The Word Among Us

Lent 2023 Issue

Praying with Jesus This Lent

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Can you imagine what it would have been like to sit with Peter, John, and the other disciples and listen to Jesus as he taught them to pray? More »

The Hour Has Come

What if you were a fly on the wall, able to listen in when Jesus was praying to his Father? What might you hear him saying? More »

Not My Will but Yours Be Done

The Gospel writers do not spare the details when they describe the agony that Jesus experienced in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before his crucifixion. More »

A Pattern for Daily Prayer

  • If you don’t already do so, try to establish a regular time and place each day this Lent to be alone with the Lord.
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Special Feature

Return to Me

Every Lent, God calls out, “Return to me with your whole heart” (Joel 2:12). Why? Because he is “gracious and merciful, . . . More »

We Can’t Throw Them Away

If you’re looking for someone to minister to thousands of people at a Mexican prison, an eighty-two-year-old great-grandmother would probably not be your first choice. More »

Just for Today

"Love is a decision.” I will never forget seeing those words on the wall at our Engaged Encounter retreat in the winter of 1982. More »

Steering into the Pain

About a year ago, I was invited to speak to a group of middle school students in a Catholic school in Florida. The principal wanted me to talk with the students about what life had been like for them during the pandemic. More »