Thought for today:
This is it! It’s the final stretch of our increased fasting, prayer and almsgiving as we prepare for Easter Sunday! Instead of dreading the feelings of hunger and going without that little thing we’ve given up, let’s see them as stepping stones to the Father’s heart, who is very much with us today.
Action for today:
Today look for someone (even a stranger) who seems to be struggling. Ask them about their struggle and promise to pray for them. IF you’re bold enough, encourage them that God is close to them in their suffering.
Prayer for today:
Heavenly Father, I joyfully take up every cross that You have asked me to carry. I pray for the faith to take up my future crosses. I know that Jesus is my companion, and that there is great light waiting for me at the end of this darkness!
Quote for today:
“If you carry your cross joyfully, it will carry you.” – Thomas A Kempis (CLICK TO TWEET)
Be a Hero today – #ShareJesus:
Offer up your burdens today for someone (or a specific intention) privately in your heart.
About the Author:
A youth and young adult minister and educator for over 15 years, Ben is invested in the mission of the New Evangelization. After producing two albums as an independent Christian musician, Ben joined the OCP family and released his album, “Make Your Home in Me,” in 2013. It debuted at #12 on the iTunes Christian charts. In June 2016, he released “Ablaze,” again partnering with Catholic music publisher OCP. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, Ben is a full time itinerant worship leader and speaker. He and his wife and 6 children live in North Canton, Ohio.
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