Friday, June 15, 2018
Develop a grateful memory
153."Prayer, because it is nourished by the gift of God present and at work in our lives, must always be marked by remembrance....our prayer is interwoven with memories. We think back not only on his revealed Word, but also on our own lives, the lives of others, and all that the Lord has done in his Church. This is the grateful memory that Saint Ignatius of Loyola refers to in his Contemplation for Attaining Love, when he asks us to be mindful of all the blessings we have received from the Lord. Think of your own history when you pray, and there you will find much mercy. This will also increase your awareness that the Lord is ever mindful of you; he never forgets you. So it makes sense to ask him to shed light on the smallest details of your life, for he sees them all."
I am convince that when we develop this grateful memory, we are full of joy!