Keep close to the Church at all times, for in the Church you find true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament.
As we continue our Lenten pilgrimage, here is a prayer that may help when we come together in Church:
O Crucified and Risen Lord,
we gather here in this place rendered holy by You,
in particular, by the mysterious presence
of your glorified body, of your Person in the Eucharist.
We rejoice to be with You.
We rejoice to be together in You, sisters and brothers.
We come to sing Your praises, to hear Your word, to enjoy You.
We come with dreams,
and also with burdens, which we secretly hope will be transformed by You.
Although we may sometimes wonder how close you are,
may Your presence here relieve any doubt.
As You often said to Your disciples, You say to us “Peace be with you.
With a whisper of our hearts, we entrust ourselves to You, O Lord.
Deign fill us with the overflow of divine love,
so movingly revealed at the Cross and in the Resurrection.
Thus shall goodness and mercy follow us in the coming week, and all the days of our life.