As I entered into Holy Week, I was distracted and focused on certain deadlines. Making retreat with the entire Church during the Triduum–with a special, silent day on Good Friday–has allowed me to once again re-center and re-focus. And that’s very helpful for Holy Saturday, which seems to be a day of when the Church holds her breath, waiting.
One of the passages I prayed with this week was Lamentations 3, which says that it is good to wait on the Lord. And yet, waiting can be such a hard thing to do, especially for those of us who can think of a million other things we could be doing. Yet, by slowing us down, waiting can bring us “out of our head” and into the present moment.
So, this Holy Saturday, as I wait, I want to keep it simple. Focused on the Lord. Here is one prayer that is short, almost like a mantra that I can repeat through the day, that helps me to stay in the present while I wait on the Lord.
A Simple Prayer
God, let me find my home in your Heart.