: 14)

The Lord answered, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

  • How have you sensed God's presence in a time of distress?

Lord you know me (David’s Response Ps 139)

The All-knowing and Ever-present God

Lord, you have probed me, you know me: 2 you know when I sit and stand; you understand my thoughts from afar. 3 You sift through my travels and my rest; with all my ways you are familiar. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, Lord, you know it all. 5 Behind and before you encircle me and rest your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, far too lofty for me to reach.

7 Where can I go from your spirit? From your presence, where can I flee? 8 If I ascend to the heavens, you are there; if I lie down in Sheol, there you are. 9 If I take the wings of dawn[c] and dwell beyond the sea, 10 Even there your hand guides me, your right hand holds me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely darkness shall hide me, and night shall be my light” 12 Darkness is not dark for you, and night shines as the day. Darkness and light are but one.

  • Prayer with David's words as. your own, and move into wanting what comes up for you.

  • Write down your response.

  • Share with God your thoughts, feelings.

In Your Presence fullness of Joy (David’s Response (Ps 16:11)

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

  • End with a Glory Be


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