Lent calendar prayer and reflection for 6 April

Pictures of trees in a livesimply parish

Parishioners paint trees of life in the spirit of livesimply.

Harden not your hearts today but listen to the voice of the Lord. 

Psalm 94:8

Can we hear God’s voice today? This sometimes seems impossible. How can we listen to the Lord in the midst of our busy lives? How can we even know if it is God who is speaking?

We are called not to harden our hearts. Pope Francis reminds us that we can listen to the Lord through the cry of the earth and our sisters and brothers living in poverty.

Trish Sandbach helps to run a livesimply group in her parish in Leeds. She has always felt called to care for creation. She says, “Livesimply has enabled me to name something in my faith which I have held in my heart for a very long time”.

“We’re very happy to have the livesimply award,” she says, “but we do intend to keep working at it because the call is a forever one, it’s our life time duty to take up that challenge and to keep it moving forward.” 

Pray

Lord of all, bless us that we may hear you in our own hearts, our families and our communities. Amen.

Act

Write down one way you can listen and respond to God’s call today. Find out more about how your parish can work towards the livesimply award.  

This reflection was written by Rachel McCarthy from CAFOD’s Theology Programme. 

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