Reflection – Anna Byrne DC

God is Good
I know I ask a lot, God.
Just like the people who saw Jesus at Galilee,
I’m usually asking you for help.
But this prayer is going to be different.
I don’t want anything
I don’t need help with a problem.
I know you’re right here with me.
Right now, I just want to say thank you.
Thanks for all you do for me.
Thanks for making me who I am.
Thanks for the people who love me.
Thanks for this wonderful world.
Thanks for being right here with me.
Just one small request: Please give me the courage
to tell my friends how great you are. Amen Mark 5:18-20

Reflection – Anna Byrne DC

I Messed up Again, Jesus
I try so hard Jesus. I try to do everything you said I should do.
I love you. I believe in you.
I try to be good to others. But sometimes I really make a mess of things.
I feel terrible about it. It like I have a hole in my soul.
I just want things to be right between us again.
Then I remember the Apostles – they messed up too.
When you needed them most in the garden of Gethsemane,
Peter, James and John fell asleep.
When the soldiers came to arrest you, the Apostles ran away.
On top of that, Peter denied that he ever knew you.
You forgave them all, though.
I know that you will do the same for me, Jesus.
I know I keep messing up, but I also keep trying.
That is what the Apostles did and that is what I’ll do too. Amen Mark 14:32-72

Give thanks

God is with us
Always loves us
Guards our heart with peace
Goes ahead of us and leads us
Follows behind and protects
Walks beside to be our friend
Never forget
How great our God is.
Quiet Room and Prayer Space in
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children